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Man killed in motorcycle accident

A 36-year-old man in Massachusetts was killed after he was involved in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Aug. 3. The incident reportedly occurred around 1 a.m. on the westbound side of Route 44 in Carver. Investigators responding to the scene recovered pieces of a vehicle indicating a blue Hyundai was involved. The 29-year-old man allegedly responsible for causing the wreck turned himself into the local police around 4 p.m. that afternoon.The man was charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death. If convicted, the second charge carries a minimum sentence of one year in jail. At his arraignment on Aug. 4, the man was ordered not to operate a motor vehicle. The prosecution requested that he be ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device upon his release. The defendant is due back in court on Aug. 29. The victim’s family may consider filing a wrongful death claim against the defendant. In order to collect restitution, surviving relatives will need to prove the injuries resulting from the victim’s death were caused by the defendant. The plaintiffs in this case may be entitled to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic hardships that were caused by the incident. The family may receive enough to account for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses and other related damages as well. Many lawyers work closely with investigators and reconstruction specialists to discern how accident victims may have died in a collision. Legal counsel may focus on gathering a preponderance of evidence implicating the defendant for causing the incident, typically due to driver negligence. Drivers may be considered to be negligent, and at fault for damages, if the accident was caused by recklessness, speeding, violating traffic signals or driving while intoxicated. Source: Wicked Local Carver, “Carver man posts $10,000 cash bail following arraignment in fatal crash of Halifax man“, Kathryn Gallerani , August 04, 2014

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