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Fatal Moped Accident in Lynchburg, Virginia (VA)

What Happened

On February 26, 2013 a man died from his injuries from a moped accident.

The accident took place the day before in the 2100 block of Langhorne Road. According to police a Jeep SUV and the moped collided. The 51-year-old rider on the moped was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he would die as a result from his injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.

The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

Americans are looking to gas friendly mopeds and scooters as gas prices continue to rise. As more and more mopeds and scooters show up on the roads, drivers of cars and trucks need be more vigilant. One major reason is that drivers fail to see or accommodate mopeds on the road. A very common misconception by drivers is that mopeds do not belong on the road. If the highway or roadway speed limit is 35 MPH or less mopeds have the same rights and are allowed to drive just as a car would. In the same light a common misconception by moped riders is that they must adhere to the laws of operating a motorcycle on highways of 35 MPH or greater. Recently in North Carolina (NC) a moped enthusiast has addressed both misconceptions by pushing for the state to change its definition of a moped to make the road a safer place for moped riders.

Moped accidents are very dangerous often leaving victim riders severely injured or worse dead. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed while riding a moped we urge you to speak with our experienced Virginia (VA) personal injury or wrongful death attorneys. For example in this accident if the driver of the SUV is found to be the cause of the accident or have acted negligently compensation may be sought for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and pain and suffering. This family will now face new challenges in their everyday life, choosing the right representation can make the difference between moving on and living life, or never being able to overcome the tragedy.

Potentially Helpful Info:

A previous client of ours was a passenger on a moped that was struck by a distracted driver. After being knocked off their moped our client was then ran over by the same vehicle. She was airlifted to a local hospital but would not survive her injuries and died the next day. Through our expertise in dealing with insurance companies our firm was able to settle this difficult case with the insurance company prior to filing a lawsuit.

Take a moment to read our car accident injury guide so you're fully informed about what to do if you are hurt in VA car accident.

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