A man died in a motorcycle crash in Macon County, on Saturday night, October 31st. A news release by the Bibbs County Sheriff’s Office disclosed that 51-year-old Aaron West rode his bike near the intersection of Short Street East around 6 p.m. when he crashed.
The victim lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to avoid a vehicle that merged into his lane. The crash impact caused the motorcycle to flip, and the police said the driver of the car he tried to avoid might not have known that he was there.
The Sheriff’s office said medics took West to Navicent Health Medical Center, where he passed away around 7 p.m. The investigation into the crash is active, and any witnesses can contact the sheriff’s office if they have additional information.
In Georgia, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and they often leave victims dead or with injuries that result in a disability. Common injuries sustained are spinal cord injuries that might lead to paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, and road rash.
Severe injuries lead to physical pain and, sometimes, psychological trauma. It also leads to loss of income, high medical bills, and for those who have spouses, loss of consortium. These issues are resolvable if the victim seeks the guidance of a competent motorcycle accident attorney.
The attorney would review the victim’s case to find what caused the accident and if there is another party’s involvement. If there is, and the person bears the blame for the occurrence, the lawyer will commence a personal injury lawsuit to help the victim recover damages.
At Calvin Smith Law, we understand that getting fair compensation for your crash injuries can be difficult. Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys can help you recover financially as you heal physically.