Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Posted on April 8, 2016
A motorcyclist lost his life in a collision with a motorist in Cheyenne, Wyoming that occurred on August 10, 2014. The mother of the motorcyclist, Michael A. Douglas, Jr., filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the motorist, Riggs Zuiker, alleging that her acts and omissions were the direct and proximate cause of the victim’s injuries that resulted in his death.
According to legal documents, police responded to a deadly crash between a car and a motorcycle in the 400 block of Van Buren in east Cheyenne. An investigation that was conducted at the scene of the accident revealed that Mr. Douglas, who was 33 years old, was riding south on Van Buren on a Yamaha R-1 motorcycle. He then crashed into a Chrevolet SUV operated by Ms. Zuiker, who was 60 years old at the time.
The lawsuit states that Ms. Zuiker was parked on the shoulder of the southbound lane of Van Buren prior to turning left suddenly across both the south and northbound lanes, in an effort to turn into a driveway. The complaint also states that Ms. Zuiker positioned her 2001 Chevy Blazer right in front of Mr. Douglas’ 2007 Yamaha, thereby causing the collision between the two vehicles. Furthermore, the lawsuit says that Mr. Douglas did not exhibit any negligence, and did not cause the accident.
The victim’s mother, Emley Clarke, is requesting an award that will provide full and just compensation for past and future economic as well as non-economic damages, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium.
If you lost a family member or loved one due to the negligence or intentional acts of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call the wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner.