Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fatal Wyoming Motorcycle Crash
Posted on May 14, 2016
A motorcyclist lost his life in a collision with a motorist in Cheyenne, Wyoming 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 the vehicle driver’s 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 on the 400 block of Van Buren in East Cheyenne, Wyoming. An investigation conducted at the scene of the accident revealed that Douglas, who was 33 years old, was riding a Yamaha R-1 motorcycle south on Van Buren. He then crashed into a Chevrolet SUV operated by Zuiker.
The lawsuit states that Zuiker was parked on the shoulder of the southbound lane of Van Buren prior to turning left and suddenly cutting across both the south and northbound lanes. The complaint also states that Zuiker positioned her 2001 Chevy Blazer right in front of Douglas’ 2007 Yamaha, thereby causing the collision between the two vehicles. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that 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 damages, as well as non-economic damages, including medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of consortium.
For additional information, access the WyomingNews.com article, “Cheyenne Woman Sued in 2014 Fatal Crash.”
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. Contact the motorcycle accident and wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner.