According to the Phoenix Police Department, forty-three-year-old Kirk Jarvis died from injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. The collision occurred on Tuesday at approximately 6 p.m. at 17th Avenue and Pecos Road when a sixty-one-year-old woman driving a 2007 Audi failed to yield at a stop sign.
According to Police Spokesman Tommy Thompson, Mr. Jarvis, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The woman, whose name was not released, was not injured.
Police do not believe impairment was a factor in the accident.
Even if the state does not file criminal charges against the driver here, the victim’s family may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle if the investigation reveals that the accident was a result of her negligent actions.
Although a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back a loved one, compensation from the suit may cover the victim’s medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death lawsuit may also bring the family closure by holding the negligent driver responsible for her actions.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at the personal injury law firm Oracle Law Group