The Fourth of July 2012 was not a day of celebration for the Hendrickson family of Fort Wayne, Indiana. James R. Hendrickson and his wife Mary Catherine, riding a motorcycle, were approaching the intersection of Ardmore and Covington just after noon when they were hit by a car.

James was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Catherine, his wife, who was seriously injured, was transported to a nearby hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Four days later, Heather R. Hendrickson, administrator of the estate of both the deceased, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle, citing failure to exercise reasonable care in the inspection, repair, maintenance, and operation of her car. The lawsuit maintained that that the driver of the other vehicle breached her duties, and was reckless and/or negligent. The claim sought restitution of medical expenses, funeral costs, and attorney fees.

If you or a member of your family has sustained an injury because of a motorcycle accident, consult a personal injury attorney at Taylor King Law. Many motorcycle accidents are caused because of negligent and reckless driving on the part of 4-wheelers (a car).