George P. Varvitsiotes, 56, of Newnan, IL, was injured while operating a 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle on I-57 in Cumberland county when a tractor trailer driven by James T. McMorris, of Zachary, LA, rear-ended the bike. Mr. Varvitsiotes was thrown from the bike and declared dead at the scene by the Cumberland County coroner. According to sources in law enforcement, criminal charges are currently pending against Mr. McMorris. This is the second major motorcycle accident to occur in the Cumberland area over the last several weeks.
Traffic accidents are always painful and difficult experiences. When one ends in the death of a loved one, though, they can be particulary traumatic. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Varvitsiotes.
Illinois offers a complex but effective system of personal injury law meant to protect persons who have been killed or injured through the negligent acts of other persons. Here, Mr. McMorris was at fault and the family of Mr. Varvitsiotes will be entitled to compensation for any lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and any medical bills incurred by Mr. Varvitsiotes as a result of the accident. They will also be entitled to compensation for their own pain and suffering and related damages under the Illinois wrongful death regime.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.