Ventura Motorcyclist Dies in Accident Near Ojai on Hwy 150
I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura motorcycle accident lawyer. A Ventura motorcyclist was killed in a crash along Highway 150 near Ojai on April 17. Air and fire units from Ventura County responded to the accident. The road was closed for about an hour while the accident was investigated by officers of the California Highway Patrol.
According to a report issued by CHP, the 24-year-old woman was riding her bike along the highway westbound between Red Mountain Fire Road and Casitas Pass when it left the road and struck a dirt berm. The crash threw the woman off the motorcycle, where she suffered injuries that proved fatal. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The accident cause is being investigated by authorities, and anyone with any information pertaining to the incident is encouraged to phone the CHP for Ventura County.
Accidents Are Common in Ventura County
Statistics by the California Office of Traffic Safety show that there were a total of 4,117 injuries and fatalities in the county in 2014 due to accidents. Of those accidents, 367 were alcohol-related, 254 involved motorcycles, 183 involved pedestrians and 202 involved bicycles. Speeding was a factor in 1,035 of the accidents, 290 occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. and 162 were hit and run accidents.
What Kind of Damages Are Recoverable?
When injured through someone else’s negligence, the victim of a crash may face mounting medical bills, lost time from work and other expenses. Our team of investigators is experienced at proving fault, so an accident victim can obtain the damages they deserve.
Any medical expenses associated with an accident are recoverable. These include ambulance fees, doctors’ bills, including specialists, prescriptions, physical and cognitive therapy and home services. Transportation for treatment or appointments and medical accessories such as a wheelchair, walker or others is also included. If continued care beyond the settlement date is needed, future expenses are calculated into the figure.
Lost wages are included in the damages, including loss of earning capacity if the individual is no longer able to perform the same type of job. Damages based on diminished earning capacity are usually based on the age of the person, skill and education levels, occupation and life expectancy. Loss of companionship or loss of affection refers to a couple’s inability to engage in the benefits of marriage following an accident. Pain and suffering is determined by duration and severity of pain.
Attorney Ed Smith
Ventura Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura motorcycle accident lawyer. When you or one of your loved ones has suffered injuries caused by a negligent driver, please call me at (805) 372-0200 for friendly and free advice. My toll-free number is (800) 404-5400.
I have been helping injured California car accident victims obtain fair compensation for their personal injuries since 1982.
I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is reserved for lawyers with million dollar or multimillion dollar settlements.
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