Ceres Man Killed in Motorcycle Collision
On September 16, 2022, a man from Ceres was killed in a motorcycle collision in Fresno, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on southbound State Route 99 near Shaw Avenue, officials reported.
Details on the Motorcycle Collision in Fresno That Killed a Ceres Man
A preliminary report revealed that a man from Ceres was riding a motorcycle on southbound Highway 99 in Fresno in the far-left lane when he reportedly encountered an obstruction in the road. The biker allegedly struck the item causing him to fall off his motorcycle.
The motorcyclist landed in the right lane of SR-99, where he was hit by a Toyota driven by a 28-year-old Fresno woman. The biker was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.
Officials indicated that the Toyota driver was uninjured in the incident. CHP traffic officers reported that the Toyota driver did not show any signs of impairment. However, a toxicology report is pending and may take several weeks to complete. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has recently identified the decedent as 29-year-old Caleb Carias-Jurado from Ceres.
How Can a Lawyer Help Our Family with a Wrongful Death Claim?
Motorcycle riders are vulnerable on the road and are more likely to suffer serious injuries or get killed in a collision than occupants of passenger vehicles. Aside from the injuries, motorcycle crashes may lead to mounting medical bills, wage loss, and other direct costs. Unfortunately, some bikers may succumb to their injuries. When a family loses a close relative to this type of accident, they may bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. A Fresno motorcycle accident attorney will advise surviving family members on how to proceed with the case and what to expect from the legal process moving forward.
Some of the common economic and non-economic damages survivors may be able to seek after a fatal motorcycle collision include medical bills covering the time the decedent was treated at the hospital for final injuries, funeral service costs, lost companionship for surviving family members, mental anguish, and more. While financial compensation may not bring a lost loved one back, it may help the family with these losses and help provide them a secure future. Getting maximum financial recovery for a wrongful death claim may be challenging, particularly when difficult insurers and defense counsel are involved.
An accident attorney may need to call on expert witnesses to determine the full scope of economic and non-economic damages. This will help a lawyer build a strong and compelling case for maximum compensation. An attorney will also review the death certificate, traffic incident report, medical records, and other documents concerning the fatal incident. From there, the lawyer will work to prove negligence on the part of the other side and seek a favorable outcome in the case on the family’s behalf. Learn how our injury lawyers can help your family by watching the video below or call now for a free consultation.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Fresno
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno wrongful death lawyer. Losing someone you love in an accident is devastating. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle collision because of another party’s negligence, you may have options to recover damages. A wrongful death attorney from our law firm can help you bring a claim to seek financial recovery. Our legal team has decades of experience handling fatal accident cases and will lead the way in navigating your claim. Learn more by dialing (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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