Marconi Avenue Fatal Crash Involved Motorcycle Rider and Vehicle
A fatal accident between a motorcyclist and a motor vehicle was reported in Sacramento on October 1. According to Sacramento Metro Fire, the collision occurred along Marconi Avenue between Greenwood and Mission avenues around 8:30 p.m. Two other people involved in the crash were transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Highway Patrol Investigating Cause of Fatal Accident
The vehicle involved in the crash with the motorcycle showed major damage to its front end. The investigation into the cause of the collision is being conducted by the North Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Causes of a Motorcycle Accident Fatality Involving the Negligent Driver of a Motor Vehicle at an Intersection
The most common cause of a motorcycle accident fatality involving the negligent driver of a motor vehicle at an intersection is the failure of the motorist to yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle. Other causes include:
- The driver’s failure to notice the motorcyclist because they had been drinking caused the crash.
- The motorist was speeding and unable to stop, which would have prevented the accident fatality.
- The driver’s failure to properly signal a turn led to the collision.
- Driver distractions such as texting or talking on their cell phone can lead to a fatal accident.
Holding a Negligent Driver Responsible for a Fatal Accident
The vast majority of motorcycle fatalities are caused by the negligence of another driver. In California, if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to hold the other driver responsible and recover damages through filing a claim for wrongful death.
To succeed in a wrongful death claim, it must be proved that the other driver was negligent. This means that they failed to employ the level of care that a reasonable person would have used in the same situation. For example, if the other driver was speeding or texting while driving, they may be considered negligent.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle fatal accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation with the help of an accident attorney. While no amount of money can ever truly make up for the loss of life, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help ease the financial burden placed on your family and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
One of the motorcycle accident lawyers with AutoAccident.com can help you navigate the legal process, gather the evidence to support your claim and fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our attorneys today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Sacramento
I am Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. When someone dies in an accident caused by another driver or entity, the family may be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death claim. You can get free and friendly advice about your case when you call us at (916) 921-6400, or you can use our toll-free line at (800) 404-5400. An online contact form is also available.
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