Fatal Bicycle Collision on Almond Avenue
On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 10, 2023, CHP traffic officers reported a fatal vehicle versus bicycle collision on Almond Avenue in the Modesto area. The incident occurred on Almond Avenue in the vicinity of Elm Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. and involved a Chevrolet sedan, officials said.
Details on the Fatal Bicycle Collision on Almond Avenue in Modesto
A preliminary report revealed that officers with the California Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the bicycle accident and located a BMX-style bike and a Chevrolet sedan. The bicycle had significant damage, and the male cyclist was found along the edge of the roadway, according to the CHP.
Sadly, the bicyclist was declared deceased at the crash site, authorities reported. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released. Officials are continuing with the investigation, and no further information was immediately available.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
When a loss of life results from the careless or negligent behavior of another party or entity, it may be deemed wrongful death. The family of the decedent may have grounds to file a wrongful death action against the negligent party or entity to hold them liable for the loss and the resulting damages. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents may cause serious injuries before a tragic loss of life. This may include internal trauma, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and more. For a successful case, survivors must have clear and compelling evidence demonstrating that the other side was liable for the fatal incident and that the accident had a profound impact on their family.
For a fatal bicycle accident, it must be proven that the involved driver was engaging in negligent conduct in the moments leading up to the incident. That may include speeding, unsafe lane changes, texting and driving, DUI, and more. Evidence must demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligence resulted in a close relative’s ultimate passing and that caused your family to suffer economic and non-economic damages. Eligible survivors may seek reimbursement for mental anguish and grief, loss of companionship, medical bills (through a survival action), funeral costs, lost earnings, and more.
To get an assessment of what your family needs and deserves, let an experienced California wrongful death attorney evaluate your case. With a dedication to their clients and in-depth knowledge of California wrongful death law, an attorney can determine the damages your family is entitled to and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. For information about how our injury lawyers from AutoAccident.com can help you and your family with your fatal bicycle accident case, watch this video or set up a call or in-person meeting for free, friendly case advice.
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