A Fresno motorcycle accident fatality occurred near the River Park Shopping Center on December 7, 2018. The tragic incident happened at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon near the intersection of Nee Avenue and Blackstone Avenue. An SUV was turning into a parking lot near the intersection when it was struck by a westbound motorcyclist. Medical personnel responding to the scene performed life-saving measures on the injured rider. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the victim as Roger Rowell, a 51-year-old resident of Fresno.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Rowell during their time of grief.
Investigation of the Fresno Motorcycle Accident Fatality
The intersection was closed for several hours for the investigation. The driver of the SUV was reported as being cooperative with authorities. So far, investigators have not yet decided what caused the motorcycle accident. A traffic collision report typically takes a couple weeks to be released by the agency investigating the collision.
Motorcycle Accidents and Wrongful Death
Whenever a loved one is lost in a motorcycle accident, the devastation and pain are immeasurable. When such tragedies occur, surviving family members have to cope with overwhelming grief and many unexpected damages. Expenses such as end-of-life medical care and funeral and burial services can all mount quickly. Loss of a loved one’s benefits, earnings, and household services for his or her family can make it even more devastating for family members to deal with. In these instances, certain family members may pursue a wrongful death claim to recover resultant losses. To learn more about California wrongful death lawsuits, watch the following YouTube video.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a California Wrongful Death Claim?
Only certain individuals related to the deceased are able to file for wrongful death. The types of recoverable damages in these cases are specific. An experienced Fresno wrongful death attorney can explain in detail what particular losses may be recovered. In California, the following may be claimed:
- All funeral, burial, and related expenses
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury suffered by the deceased before his or her passing. This may be recovered in a survival action
- Lost benefits, inheritance and future financial support due to the unexpected death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of comfort, companionship, affection, love, moral support, and society
- Value of the household services that the decedent would have provided to his or her family
How a Fresno Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
There is nothing quite as traumatic as the sudden loss of a loved one, especially when the death was caused by the negligence of another party or entity. Matters are often compounded when those who remain are left with mental anguish and financial hardships. When this happens, a family should not feel afraid to ask for help in times of need. An experienced wrongful death lawyer in Fresno can help protect a family’s best interests as they focus on mourning and recovery.
Fresno Motorcycle Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno motorcycle accident attorney. When a motorcycle rider collides with another vehicle, the results are often life-changing. If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed in a motorcycle accident, you may reach out to me anytime for free, friendly advice. You may call me at (559) 377-7676 locally or toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
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