Two Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Hunt Road in Gustine

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in the Gustine Area

A man and his granddaughter succumbed to their injuries in a fatal motorcycle accident in the Gustine area on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7, 2021. The fatal crash occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. at Gun Club Road and Hunt Road, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported.

A preliminary CHP traffic report revealed that a man was riding a motorcycle with a minor passenger northbound on Hunt Road. At the same time, a 2007 Acura TL driven by a 39-year-old woman was headed southbound on Hunt Road. For unknown reasons, the front left corner of the Acura struck the motorcycle, ejecting both riders off the bike.

The Acura came to a rest after striking a metal fence along the east shoulder. The Acura driver was hospitalized for major injuries at Mercy Hospital in Merced. The minor passenger of the motorcycle, a 7-year-old Gustine girl, was taken to Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries that night. The motorcycle rider and grandfather of the young child, 66-year-old Norman Figueroa of Gustine, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Further details on the incident were not immediately available.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death describes a fatal incident where negligent or reckless actions result in a loss of life. When this occurs, surviving family members may hold the at-fault party accountable for damages incurred. Those negligent parties may also be held liable for any losses the survivors have incurred. Financial compensation recovered through a wrongful death case may help with the cost of end-of-life medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, loss of care, companionship, and protection, and more. Although wrongful death claims may seem challenging, an experienced Gustine personal injury lawyer is here to help.

Procedure for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

Bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party is not always straightforward. An investigation of the fatal accident is necessary to determine if negligence was involved. Once fault has been established, the evidence must be gathered and preserved to prove the wrongful death case. A claim must be filed with the insurance company representing the negligent party. If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurer, a lawsuit must be filed in court before the two-year statute of limitations to ensure the statute is protected in the case. A Gustine personal injury attorney can help you and your family with submitting your case. To learn more about the claims process, watch the video below for additional information.

How Our Law Firm Can Help with Your Fatal Motorcycle Accident Case in Gustine

At our law firm, our Gustine personal injury lawyers understand how challenging it can be to come to terms with the loss of a close relative. While compensation from a wrongful death claim may not take away the pain you and your family have experienced, but it can help ease the financial hardship you all may be facing. Our legal team can help you obtain the closure you need and the justice you deserve after a loved one’s wrongful death. We depend on our experience, skills, and resources to navigate the wrongful death claims process with difficult insurance companies to seek the fair compensation you and your family rightfully deserve. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Gustine

I’m Ed Smith, a Gustine personal injury lawyer. The sudden loss of a close relative is the most devastating experience a family can ever go through in life. Filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for your loss can be challenging, but a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling wrongful death cases can help. Financial compensation in a wrongful death claim is not intended to replace a lost loved one, but it can help provide for a more secure future after such a loss, particularly if that relative was the primary provider of the family. For assistance with your case, contact an injury attorney at our law firm today for compassionate, free, and friendly advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. Our legal team is available anytime to review your case and discuss your potential legal options for recovery.

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