Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Mount Whitney Avenue in Fresno County

Fatal Motorcycle Collision on Elm Avenue

Officials in Fresno County reported a fatal motorcycle collision on Elm Avenue on Friday, August 26, 2022. The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on Mount Whitney Avenue and Elm Avenue near Laton in Fresno County, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Details on the Fatal Motorcycle Collision on Elm Avenue

CHP traffic officers reported that a man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle in the area when he was involved in a collision with a pickup truck towing a trailer. Sadly, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have recently identified the decedent as 41-year-old Joe Madrid of Clovis.

This is the second fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Fresno County on August 26, 2022. The first incident occurred around 20 minutes before this crash on southbound State Route 41 and Harlan Avenue near Riverdale. A man was riding a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle when, for unknown reasons, the bike reportedly crashed into a concrete median wall.

Sadly, the Kawasaki motorcycle rider passed away at the collision site. Officials have identified the decedent as 57-year-old Christopher Ortega of San Luis Obispo. Additional information on the recent fatal motorcycle crashes in Fresno County has not yet been released due to ongoing investigations.

How Can an Attorney Help Our Family with a Wrongful Death Case?

Coming to terms with the loss of a family member is never easy, particularly if the loss occurred suddenly and because of a motorcycle crash. When a person loses their life in a motorcycle accident, it may often be described as a devastating event that was no one’s fault. However, a review by an experienced accident attorney with years of experience handling wrongful death cases will reveal that the loss of life could have been prevented and was the result of someone else’s negligence.

Surviving family members may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim that includes economic and non-economic damages. These refer to the intangible losses and financial hardship that survivors have experienced because of the loss of life. This may include expenses for treatment of the deceased’s final injury, funeral expenses arising from the loved one’s death, loss of affection, care, and love, lost future financial support, mental anguish, and more.

An experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyer will know the best way to proceed with compiling evidence that is in support of the amount of compensatory damages sought in a fatal motorcycle accident claim. The attorney will also work with expert witnesses, such as an economist and accident reconstruction expert, to prove the sequence of events leading up to the crash and the reasonable value of losses incurred. For information on how our team of injury attorneys can help your family with your case, watch the video below.

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