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Update | Fatal Motorcycle Crash on SR-242 and Willow Pass Road in Concord

Fatal Motorcycle Collision on SR-242

On the night of Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the California Highway Patrol reported a fatal vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on SR-242 in Concord. The crash took place around 11:15 p.m. on southbound State Route 242 just south of Willow Pass Road, according to officials.

Details on the Fatal Motorcycle Collision on SR-242 in Concord

A preliminary report by officials revealed that a man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on southbound Highway 242 in Concord when he was allegedly rear-ended by a Toyota Highlander. The motorcycle rider was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, CHP traffic officers reported.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as Paul Dietz, 67, of Concord. Additional information on the fatal vehicle vs. motorcycle accident on State Route 242 in Concord was not immediately available.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A motorcycle accident that results in an unexpected loss of a loved one may throw a family into overwhelming grief and devastation. Not only will survivors have to plan how their lives will go after the loss, but they also have to deal with the financial hardship that may occur following the tragedy. It is not usual for survivors to deal with high expenses from end-of-life medical care or funeral services to wondering how they will be able to make ends meet, particularly if the decedent was the primary provider of the household.

One way to protect a family’s future is to bring a wrongful death claim against the party or entity responsible for their loved one’s demise. Such cases provide the basis that a party or entity’s failure to exercise due care placed a decedent in a preventable accident. A compassionate and experienced Concord wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members through the legal process and seek maximum compensation on their behalf.

The unexpected death of a close relative is much more than financial hardship. Each survivor may endure intangible harm. Survivors may be entitled to the financial recovery of loss of companionship, protection, and care, and mental anguish in addition to reimbursement for lost future financial support, funeral service costs, medical bills, and more. An injury attorney from our law firm is here to help your family hold the at-fault party liable for these losses you have experienced. Watch the video below for more information about how we can help your family.

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Case in California?

Generally, there is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death matters under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline that may decrease your time. It is encouraged for surviving family members to reach out for assistance from a skilled accident attorney immediately to discuss their case in detail in a free consultation.

Personal Injury Attorney in Concord

I’m Ed Smith, a Concord personal injury attorney. The loss of a close relative in a crash is heartbreaking. Our law firm helps families who have lost loved ones in Contra Costa County and across California. For free, friendly advice on your potential case, call our wrongful death attorneys at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. Our legal team is here for you and your family during this difficult time.

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