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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Occurs in Collision With Pickup

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June 25, 2024
Edward Smith

Stockton Boulevard Accident Results in Sacramento Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A Sacramento fatal motorcycle crash was reported on June 20 when the rider collided with a pickup. The accident happened at the Stockton Boulevard intersection with 16th Street around 10:45 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the deceased was a Sacramento man, age 71, and was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 

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According to the police report, the vehicle that was struck was a Dodge pickup that had begun turning left onto Stockton Boulevard. This was the same time the motorcycle rider was going south along the boulevard, crashing into the driver’s side door. The pickup driver stayed at the accident scene. 

Motorcyclist Dies in Intersection Accident

The motorcycle rider was found unresponsive. Although he was taken to a hospital for treatment, he died there. The pickup driver was uninjured. 

Investigation Into Fatal Accident Shows No Impairment

The pickup driver was determined to not have been impaired when the Sacramento fatal motorcycle crash occurred. The CHP traffic detectives are conducting the investigation into the crash. The name of the decedent will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office once the family has received notification.

Wrongful Death Claim Due to Negligence

When a Sacramento fatal motorcycle crash is caused by someone else’s negligence, our dedicated personal injury attorneys strive to secure fair compensation for grieving families. Our team conducts thorough investigations to gather essential evidence that strengthens the family’s claim and meticulously calculates the entitled damages. We provide expert legal advice and negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf. Importantly, you incur no fees unless we win your case.

Wrongful Death Claims and Eligible Claimants

If negligence is determined to be the cause of a fatal motorcycle accident, immediate family members, such as the spouse and children, are entitled to file a wrongful death claim. This includes both adopted and biological children. Stepchildren who were financially dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support are also eligible. In addition, while the executor of the estate can file a claim, it is limited to a single claim. In the absence of immediate family, the deceased’s parents and siblings may also file a claim.

Recovering Damages Following a Wrongful Death

The compensation recoverable after a motorcycle accident depends on several factors, including the decedent’s age and income. Families can seek damages to recover the end-of-life expenses, such as the funeral cost, burial or cremation, the wages and benefits the deceased would have earned over their life and the spouse’s loss of consortium, affection, and love. Children supported by the decedent may recover damages for their loss of parental guidance. Compensation is also recoverable to the loss of household assistance and inheritance loss.

Accident lawyer Ed Smith explains a wrongful death lawsuit in the video below:


Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. If the negligence of a motorist has tragically led to the death of your loved one, your family may be eligible for compensation. For free and friendly advice, call (916) 921-6400 to speak with a lawyer about your accident. Our injury lawyers are available to answer your questions, review your case, and guide you on how to obtain compensation. You can also reach us through our online message form or by calling (800) 404-5400.

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