Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Wilson Way in Stockton
Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatal motorcycle crash on North Wilson Way just south of East McAllen Road in Stockton on the morning of Monday, September 20, 2021. The accident occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. near the Oakmoore Golf Course and involved a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado and a motorcyclist.
Preliminary Information on the Fatal Motorcycle Crash on N Wilson Way in Stockton
Authorities revealed in a preliminary report that the Chevrolet and the motorcycle rider were both involved in a traffic collision. Sadly, the motorcyclist, a 58-year-old man from Lodi, succumbed to his injuries from the incident.
CHP traffic officers have not yet released the name of the deceased biker due to pending notification of surviving family members. No other details on what caused the motorcycle accident have not yet been released by officials.
Things to Know About the Wrongful Death Claims Process
There is no way of undoing the pain of losing a family member. Whether in a motorcycle accident or other type of traffic collision, any unexpected death caused by someone else’s negligence is heartbreaking and devastating, to say the least. Nothing may replace what was lost, but bringing a wrongful death claim may help surviving family members obtain a sense of justice with the knowledge that the other party has been held liable for their loved one’s death.
Compensation through these types of cases may help survivors pay for end-of-life medical costs, fill in the gap left in the loss of future financial support, expenses for funeral and burial services, and other financial losses. It may also consider the intangible aspects of the sudden death, like mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more. Keep in mind that the claims process is not always straightforward as insurance companies may make it challenging for survivors, particularly if liability is disputed for the incident and disagreements over economic and non-economic damages.
It is also essential to consider the amount of time in which has passed since the date of the fatal motorcycle accident that claimed a loved one’s life. In California, families generally have two years in which to file a lawsuit in court if a settlement is not reached with the insurance company within that time. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60, the spouse, domestic partner, or children of the deceased have priority when it comes to filing these types of cases. If these individuals are nonexistent, then other relatives may be eligible to file. An experienced attorney may determine whether you have grounds to bring a suit. Watch this video on how to find the best lawyer in your area.
How Our Law Firm Can Help Your Family
The unexpected loss of a close relative may be devastating for the family left behind to pick up the pieces. In the midst of coping with grief and coming to terms with the loss, surviving family members may also face financial and emotional challenges. While taking legal action may not be the first thought on the minds of survivors, it is essential to consider the various options in which may be taken to hold at-fault parties liable for their actions.
Whatever the circumstances of a fatal motorcycle accident, our law firm has the skills and resources to handle all aspects of a wrongful death case. We have helped families across California since 1982 and have substantial experience holding negligent parties, entities, and insurance companies liable for their wrongdoing. We understand what you may be experiencing this difficult time and would like to help you and your family through this situation. Contact us today to learn more about us and receive free, friendly case advice.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton wrongful death attorney. The loss of a family member may be a traumatic experience for any family. When it was the result of another party or entity’s negligence, survivors deserve justice and answers regarding their loss. While a wrongful death claim may not change what has been lost, it may help surviving family members receive a measure of accountability, knowing that the other party has been held financially liable for their loss. To learn more about the claims process and how our law firm can help your family, call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. We are available anytime to meet with you and your family to provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward.
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Bringing a wrongful death case is not an easy decision for any family to make. However, at our law firm, we believe that surviving family members deserve to receive justice and fair compensation for their loss. To learn how we have helped other families affected by similar situations and their case outcomes, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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