Modesto Man Killed in Bicycle Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death lawyer. A bicyclist succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle on August 17, 2018. At approximately 1:30 in the morning, a man was riding his bicycle southbound along Crows Landing Road just south of Modesto. The bicyclist reportedly rode into the path of an oncoming Jeep, whose motorist was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported the injured cyclist to an area hospital for treatment where he passed away a few hours later. Officials have identified the victim of the bicycle accident as 26-year-old Justin Lewis Conley of Modesto.
We would like to express our sincere thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of Mr. Conley during this heartwrenching time.
When an accident occurs between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle, the cyclist often suffers serious injuries or even death due to the lack of physical protection in the collision. According to the California Office for Traffic Safety, there were 1,727 injuries and fatalities reported within Modesto in 2015. Of these incidents, roughly 95 bicyclists were injured or killed, 11 of which were children under the age of 15 years. Modesto has ranked ninth out of 57 similarly-sized cities in the state.
What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a bicycle accident claims the life of an individual, surviving family members are often left with severe emotional and financial hardships. If the crash was caused by a negligent party or entity, families may have the grounds to bring a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for their losses. Following are some of the damages that may be recovered for the loss of a loved one:
- Costs of funeral and burial services
- Benefits lost such as health insurance, pension, and other benefits
- Loss of consortium by the partner or spouse
- Expenses for end-of-life medical treatment
- Inheritance lost due to the untimely passing of a loved one
- Wages a decedent would have earned had he or she lived
- Lost household services and future financial support
- Loss of moral support, affection, guidance, and love
Watch YouTube Video – Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim. The following video discusses the variety of damages which surviving family members can recover in a wrongful death claim.
Contacting a Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death accidents in California are sadly common. If you have lost a member in your family due to wrongful death, it is essential to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney in Modesto to discuss your case. By having an experienced attorney by your side, you can have peace of mind while you grieve knowing that your case will be handled effectively to reach a favorable outcome.
Modesto Wrongful Death Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death lawyer. Losing someone you love is a painful, life-changing experience. A loss can be compounded if the death occurred as a result of a driver’s negligence. If your family has experienced this, a knowledgeable attorney can help. Please feel free to contact me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for compassionate, free and friendly legal advice.
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