Orangevale Motorcycle Accident Causes Pedestrian Death

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January 18, 2024
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Killed on Greenback Lane in an Orangevale Motorcycle Accident

A pedestrian was killed in an Orangevale motorcycle accident on January 12, which may have involved speeding by the rider. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred on Greenback Lane near Hazel Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. The CHP reported the motorcyclist was speeding when the accident occurred involving a 58-year-old pedestrian who was passing through the westbound lanes with a shopping cart. 

Fatality and Major Injury Reported in Orangevale Motorcycle Accident

The motorcyclist, identified as a 35-year-old Citrus Heights resident, was ejected from his bike when he struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed in the collision, and the motorcyclist suffered significant injuries.  

Authorities Determining Cause of Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Authorities have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs factored into the cause of the crash. An investigation is underway by the CHP traffic crash unit to find out what happened. The name of the deceased pedestrian will not be released until his family has been notified.

Your Pedestrian Injury Accident and the Help of an Injury Lawyer

To obtain compensation after an Orangevale motorcycle accident with a pedestrian, it must be proven that the driver was negligent and responsible. You may be able to file a claim if you hire an accident attorney to investigate your case. The lawyer will then use investigators to collect evidence on behalf of the client. 

There are several methods for gathering evidence, including accident reconstruction, examining surveillance cameras nearby, talking to witnesses, and verifying the accuracy of the police report. Our lawyers use the information we obtain for our clients following an Orangevale motorcycle accident to construct a strong case supporting their claims.

The Family Can File a Wrongful Death Claim

If a negligent driver or other entity causes a pedestrian fatality, the immediate family can file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. The parents or siblings may file if the deceased had no spouse or children. Recoverable compensation in a wrongful death claim generally includes the following:

  • The family may recover the deceased loved one’s funeral and burial expenses.
  • If the decedent was employed, they may recover his/her wages, pension and insurance, bonuses, and other job perks until they reached retirement age.
  • The surviving spouse/partner may recover compensation for their loss of consortium, affection, and moral support.
  • The family’s children may obtain compensation for their loss of parental guidance and nurturing.
  • Beneficiaries in the will may recover compensation in some cases.
  • If the deceased helped around the home regularly, the value of those services is recoverable since the family may have to pay for them in the future. Household services may include lawn and vehicle care, housework, cooking, and other tasks regularly performed.

A video explanation of wrongful death claims is provided by attorney Ed Smith below:

 Orangevale Pedestrian Injury Accident Attorney

I am Ed Smith, an Orangevale pedestrian injury accident lawyer. The injuries suffered by pedestrians in collisions with cars and motorcycles are often severe, requiring hospitalization and extensive treatment. Personal injury claims may be filed by injured people if the negligent driver or rider caused the crash. Call (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice, or call (800) 404-5400 to speak with someone from a distance. In addition, we offer an online contact form.

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