Sacramento Fatal Motorcycle Accident Involves Vehicle

South Watt Avenue Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported

A Sacramento fatal motorcycle accident occurred on South Watt Avenue on September 14 in a collision with a sedan. The crash happened just north of Kiefer Boulevard around 8:27 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol in California(CHP). Upon arrival, officers discovered the motorcycle down in the northbound lanes of South Watt. 

Vehicle Towed as Evidence in Fatal Motorcycle Accident 

The sedan was blocking the southbound lanes. The number one lane of South Watt Avenue was closed down at Autumnwood Drive, and two of the southbound lanes were closed. At least one of the vehicles was towed as evidence. The CHP traffic accident unit is conducting an investigation into the cause of the incident.

Wrongful Death Claims

Our personal injury lawyers understand how to obtain fair compensation for grieving families after a fatal motorcycle accident. Our team investigates the fatal collision to collect evidence that bolsters the family’s claim and calculates what damages you should be entitled to. As well as negotiating with the insurance provider on your behalf, we ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for you. You owe us nothing unless your case is won.

Claimants Who Can File for Wrongful Death

The immediate family of a deceased person may be able to file a wrongful death claim if a fatal motorcycle accident was caused by negligence. It includes both biological and adopted children. The decedent’s stepchildren are also eligible to file if they received at least half of their support from them. The offspring of a deceased decedent who had children can join the wrongful death lawsuit. Alternatively, the estate administrator may file, but only one claim is allowed. The deceased’s parents and siblings may file a claim if there are no immediate family members. 

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

In the event of a motorcycle fatality, many factors will impact the amount of damages that can be recovered. Several of these factors include the decedent’s income and the age. Following are the usual areas where the family may recover compensation for the loss of their loved one:

  • Funeral and burial expenses can be recovered
  • Aside from the deceased’s wages, the family can receive any benefits the loved one received during his or her working career
  • When a spouse loses love, affection and consortium, he or she can recover compensation for it
  • Children can recover the loss of nurturing and guidance in a family
  • A claim for household assistance can be made
  • A loss of inheritance may be recoverable in some circumstances

Watch this video by accident attorney Ed Smith to learn how to choose the right lawyer to represent you:

Lawyer for Personal Injuries in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a lawyer for personal injuries in Sacramento. Your family may be entitled to compensation if a motorist’s negligence resulted in the death of your loved one. For free and friendly advice, call (916) 921-6400 for a virtual or in-person consultation with an accident attorney. In addition to answering your questions, we can inspect your case and advise you on how to obtain compensation. You can also reach us by sending an online message or calling (800) 404-5400.

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