Sacramento Motorcycle Fatality Accident

Collision at Hemlock Street Intersection kills Motorcycle Rider 

A fatality accident occurred to a motorcyclist on June 23 in Sacramento after they were hit by a vehicle. The crash occurred at about 12:46 p.m. at the intersection of Hemlock Street and Shenandoah Drive in the Foothill Farms area, according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Sacramento Fire Department first responders were called to the scene to assess injuries. 

Motorcycle Rider Transported to Hospital With Major Injury

The motorcycle rider was determined to have suffered a major injury and was subsequently transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where the rider passed away. The motorcycle fatality accident is being investigated by the CHP to determine who was at fault for the collision.

Motorcycle Accidents With Motor Vehicles

In a collision involving a motorcycle and motor vehicle, the rider can face serious injuries or suffer a fatality. Even though most motorcyclists are cautious because they understand the dangers that surround them, they can’t always avoid a collision. Drivers of passenger vehicles tend to keep their eye out for other similar motorists. They don’t always look for others in their path, such as motorcyclists, bicycle riders, or pedestrians.

Placing a Claim for Wrongful Death Following a Fatality Accident

At AutoAccident.com, our injury lawyers have been successful many times in obtaining fair compensation for a grieving family following a motorcycle fatality accident. We investigate the fatal collision to collect evidence to support the family’s claim, calculate the damages and deal with the insurance company for you to help you get the maximum compensation. If the insurance company will not pay what you deserve in your wrongful death claim, the case can be taken to civil court, and the evidence in the case can be used there. 

Who Can File for Wrongful Death

Members of the immediate family of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim if negligence cost the life of their loved one in a motorcycle fatality accident. This includes the spouse and children in the family, whether natural or adopted. Stepchildren who obtained at least half their support from the decedent may file also. If one or more of the decedent’s offspring has died but has children, they may join the lawsuit. The administrator of the estate may file instead, however, only one claim may be made. If the decedent had no immediate family, the parents and siblings may file. 

Recoverable Damages in a Fatality Accident

Damages that can be recovered after a motorcycle fatality accident depends on a number of factors, including the decedent’s age. However, the family may be entitled to recover the following:

  • Expenses for the decedent’s funeral and burial
  • Recovery of wages the deceased would have earned until his/her retirement age, including benefits they received
  • The spouse may recover damages for loss of consortium, love and affection
  • The loss of nurturing and guidance may be recovered by children in the family
  • Loss of household assistance may be claimed
  • In some instances, loss of inheritance can be recovered

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Sacramento

My name is Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When your loved one dies because of a motorist who was negligent, your family may be able to recover compensation by filing a claim for wrongful death. Contact us at (916) 921-6400 to arrange a virtual or in-person free and friendly consultation with an attorney. We can answer your questions, examine your case and let you know how to recover compensation. You can contact us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message.

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