Sacramento Motorcyclist Fatality
A Sacramento motorcyclist fatality happened along Howe Avenue, close to the American River, on December 7 when the rider was involved in a collision with two vehicles. The accident happened sometime before 5:30 in the evening while many people commuted home. According to the Sacramento police, Howe Avenue northbound at Folsom Boulevard, along with the off ramps for east and west Howe Avenue from Highway 50, had to be closed to traffic to allow an investigation into the accident. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and Sacramento Police are asking that those who might have information give them a call. I’d like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased during this time of grief.
Negligent Motorists Can Cause a Sacramento Motorcyclist Fatality
Motorists who share the road with motorcycle riders often fail to notice them while driving. Unfortunately, because a motorcycle rider has little protection in a collision with a much larger, heavier vehicle, these accidents can cause serious injuries or the death of a loved one. However, motorcycle riders have the same rights as those in other vehicles. When an injury or fatality occurs due to negligence, they can pursue financial compensation for that loss. An injury lawyer who is experienced in motorcycle accidents can gather all the evidence in the case, interview witnesses and use their ability to help the family in their time of need.
Losses That Are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death
Personal injury damages may be claimed for the following in a wrongful death. In addition, a survival action may be filed if the family’s loved one did not die right away but lived for a time.
- Burial and funeral costs are recoverable.
- Income that would be provided by the deceased in the future, along with other benefits from work such as pension, insurance, and bonuses can be compensated.
- Loss of the inheritance that would have been left to beneficiaries can be available to the family.
- Household services that the decedent performed are included. These may be automobile or lawn care, bill paying, childcare, and other chores.
- Loss of consortium, which is the personal relationship within a couple, along with affection, moral support, and additional noneconomic damages, is recoverable.
- Loss of guidance, training, and care between the deceased and the family’s children can be recovered.
- In the event the death of the loved one occurred due to an egregious act such as murder, punitive damages may be awarded.
Seeking Help After a Sacramento Motorcyclist Fatality
A collision between a motorcyclist and motor vehicle, far too often, can result in a fatality. When the loss of your loved one was caused by a negligent driver or road defect, the family may be able to obtain fair compensation for their financial loss. Although still going through the terrible loss and grief that a death brings, financial compensation can make it a little easier for family members to go through the transition caused by that loss.
Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, your family might be able to obtain fair compensation, which can help them go on financially. Please call me for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 locally or (800) 404-5400 if you are calling long-distance. You may prefer to contact me through my online form at AutoAccident.com if it is easier.
As a Million Dollar Advocates member, I belong to a group of trial lawyers who have all won in excess of $1 million for a client either through a settlement or verdict.
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I’ve worked as an injury lawyer since 1982, helping Sacramento and Northern California residents to obtain fair compensation in all types of car accidents, traumas such as brain injuries and bicycle collisions.
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