Williams Motorcyclist Dies in Two-Vehicle Collision

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May 15, 2023
Edward Smith

Accident on State Route 20 Intersection With Husted Road

A motorcycle rider in Williams, which is east of Clearlake, died on May 10 after being involved in a two-vehicle collision with a pickup. The accident happened at the State Route 20 intersection with Husted Road around 1:46 p.m. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), County Sheriff’s Department and Williams Police Department arrived at the accident site. 

The motorcycle rider was determined to have suffered significant injuries and died at the accident scene. The pickup driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with officials into the cause of the accident. The highway remained closed between Husted Road and Marguerite Street until around 4:30 p.m. as the accident was investigated. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Williams Police Department by calling (530) 473-2661.

Wrongful Death Claims

When a person dies as the result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, it can be considered a wrongful death accident. When this occurs, families of the victims may want to pursue legal action. By doing so, they not only recover compensation since a sudden death can cause financial problems, but they can also obtain a sense of justice and closure by holding the negligent party responsible for their actions.

How a Lawyer Investigates a Wrongful Death Accident

To investigate and build a strong case for their clients, lawyers must take several steps in order to build the strongest claim possible. This includes:

  • Conducting an independent investigation of the incident helps to gather the evidence needed to support a wrongful death after a two-vehicle collision.
  • Obtaining police reports such as a CHP Traffic Accident record and other related documents supports a claim.
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses to determine what happened provides corroborating evidence in a two-vehicle collision.
  • Collecting any available evidence that could help prove negligence or recklessness on the part of the accused party supports a claim, such as accident reconstruction, traffic surveillance tapes and others.
  • Investigating medical records to understand the extent of the injuries and reviewing doctor’s reports supports a claim. In addition, expert witnesses can be used to testify for ongoing trauma or disability.
  • Working with experts to assess economic losses and create a recovery strategy helps the client to obtain maximum compensation.
  • Assessing any damages that can be claimed, such as lost wages or medical bills, and calculating the compensation is an important part of recovery in a two-vehicle collision. 

Building a Strong Case for an Accident Claim

By taking these steps, lawyers are able to build a strong case for their clients in order to obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. It is important to remember that these investigations take time, but the outcome can be invaluable for families who have been affected by a wrongful death accident. It enables the family members to go forward and rebuild their lives and gives them the time to grieve the loss of their loved one in peace.

The following are some helpful tips provided by Attorney Ed Smith about hiring a lawyer:

Personal Injury Attorney in Williams

I am Ed Smith. I am a personal injury attorney in Williams. A family can file a wrongful death claim if their loved one died because of a negligent driver. You can reach us at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. You also have the option of contacting us online.

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Photo attribution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLQ8I1W1gR8&t=10s; Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay 

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