California – February 27, 2021

A young motorcycle rider suffered fatal injury at Escondido Hospital after his bike hit another car, subsequent to racing other vehicles and speeding away from California Highway Patrol.  The accident occurred after the collision with a Toyota Camry and a guardrail, when the rider was thrown to the ground just North of SR-76.  The California Highway Patrol Officer rendered aid at the scene before the driver was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of blunt force trauma injuries.  When accidental death is the outcome of driving recklessly, insurance claims and civil legal action may ensue and a car accident attorney can be of assistance.

Accidental death benefit.

Motorcyclist crashes often result in significant bodily harm and fatal injury, as riders are likely to hit the ground, be ejected into the air before landing, or absorb the impact of the accident in full force on their body with no protection from a metal framework.  Motorcycle insurance policies may have an accidental death benefit rider, whereby the victim’s loved ones may be able to recover compensation to pay for medical treatment and funeral expenses.  A motorcycle accident attorney can review the policy to check the personal injury protection coverage (PIP) that includes death benefits which may address funeral expenses, medical bills, and beneficiary amounts.

Fault state. 

Blatant negligent acts in the State of California may have added to the over 3,500 lives lost to accidents in 2018, resulting in criminal and civil lawsuits.  California is a “fault” state with regard to accidents, meaning that a victim can bring a claim against the responsible party before they file a claim against their own “no-fault” insurance, and there is a two year time period to file a suit after an accident.

Hire an attorney.

A California accident attorney can be instrumental in damage recovery to cover unexpected expenses related to untimely death, and to ensure future financial stability for dependents of the person who died.  They can work with insurance companies to expediently pay costs related to funeral and burial expenses, and address losses sustained to property, medical bills, lost wages, or future expenses incurred by the estate of the person who died.  The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates can assist surviving loved ones with insurance claims after a fatal injury caused by a motorcycle accident.

 

Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730

 

Sources:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/13507-motorcycle_safety_plan_050919_v8-tag.pdf

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2021-02-27/motorcyclist-killed-in-crash-after-evading-chp-officer-near-fallbrook-identified-brandon-scott-hardesty

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/california_fy2017_ar.pdf

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=23103.

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