California – March 24, 2022

A 29-year-old motorcyclist succumbed to injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash when he was thrown into the path of an oncoming vehicle at 4S Ranch on Camino Del Norte near Camino San Bernardo according to authorities.  Law enforcement reports that the rider was heading east and trying to pass other vehicles when he slammed into the back of a BMW sedan and was thrown from his motorcycle hitting the ground, when a Nissan Altima struck him. Paramedics took the man to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he later succumbed to his injuries.   Surviving loved ones of motorcycle accident victims should contact a motorcycle accident attorney to assist with claims and possible litigation in addition to timely access to funds that will pay funeral and burial expenses.

Increased motorcycle fatality and catastrophic brain injury.

There were 5,014 motorcycle riders who suffered fatal injury on United States Roadways in 2019, increasing from 4,985 in 2018.  Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for at least half of reported traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI, resulting in hospitalization.  A motorcycle accident attorney can answer questions regarding brain injury leading to death and and explain options for damage compensation for medical treatment from the time of the accident until the victim passes away after a San Diego accident.  Damages may be calculated differently for the deceased’s estate.

Fault of other drivers.

When motorcycle accidents occur, other drivers may be negligent in addition to the motorcycle rider.  Actions that lead to injury caused by other motor vehicles include:

  • Failure to watch blind spots as motorcycles are smaller than passenger and commercial vehicles, the size discrepancy is greater with a big rig.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Switching lanes without signaling.
  • Distracted driving is probably the worst major hazard to motorcyclists with the increased use of technology while driving.

Other roadway drivers may claim that the biker was out of the visual path, or they were driving recklessly, but motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers do not see a cyclist, or are engaged in some other illegal driving behaviors. Victims of motorcycle accidents, or those surviving loved ones of a person who died in a motorcycle accident should contact a California lawyer to discuss options for damage compensation.

Damages.

When catastrophic brain injury, leading to death result from a multi-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle, a reconstructionist specialist and other experts may assist experienced personal injury attorneys who can help victims navigate their way through insurance claims for costly medical expenses, loss of current and future wages, and loss of consortium after a motorcycle accident.   Damages may include medical treatment and expense.  If an accident victim dies the damages will be paid differently, based on expenses acquired while the victim was alive as opposed to those that will go to the estate of the individual.

Hire an attorney.

Multi-vehicle accidents resulting in fatal injury to a motorcycle rider may require  the services of an experienced attorney who is familiar with California accident laws.  The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates in San Diego will take action to build a winning claim against a negligent driver when wrongful death harms occur.

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:

  1. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2022-03-24/motorcyclist-29-killed-in-crash-in-4s-ranch
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/tbi_report_to_congress.html
  3. https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycles
  4. https://www.ghsa.org/issues/motorcycle-safety

 

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