Four people lost their lives on Sunday, July 7th 2019
in an accident involving 2 motorcycles
in Orange County. The crash occurred near Modjeska Canyon – more specifically, in the area of Modjeska Canyon and Santiago Canyon
. The accident occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m.
According to the incident report, two motorcycles collided with each other head-on. One motorcycle (a Harley Davidson) was traveling northbound, carrying a 35-year-old and 40-year-old man and woman
. The motorcycle traveling southbound (a Honda) was carrying two 60-year-olds – a man and a woman.
The motorcycle traveling northbound on Santiago Canyon Road (the Harley Davidson) was trying to overtake another vehicle that was also traveling northbound. When trying to overtake the vehicle, the motorcycle went into oncoming traffic (traffic flowing southbound) and collided with the other motorcycle (the Honda). Based on the investigation, the Harley Davidson was speeding at the time of the deadly head-on collision.
All four parties involved in the accident were pronounced dead at the scene.
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The Legal Aspect of this Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Based on the details of the accident, there is a clear cause of the fatal collision. The motorcyclist controlling the motorcycle traveling northbound negligently tried to pass another vehicle, entering oncoming traffic and colliding head-on into the motorcycle traveling southbound. The speed of the motorcycle traveling northbound has been established as a factor in the end-result of the collision. Considering these details, it is safe to assume that the collision would not have occurred if the motorcyclist traveling northbound had riding within safely.
Whether the motorcyclist failed to see the other motorcycle or simply thought he would be back on the right side of traffic in time, it is clear that the negligence of the motorcyclist traveling northbound caused the accident. What does this mean? Because the accident was caused by the negligent actions of a party, the victim’s surviving family members – the passenger of the motorcyclist that caused the accident and the motorcyclist/passenger of the other motorcycle – could all take legal action.
Can you really pursue a claim? Do you have the right to file a claim against the party that caused the accident, even if the party is also deceased? If you have any questions about the right to pursue a personal injury claim (or a wrongful death claim) after a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group
is a personal injury law firm
with many years of experience handling personal injury claims and representing victims of motorcycle accidents
. Whether the motorcycle accident that affected you and your family resulted in injuries or fatalities, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our knowledgeable attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the liable parties.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (855) 339-8879.
Your Right to Pursue a Claim
Without a doubt, you likely have grounds to file a claim. However, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of your right to pursue your claim. In general, claims are based on negligence. To reach a successful claim outcome, claimants will need to prove that the accident was caused by negligence.
Negligence consists of four elements – duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. Motorcyclists owe all parties on the road a specific duty of care. They must ride their motorcycle safely and cautiously (following all traffic rules) to ensure that they do not cause an accident. This duty of care is owed towards auto drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorcyclists. When motorcyclists breach their duty of care towards others by driving recklessly, disregarding traffic laws, and simply disregarding the safety of others, they are breaching their duty of care. This could cause an accident, which could lead to injuries and even death.
When the injuries or deaths caused by the accident are directly associated with a breach of duty, the victim or the victim’s surviving family members will have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim and fight for your right to recover compensation.
Could You Recover Compensation?
If you and members of your family were affected by a motorcycle accident, similar to the one discussed above, you might have grounds to recover monetary compensation. The compensation available for recovery will always depend on the specific details of your claim. In general, claimants could be eligible to receive compensation for all or some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earning
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
If you are interested in exact details regarding the specific compensation that you might be eligible to receive if your claim reaches a successful outcome, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the motorcycle accident experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
. Our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to gain a thorough understanding of the specific compensation that you could recover. You can be certain that our lawyers will not rest until you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
Contact Our Law Firm
Were you and members of your family affected by a motorcycle accident
? If the accident that affected you and your family resulted in injuries or death, you might have grounds to pursue a claim; therefore, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group
is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims, including motorcycle accident claims. We have successful represented victims and their families and helped them recover the compensation to which they are entitled. If you would like to explore the possibility of pursuing a claim after a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
When you contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group, you can be certain that you will have access to all the information necessary to pursue your claim. Our experts understand that the thought of legal fees can be overwhelming; therefore, we offer a variety of free legal services. Our free legal services include both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your claims, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your claim. If you would like to benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions
, do not hesitate to seek the expertise of our experts as soon as possible.
The free legal services offered by our firm are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our services. This guarantee also establishes our strict contingency structure – meaning that our clients will never be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful outcome for their claims. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the motorcycle experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group today – we are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim