Drivers of all makes and models of vehicles travel the roadways of Alhambra day in and day out, never expecting to be injured or involved in a car accident. However, sometimes accidents happen when they are least expected, and any car accident can have a tragic result, including catastrophic injuries.
The injuries caused by an accident usually have a likelihood of being more or less severe depending upon the types of vehicles involved in the accident. In a motorcycle accident, the resulting injures have the probability of being very severe and, in the most tragic situations, even fatal. For instance, a recent fatal motorcycle crash in California left one man dead.
The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound when a car that had been stopped at a stop sign facing northbound pulled out in front of the biker. The motorcyclist struck the car that pulled out in front of him. The 22-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident.
No other initial details regarding this accident were released, so it is unknown whether one party is considered a contributing factor to the accident. However, when a driver does not exercise the expected standard of care on the road, then that negligent party may be liable to those who were injured due to their negligence.
A negligent driver can be sued under a personal injury cause of action. If the lawsuit is successful, the negligent individual will likely have to pay the injured parties monetary compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other bills that arise as a result of the accident.
In a very tragic situation such as this one, where someone is fatally injured, if a party is determined to be negligent the loved ones of the deceased may have a wrongful death cause of action against that negligent party. The family may be able to recover compensation for the items listed above, as well as potentially for pain and suffering.
Source: Santa Monica Patch, "Motorcyclist, From Culver City, Killed on Pico Boulevard," Jenna Chandler, Jan. 28, 2013