A 50-year-old man identified as Christopher Jones was killed due to a fatal motorcycle crash in Oakland on Wednesday night, July 29.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the deadly crash occurred at around 11:17 p.m. The victim was riding a Yamaha motorcycle when a Honda Accord suddenly struck him on the eastbound lanes of Highway 24 just west of Highway 13 near the Caldecott Tunnel.
The reason why the accident occurred is currently unclear. The victim was thrown on to the roadway due to the severity of the impact. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda Accord remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Police do not consider drugs or alcohol as a factor in the deadly crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash through the official investigation. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the collision are encouraged to call the Oakland CHP Office at 510-457-2875.
Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers of private cars. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, motorcycle riders have 16 times the risk of injury and 35 times the risk of a fatal crash in comparison to car passengers.
Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear a helmet every time they ride their motorcycle to avoid fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Alameda County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal motorcycle accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can utilize their resources to help prove the negligence of the liable party. They can hire expert witnesses, conduct background checks on the involved drivers, and review applicable insurance coverage for their clients.
Alameda County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
It can be quite devastating for the victim’s family to suddenly lose a loved one due to a motorcycle accident.
The victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim while waiting for the official investigation results. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship, emotional trauma, pain, and suffering) that the fatal accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, and are more than happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California