A fatal motorcycle accident in Lake Elsinore resulted in a 57-year-old Laguna Niguel man’s death on Sunday morning, August 31.
The accident took place on Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore at around 8:47 a.m. The Laguna Niguel man was riding a 2005 Buell motorcycle eastbound at 50-55 mph, just east of the Lookout. The motorcyclist then went over the Ortega Highway’s double-yellow lines on a sweeping curve and struck the front of an oncoming 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck attempted to avoid the motorcyclist but failed. The two vehicles then collided head-on. The rider was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the roadway due to the severity of the impact. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries from the crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
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 compared to car passengers. To lessen the risk of sustaining severe injuries and death, motorcycle riders are encouraged to wear helmets and proper attire every time they ride their motorcycles. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Riverside County accident attorney specializing in fatal motorcycle accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can hire expert witnesses, conduct background checks on the involved drivers, and review applicable insurance coverage for their clients.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Riverside County
Victims of motorcycle accidents are at risk of sustaining severe injuries and even death. In the case where the victim dies, the victim’s family may be left overwhelmed and vulnerable. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. 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.
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 fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.