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Motorcyclist Dies Following Fiery Accident Involving Semi-Truck in the City of Rancho Cucamonga

The State of California has one of the highest numbers of registered motorcyclists in the nation. Yet this comes to no surprise as the state has some of the most scenic routes in the country and enjoyable year-round weather. Unfortunately, California is no stranger to motorcycle accidents, and as a result of the influx of riders on state roads, the state is also experiencing an increase in motorcycle accidents.

Earlier this year, a motorcyclist was fatally injured following a collision with a large commercial vehicle while traveling on the 15 Freeway in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. It is not known why the motorcyclist hit the big rig, but the collision led the big rig driver to swerve and crash the truck. Consequently, the accident prompted a fire on the big rig’s cab, forcing freeway closures throughout the night. It took a total of three fire engines to extinguish the fiery blaze. The driver of the large commercial truck was expected to make a full recovery.

As a result of the design of all motorcycles, these motor vehicles are inherently dangerous to all those who use them. Upon collision, a motorcycle provides no protection to the rider. Instead, riders face additional dangers when driving a motorcycle.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, or OTS, motorcycle fatalities have decreased by a near 16 percent between 2017 and 2018. Although this seems like a great improvement, OTS still reported a total of 488 motorcycle fatalities in 2018. Indisputably, motorcycle accidents are prone to catastrophic injuries. When an accident is caused as a result of another party, the ability to recover compensation may be possible.

In a majority of motorcycle accidents, the party responsible for causing the accident will be the other driver involved in the collision, but this is not always the case. There are many outside parties that could have contributed to the accident, and these parties can be held accountable for the injuries they caused.

The State of California protects accident victims’ rights to seek compensation when the accident was caused by a negligent party. Whether this careless party was the other driver or another party, it is important to seek the legal support of a qualified attorney. Motorcycle accident cases can be complex, and will require an in-depth understanding of the applicable laws. Consider seeking the legal guidance of a qualified personal injury attorney.

When an motorcycle accident has been caused by a third party, this can implicate some of the following parties:

  • The government agency that designed the faulty road where the accident occurred,
  • The company that constructed the defective road where the accident occurred,
  • The company that manufactured the motorcycle’s defective parts, and
  • The company that manufactures the other vehicle’s defective parts

As the aforementioned case implies, it is not known why the rider collided with the big rig. Although reckless driving on behalf of the rider is always a possibility, there are also outside factors that could have contributed to the unfortunate accident.

As a result of the complexities of these types of cases, it is necessary to seek the legal support of a qualified law firm who will diligently investigate the case and identify all possible liable parties. Additionally, when the accident results in the death of the victim, the victim’s family can seek monetary reparations on behalf of the victim through a wrongful death claim. Successful wrongful death claims can provide the victim’s survivors with reparations including, but not limited to:

  • The victim’s medical expenses before his or her passing,
  • The victim’s pain and suffering prior to passing,
  • Property damage,
  • Loss of wages and benefits,
  • Funeral costs,
  • Burial expenses,
  • Loss of consortium, and
  • Loss of companionship

In the aftermath of a victim’s sudden passing, the victim’s loved ones can face difficult emotional challenges and unexpected economic constraints. Although pursuing legal action is not a priority for many grieving families, it is important to recognize that the financial burdens associated with the victim’s death should not rest on their shoulders.

Motorcycle accidents generally result in catastrophic injuries, but they also sometimes result in fatal injuries. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, consult the support of a skilled attorney who will defend your right to a full compensation.

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Justin H. King are exceptionally qualified in motorcycle accidents. The firm transcends in advocating on behalf of injured accident victims by diligently investigating each individual case and preserving critical evidence. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Justin H. King are prepared to effectively defend the rights of their clients. Consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the firm by contacting them through the online contact form today.

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Melinda JordanMelinda Jordan
09:02 18 Dec 22
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Marjorie HarrisMarjorie Harris
04:14 18 Dec 22
After an auto accident, I felt really nervous calling an attorney because I had never worked with one before. But from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I felt so at ease. Justin then called me and was so easy going and we had a nice conversation too. The entire staff took great care of me and I am very happy.
Sheila HughesSheila Hughes
03:45 18 Dec 22
I was in a car accident that was not my fault two years ago. A friend of mine had a family member who had been helped in the past by Justin King, and they suggested I call him. I'm so glad I did! Justin and his team took great care of my situation and got a great settlement for me. I highly recommend them if you have been in an accident. You will be very happy with what this firm. They are smart, hard-working, honest, and take great care of their clients.
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04:43 01 Dec 22
Justin's entire staff is the best car accident lawyer team in Rancho Cucamonga. Justin, Oliver, Jessica, and Garrett all provided me with excellent service and treated me like family. They are all such great people, and always so honest and responsive to me. I gladly recommend them to anyone needing the services of a car accident lawyer in the Inland Empire.
Wm HollandWm Holland
06:13 17 Nov 22
When I needed a lawyer following a car accident on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, Justin King, and his team were there for me. I appreciated how his entire staff always seemed happy to answer my questions and were so good about returning all my phone calls and emails. I could tell this firm has immense experience in helping people get their life back after an unfortunate car crash. I was so happy with the outcome of my case and the results Justin obtained from the insurance company on my behalf. I have recommended their office to all my family members and neighbors. I hope you never need to call them. But if you need the best car accident lawyers, I can vouch that they are excellent.
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Melinda JordanMelinda Jordan
09:02 18 Dec 22
I went from feeling like a basket case from all the stress to feeling calm and collected after talking to Justin. He is a phenomenal personal injury lawyer and is a truly calming and reassuring presence. This firm helped me in ways I can't even adequately put into words, other than to say Thank You, Justin, to you and your awesome team.
Marjorie HarrisMarjorie Harris
04:14 18 Dec 22
After an auto accident, I felt really nervous calling an attorney because I had never worked with one before. But from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I felt so at ease. Justin then called me and was so easy going and we had a nice conversation too. The entire staff took great care of me and I am very happy.
Sheila HughesSheila Hughes
03:45 18 Dec 22
I was in a car accident that was not my fault two years ago. A friend of mine had a family member who had been helped in the past by Justin King, and they suggested I call him. I'm so glad I did! Justin and his team took great care of my situation and got a great settlement for me. I highly recommend them if you have been in an accident. You will be very happy with what this firm. They are smart, hard-working, honest, and take great care of their clients.
Margaret JamesMargaret James
04:43 01 Dec 22
Justin's entire staff is the best car accident lawyer team in Rancho Cucamonga. Justin, Oliver, Jessica, and Garrett all provided me with excellent service and treated me like family. They are all such great people, and always so honest and responsive to me. I gladly recommend them to anyone needing the services of a car accident lawyer in the Inland Empire.
Wm HollandWm Holland
06:13 17 Nov 22
When I needed a lawyer following a car accident on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, Justin King, and his team were there for me. I appreciated how his entire staff always seemed happy to answer my questions and were so good about returning all my phone calls and emails. I could tell this firm has immense experience in helping people get their life back after an unfortunate car crash. I was so happy with the outcome of my case and the results Justin obtained from the insurance company on my behalf. I have recommended their office to all my family members and neighbors. I hope you never need to call them. But if you need the best car accident lawyers, I can vouch that they are excellent.
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