Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Involving Deputy's Car
A motorcyclist was recently killed in an accident involving a deputy sheriff’s vehicle in Kern County, California. The accident allegedly transpired when the deputy was rushing to respond to a call for assistance, turning left when the traffic light showed a red arrow. The motorcyclist was traveling in the opposite direction and crashed into the deputy’s Ford patrol car.
Extent of Damage and Injury
The motorcycle rider died at the accident site where debris appeared to have been scattered around a completely wrecked motorbike. The deputy’s car bore deep dents and significant damage resulting from the impact of the motorcycle.
This latest accident is the fourth fatal collision involving a deputy’s vehicle in Kern County. Other accidents involving deputies’ vehicles occurred in December 2011, September 2014, and in June 2015.
Injuries Arising from Motorcycle Crashes
People operating motorcycles are at risk of serious and fatal injuries in a collision with larger and heavier motor vehicles. Even with a helmet on, a motorcyclist can suffer traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, and fractures that require comprehensive treatment, physical rehabilitation, and therapy for a full recovery.
Claiming Compensation for Motorcycle Accident
Under California tort law, anyone injured in a motorcycle accident may be entitled to compensation. If a loved one suffers fatal injuries in the motorcycle collision, you may have a claim for wrongful death.
Talk to your personal injury attorney immediately upon securing the medical treatment required for your, or your loved one’s, injuries. Your attorney can evaluate your situation, inform you of your legal options, and help you gather paperwork and other evidence in support of your claim against the other party’s insurance company.
Compensation for a motorcycle accident can cover all of your past, present and future medical bills, lost earnings, as well as for your pain and suffering. The value of your claim will depend on the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, the nature of your injuries, and the adverse effect of those injuries on work and lifestyle.
In Southern California, MCIS Lawyers have substantial experience in motorcycle accidents, helping clients recover the maximum value of compensation that they deserve. Having litigated over 2,500 cases involving catastrophic accidents, we are prepared to take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached out of court.
We welcome your call at (855) 669-9090 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.