Intersections along Ventura County highways can hold extra danger for motorcyclists. Drivers making turns off the highway or entering a highway can quickly look in either direction, but not take the time needed to identify an approaching motorcycle.
The smaller profile of the rider is sometimes missed by careless drivers who then proceed forward when the way is not clear. A motorcyclist is often given little time to avoid a collision. Defenseless riders are much more vulnerable to impacts and more likely to receive severe injuries and even have their lives threatened.
Motorcyclist Tragically Killed in Ventura County Collision
A man on a motorcycle lost his life after a collision with a vehicle in Somis Monday morning. The Ventura County Star reported the accident occurred along East Los Angeles Avenue/Highway 118 near Bradley Road on April 19, 2022.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene just after 9 a.m. They say the motorcycle collided with a Dodge Ram pickup. The motorcyclist died at the scene. The male victim’s identity has not been released.
There were no other injuries reported from the scene. California Highway Patrol investigators continue to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Seeking Support After a Ventura County Motorcycle Accident
Families hearing the news that a loved one has been killed in an accident should never have to face the consequences of a driver’s mistake alone. The at-fault driver’s car insurance provider must be held fully accountable for the family’s hardships experienced in the wake of a tragic motorcycle collision.
A wrongful death claim asks the insurance company for help with the costs of a memorial service and burial. This civil claim encouraged under California law also seeks to help close relatives pay any remaining medical and ambulance bills after the tragedy.
A spouse or children of the victim can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the entire family to protect them from financial harm in the future. A Ventura County personal injury lawyer can also file the claim for the family and seek additional support. A claim would seek help for family members in the years ahead, when they’d be without the love and weekly income the deceased had always provided.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Santa Barbara County Victims
After losing a precious member of the family in an accident due to the carelessness of a driver, don’t trust insurance companies to treat you or your family fairly. Discuss your options with a skilled wrongful death attorney serving Ventura County and all of Southern California.
Your attorney will protect your interests and prevent insurance companies from trying to pin the blame on an innocent motorcyclist just to avoid offering fair financial support.
Contact the Ventura Wrongful Death Lawyers at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC for a confidential and free consultation and case analysis. We want to learn more about the loss of a loved one that has impacted your life. If you retain us to represent you for your wrongful death case, our goal will be to obtain the maximum available compensation that your family is entitled to.