On October 26, 2022, at around 10 AM, a fatal motorcycle accident occurred at Santa Monica Boulevard. Let’s explore the details of the accident with Ehline Law and our Los Angeles motorcycle injury attorneys.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the accident occurred between a Chevy SUV and a motorcycle, resulting in fatal injuries.
The emergency services transported the motorcyclist to the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds and died. In the meantime, the Beverly Hills police closed the intersection at Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard for initial investigations.
So far, the police have not released the cause of the motorcycle accident.
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is cars making left turns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost half of all fatal motorcycle accidents in 2019 occurred when a vehicle made a left turn.
Speeding, distractions, and low visibility are some of the reasons why motorcycle accidents occur when cars make left turns.
According to a 2019 NHTSA report, the following are some of the common types of motorcycle accidents:
Depending on the type of motorcycle crash, the rider may suffer from the following motorcycle injuries:
An injured motorcycle accident victim or those who lost their loved ones in a serious accident in Beverly Hills can pursue a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit against a negligent party who caused the accident.
Before victims can pursue motorcycle accident claims, they must identify the party responsible for the accident. There could be one or many parties involved, and for some accidents, it may be challenging for motorcycle accident victims to determine a liable party.
Whether the negligent party is a driver, motorcycle manufacturer, or a governmental entity, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate the incident and hold the responsible party liable for the damages.
When an injured motorcyclist files a motorcycle accident lawsuit against the negligent party, they can recover compensatory damages, including the following:
If someone loses a loved one in a motorcycle accident, they can pursue burial and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Every accident case is unique, and the damages may vary, which is why it is important to discuss your injury or a wrongful death claim with an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our skilled motorcycle accident attorney, as you may be eligible for compensation.
Our skilled Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys will help assess your case, gather evidence, and handle the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.