A motorcycle accident results in fatal injury increasing the toll in San Diego California. 

California – January 16, 2021

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 5 at Camp Pendleton, when the rider’s northbound 2010 Yamaha R6 motorcycle drifted off the side of the road and collided with a metal fence in the center median. Authorities believe another vehicle was involved in the collision and did not stop at the scene.  Wrongful death and hit-and-run actions are best addressed with the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney.

Motorcycle fatalities.

Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will research causes of an accident by utilizing scene re-constructionists to survey the roadway conditions, and potential driver interaction.  When a hit-and-run caused the fatal injury, criminal action may ensue.  Motorcyclist accidents result in a death rate 28 times higher than passenger vehicle drivers according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.  An attorney can work with law enforcement professionals, and other roadway experts to determine causes and damage valuations when fatal injury occurs. Despite the advances in roadway engineering and motorcycle design, crashes increase the burden on America’s health care system.

Criminal hit-and-run.

The preliminary investigation of this accident suggests that another motor vehicle may have been involved in the accident causing fatal injury of the cyclist.  Hit-and-run charges are criminal offenses in California, resulting in misdemeanor and felony charges, depending on the damages to person, or property.  Families of individuals who suffer fatal injury while riding a motorcycle should consult a California accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident for guidance.

Fault and California Statute of limitations. 

California is a “fault” state with regard to accidents, meaning that a victim can bring a claim against the responsible party before filing a claim against their own no-fault insurance, and there is a two year time period to file a suit after an accident.


Damages related to fatal injury after roadway accidents are usually paid out by insurance companies, sometimes utilizing the no fault portion to cover immediate expenses pertaining to funeral and burial expenses, until insurance settlements, or lawsuits can fully address the negligence and compensation recovery for loved ones suffering the loss due to the harmful actions of another.

Hire a lawyer.

If you, or someone you love is hit by a car and suffers fatal injury, seek legal counsel immediately by contacting the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates. They can be instrumental in the financial recovery necessary to address wrongful death loss within the designated statute of limitations.

Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730








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