Head-on collision near Ramona caused fatal injury to motorcyclist who crossed lanes.

California – October 22, 2022

A head-on collision occurred between a motorcycle and a car when the motorcycle cross into oncoming traffic near Ramona.  California Highway Patrol reported the accident at 15247 Wildcat Canyon Road revealed a man riding a motorcycle taken by paramedics to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. When accidental death is the outcome of driver negligence, an accident attorney may be able to help families recover compensation to defray funeral and burial costs, as well as changes to a family’s financial stability.

Accidental death benefit.

Motorcyclist crashes often result in significant bodily harm and fatal injury, as riders are likely to hit the ground, be ejected into the air before landing, or absorb the impact of the accident in full force on their body with no protection from a metal framework.  Motorcycle insurance policies may have an accidental death benefit rider, whereby the victim’s loved ones may be able to recover compensation to pay for medical treatment and funeral expenses.  A motorcycle accident attorney can review the policy to check the personal injury protection coverage (PIP) that includes death benefits which may address funeral expenses, medical bills, and beneficiary amounts.

California insurance fault state. 

Blatant negligent acts in the State of California may have added to the over 3,500 lives lost to accidents in 2020, resulting in criminal and civil lawsuits.  California is a “fault” state with regard to accidents, meaning that a victim can bring a claim against the responsible party before they file a claim against their own “no-fault” insurance, and there is a two-year time period to file a suit after an accident.

Consult with motorcycle accident lawyer.

A California accident attorney can be instrumental in damage recovery to cover unexpected expenses related to untimely death, and to ensure future financial stability for dependents of the person who died.  They can work with insurance companies to expediently pay costs related to funeral and burial expenses, and address losses sustained to property, medical bills, lost wages, or future expenses incurred by the estate of the person who died.  The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates can assist surviving loved ones with insurance claims after a fatal injury caused by a motorcycle accident.


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


  1. Motorcyclist Dies at Hospital After Head-on Collision Near Ramona – Times of San Diego
  2. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/13507-motorcycle_safety_plan_050919_v8-tag.pdf
  3. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/california_fy2017_ar.pdf
  4. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=23103.
  5. Law section (ca.gov)
  6. State by state (iihs.org)
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