Riders who travel by motorcycle are placed at great risk in traffic collisions. They carry very little protection, especially when compared to someone in a vehicle. Motorcyclists don’t have metal walls, airbags, and seatbelts to reduce the devastating effects of an impact.
A motorcycle accident can cause serious injuries for multiple victims and in the worst cases end in the tragic loss of life.
Motorcyclist Killed And Woman Injured in Fresno Collision
A motorcycle rider was tragically killed after an impact with a truck Wednesday morning in northeast Fresno. KFSN-TV reports the accident happened around 11:30 a.m. along Gettysburg Avenue on June 30, 2021.
Fresno Police say a woman driving a white pickup was turning onto Gettysburg from Barton Avenue when a motorcyclist struck the truck on the driver’s side. The motorcyclist died on the scene.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries. Her condition has not been released. The investigation into who was at fault in the collision remains under investigation.
Finding Support for Victims and Families After Motorcycle Accidents
A vehicle collision involving a motorcycle can leave behind many victims. Families who have learned about the tragic loss of a loved one will be dealing with incredible grief. They’ll also face the potential of financial hardship as the bills for emergency medical and fire department response and a memorial service and burial arrive.
Families can also be struggling as they go without the guidance and financial support the deceased always provided through his or her employment. These damages and more can be requested in a Wrongful Death Claim filed against an at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider. This claim can be filed by a close relative, like a spouse or children of the victim, on behalf of the entire family.
Recovering victims can also request support from an insurance company by filing a claim for damages listing every hardship they’ve endured. Compensation can be earned for hospital bills and lost wages while the victim is away from work. Emotional anguish over such a traumatic event can also factor into coverage.
Contact a Fresno Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After an accident involving a serious injury or the tragic loss of a family member, contact an experienced Fresno motorcycle accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian. Mr. Gasparian offers a free consultation for victims and family members that’s completely confidential. He works closely with clients to make sure victims and families receive everything they need from insurance companies so they can begin rebuilding their lives.