Huntington Beach, CA (January 20, 2024) – There was a reported collision between a car and a motorcycle on Saturday evening, January 20, and the Huntington Beach Fire Department and the Huntington Police Department responded.
Upon arrival, the initial responding units discovered a vehicle, two motorcycles, and one rider on the ground, injured from a collision with the car. The incident occurred at Center Street and Gothard Street around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters and paramedics treated the rider, but they were ultimately declared deceased at the site. The role of drugs or alcohol in the accident is unclear, though authorities continue to investigate. It’s also unclear if any other victims were hurt in the wreck.
We extend our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims and their loved ones.
In light of the recent spikes in both gas costs and traffic congestion, many are finding that motorcycling is the most cost-effective and hassle-free means of transportation. Riding a motorbike might make you feel addicted to the rush that comes from the thrill of speed and danger. That said, there is a significant danger associated with motorcycles that often endanger riders’ lives. Riding a motorcycle without proper protection leaves the rider and any passengers severely hurt in the event of an accident. Every year, some 4,500 people die, and 92,000 are injured in motorcycle accidents, as stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A motorcycle accident can significantly disrupt your normal day-to-day life, causing new financial worries, medical expenses, vehicle repairs or replacement, and many other expenses. All too many of these victims suffer serious injuries that may take months or years to resolve or leave them with permanent disabilities.
If you’re injured in an accident, you may be worried about how you will pay for your medical care, expenses, and lost wages if you can’t work for some time. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those who caused the accident.
Being in a vehicle accident is traumatizing, which doesn’t end after the crash is over. The days after a motor vehicle wreck, especially one involving a motorcycle, can feel overwhelming. A trusted vehicle accident lawyer can help you move past these feelings and help you regain control. There are many types of claims available for injured parties to receive compensation.
Your attorney may file negligence or liability claims against those at fault, personal injury protection or medical pay claims, uninsured or underinsured motorist claims, or even product liability claims. An experienced attorney will help you choose the best options for the circumstances of your case that will help you receive the most compensation.
If you were in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer at Russell & Lazarus APC right away.
Contact our Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers at (949) 309-0990 as soon as you can to get started.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.