A fatal motorcycle accident in Costa Mesa yesterday occurred at the intersection of Sunflower Avenue and Susan Street. The motorcycle and an SUV came into contact in the intersection, and the motorcyclist has unfortunately lost his life. The motorcycle was literally torn in two by the force of the accident. The fatal incident happened just before 8am during the morning rush hour.
Intersections are particularly dangerous for motorcyclists. Drivers of larger vehicles often do not see the biker, and will turn into the path of the motorcycle leaving no time to avoid impact. These accidents often happen at speed resulting in serious injuries, even though California motorcyclists are required to wear helmets and most wear body armor. These accidents often result in traumatic brain injury, back and spine injuries and permanent damage resulting in paralysis. When a fatal accident occurs the family is left in complete shock.
Based on my 40+ years of experience, I can tell you that the family needs to focus on each other at this moment, and the impact of this sudden loss on each family member. However, it is also important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a fatal accident. It is important to preserve witness statements while their memory is fresh, as well as crucial evidence from the scene of the accident. It would be unusual for a morning rush-hour accident to involve a DUI, but it is not unheard of. There are no reports of impairment at this time, only questions.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal motorcycle accident in Costa Mesa or anywhere in LA, Orange or Riverside County, and aren’t sure what legal action needs to be taken I invite you to contact me personally for a free consultation at (949)305-1400. I take all of the pressure of communicating with insurance representatives, and the court. There is no cost to the family out of pocket, as I work on a contingency fee basis.