4 Killed in a Motorcycle Accident in Orange County
MODJESKA CANYON, Calif., July 8, 2019 — Four people were killed in a crash involving two motorcycles near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County on Sunday, July 8 at about 4:35 pm. The victims included two men and two women, who were all pronounced dead at the scene.
According to authorities, the crash happened when the motorcyclist going northbound on Santiago Canyon Road was attempting to pass another vehicle that was going northbound by going into oncoming traffic on the opposite side. Instead, the motorist collided head-on into another motorcycle that was going southbound. Investigators believe that the motorcycle that caused the crash, a Harley Davidson carrying a 25-year-old and a 40-year-old, was likely speeding at the time of the crash. The second motorcycle involved in the collision was a Honda carrying two 60-year-olds.
Motorcycle Wrongful Death Claims
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash that was caused by the reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation by bringing a wrongful death claim against the liable party. Although no amount of financial gains can bring back your loved one, it can bring a sense of justice and the financial means to help you deal with this untimely and tragic loss.
Wrongful death claims, especially those involving a motorcycle crash, can be complicated and require the assistance of an experienced Orange County motorcycle wrongful death attorney. With the legal assistance of an aggressive lawyer, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Care of a child
- Survivor’s pain and suffering
If the crash involved an egregious act by the liable party, such as speeding, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. These damages serve two purposes. One, punitive damages help bring a sense of wholeness to family members who are grieving because of another party’s reckless actions. More significantly, these types of damages serve as a deterrent to future negligent action, much as a fine serves as a deterrent to criminal activity.
Call an Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious motorcycle accident caused by another negligent motorist, you deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Call us at 949-727-9300 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys.