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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in San Antonio’s Northeast Side

Police are investigating a fatal accident which left a motorcyclist dead on San Antonio’s Northeast Side Sunday night.

About the Fatal San Antonio Motorcycle Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the fatal accident occurred on westbound i-10 between Trainer Hale Road and FM 1518 just before 10 pm.

Authorities say the rider was thrown from his motorcycle when it was struck by another vehicle before being struck by several passing cars. The decedent has not been identified.

The incident remains under investigation and it is unclear if any charges will be brought.

National Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2018, marking a 5% decrease from 2017.
  • 28 percent of all motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents in 2017 were drunk at the time of their fatal accident.
  • While motorcycle deaths have declined, motorcyclists are still 28 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than other motorists.

What if I Lost a Loved One to a Motorcycle Crash?

If you lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident which you believe was caused by another driver, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney. Wrongful death lawsuits can be especially complex due to the nature of the damages claimed. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for harm that was caused to family members of the deceased as a result of the victim’s death. Damages that can be sought include:

  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of love and emotional support
  • Loss of financial support

You need an attorney who can demonstrate the true cost of loss of companionship or loss of emotional support.

You may also be able to file what is known as a Survival Action claim. A Survival Action seeks damages caused to the deceased. In a survivor claim, a family asserts that a defendant’s negligence caused pain and suffering to their loved one before their loved one died and that the defendant should not be free of liability for that pain and suffering caused simply because the victim has died.

In a survivors claim, the pain and suffering damages are paid to the victim’s estate (parents, children, and/or spouse).

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Law are committed to fighting for the rights of motorcycle injury victims and work to make sure that the person responsible pays for the pain he/she caused.

Because we understand that being injured in a motorcycle accident causes lifetime pain and suffering, we put constant pressure on the insurance company and driver involved to ensure you receive the maximum monetary compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends and we represent clients/victims all over the country.

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