San Antonio, TX (December 18, 2023) – A motorcyclist lost their life as a result of a crash that occurred on the northeast side of San Antonio. The accident was reported at around 2:15 a.m. on December 17.
According to reports provided by the San Antonio Police Department, 18-year-old Caleb Vogtlin was riding a motorcycle east along North Loop 1604. For unknown reasons, he became involved in a collision. As a result of the crash, he was ejected from his vehicle. Vogtlin was severely injured in the accident and rushed to an area hospital. Authorities confirmed that he passed away after arriving. No other injuries were reported in the crash. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Caleb Vogtlin.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Texas
Fatal motorcycle accidents take the lives of hundreds of people across Texas every year. There are countless instances where these accidents are entirely preventable. Unfortunately, innocent people often have to pay the price of drivers who are reckless and negligent. Leading factors in many of the fatal collisions reported across our state include:
- Running red lights
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
After losing a loved one in a fatal collision, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. This can help your family get compensation for some of the damages you face. Including:
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
It is crucial to take legal action right away to ensure your family has the best chance of getting justice.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
In Texas, you have the ability to file legal action following an accident. However, it is important that you file the claim within the appropriate amount of time. The amount of time that you have to file a personal injury or a wrongful death claim is referred to as the statute of limitations.
In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. There are some exceptions to this rule. However, it is important that you seek legal representation right away to ensure that your claim is filed in the appropriate amount of time. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, you are barred from recovering any compensation for the losses and damages you face. It is imperative to seek legal representation from a dedicated wrongful death lawyer immediately to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation for victims in San Antonio and nearby areas. From thoroughly investigating the accident to skillfully negotiating with insurance companies or taking your case to court if necessary, we are committed to fighting for your rights every step of the way.
If you’ve been through a traumatic experience like a car accident, we encourage you to reach out for help from our Texas personal injury law firm by calling (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation today. Let us help you get justice and the compensation you deserve during this difficult time.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.