San Antonio, TX (January 7, 2024) – A motorcycle crash reported in the San Antonio area on Friday evening claimed one person’s life. Calls for help were received by the San Antonio Police Department at around 5:45 p.m. on January 5.
According to law enforcement reports, a collision involving a motorcycle and one additional vehicle occurred on US Highway 87 near East Loop 1604. The crash prompted authorities to shut down the roadway near the south access road as they worked to remove the involved vehicles. One person involved in the crash incurred fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased on-site. At this time, the police department is investigating.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Texas
Motorcycle collisions took the lives of 562 people in 2022 alone in the state of Texas. Unfortunately, around 39 percent of motorcyclist who lost their lives in these accidents were not wearing helmets. We continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of fatal collisions due to the negligence of others.
Many motorcycle accidents involve some form of recklessness or negligence. Speeding, distractions, impairment, and other human errors continue to play a large role in many of these fatal collisions. Unfortunately, the loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
After experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a fatal collision, bereaved families have the ability to take action against the responsible party. One of the best things you can do is file a wrongful death claim. This type of legal action can provide you with some financial relief to help you get through this difficult time. A wrongful death claim can provide me with compensation for funeral costs, burial costs, and more.
In order to be successful when filing your wrongful death claim, you must be able to demonstrate negligence. Just like in a personal injury claim, you must show that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care, they breached it, the breach resulted in the fatal accident that took your loved one’s life, and you have ultimately suffered some form of damages. Working with a wrongful death lawyer can provide you with the best chance of proving your case and getting justice.
Call Our Team Now
Our compassionate motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover truly understand how difficult it can be for families to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. For this reason, we are committed to providing aggressive legal representation that ensures the rights of our clients are protected. While working with us, you can rest assured knowing that we will provide you with compassionate representation that truly reflects your best interest at every step.
Our team will negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you have the financial resources needed to get through this difficult time. To get started on your case, contact our Texas personal injury law firm by calling 210-226-2000. Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your legal options.
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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.