Young Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident

By |2023-03-22T10:37:52+00:00April 4th, 2019|

A young motorcyclist, who was only 23-years-old, died at the scene of a serious accident on a Orange County street.

According to police, the motorcyclist was headed north on one of the city’s streets. Another motorist, who was driving a passenger car, was headed west on a street that apparently intersected with the motorcyclist’s route.

Although it seems this deadly motorcycle accident happened at a local intersection, police gave no indication as to whom they thought was responsible for it. Instead, the police called in a special investigative unit and have asked the public for information about the accident.

As more details come out about the accident, people may have a better idea about exactly what caused it. As this blog has talked about before, however, people should not automatically assume this accident is the motorcyclist’s fault.

Oftentimes, drivers of other vehicles are distracted or just do not pay close enough attention to the road so as to notice motorcycles. On other occasions, a driver might not appreciate how differently motorcycles operate from other vehicles. As a result, they may make a maneuver that may well be perfectly safe when around other vehicles, but not a motorcycle.

As this tragic case illustrates, collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles quite often lead to the death of the motorcyclist. Even when the motorcyclist wears proper gear, the size difference between a motorcycle and a vehicle makes it almost inevitable that the motorcyclist is going to get hurt if hit by a car.

The family of this young man will want to consider what their options are under California law. Especially if this man was supporting his family, his loved ones may need compensation for this accident in order to get along financially in the aftermath.


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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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