Fatal Fourth-of-July Motorcycle Accident

motorcyclist%20%28Driver%20Photographer%29.jpgUnfortunately, tragedy struck the family of 54-year-old Rick Scheuer on Wednesday. Scheuer was killed as a result of a San Francisco motorcycle accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by automobile.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the victim hit an automobile which was on his right as he rode his motorcycle around a curve. He was then thrown from his bike and over the hood on the car which struck him. After hitting the ground, the vehicle rolled over him. Scheuer was subsequently transported to a local hospital for medical treatment at which he later was pronounced dead.

Our San Francisco and Oakland injury attorneys realize that losing a loved one in an accident is perhaps the most difficult time in life. The grieving process is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult when the loss comes unexpectedly, often as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another. As wrongful death attorneys we are intimately aware of the emotional, mental, and financial challenges facing families after the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Our attorneys represent victims and their family members who have been hurt or suffered death due to a California motorcycle accident and other personal injuries. Accidents on our roads remain one of the most common ways that local residents suffer serious injury and death in preventable accidents.

Many are aware of the potential dangers of riding a motorcycle. According to statistics of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of crashes involving motorcycles have declined as a recent of increased safety efforts.

However, the crash rates are still quite high.

There are various reasons of why these crashes still occur. As we have previously explained, there is still a growing concern about the adversarial relationship between automobiles and other using the roads, including motorcycles. Failure to share the lane is one of the most common causes associated with a motorcycle-automobile vehicle crash. Also, driver distraction or careless and reckless driving is another factors which contributes to the injuries and death of loved ones in a traffic accident.

With thousands of people who use our state highways on a daily basis, drivers are urged to pay attention to the traffic patterns–changing lanes, speed of traffic, and stopped-and-go vehicles.

In most cases, these accidents are preventable. Drivers are required to exercise reasonable care while they operate a motor vehicle in order to prevent accidents. When drivers are negligent and fail to exercise this duty, then injured persons or their family members can seek redress in court in order to recover damages. That includes situations where motorcyclists are hurt as a result of car driver’s negligence.

If you or a loved one has recently been hurt or injured as a result of negligent driving, contact our office today to consult with one of our San Francisco personal injury attorneys and learn about your legal rights. You could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.

See Our Related Blog Posts:
Tribune Article Reminds Bay Area Residents to Share the Road
A Moving Tribute to the Victim of an Oakland Motorcycle Accident

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