Lawyers assist after reckless driving ends in motorcyclist’s death in San Diego bus crash.

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California – June 26, 2021

California law enforcement officers were called to the scene of an accident on the Escondido Freeway and Miramar Way where a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist who rear-ended a bus in the right HOV lane had occurred. Officers learned the bus was rear-ended by a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. There were 5,014 motorcycle riders who suffered fatal injury on United States Roadways in 2019, increasing from 4,985 in 2018.  Accident attorneys may be instrumental in the recovery of damages to accident victims and surviving loved ones of the motorcyclist who suffered fatal injury if the bus driver was negligent.   Individuals who are involved in a motorcycle accident with a bus may exceed insurance coverage amounts due to serious injuries, or wrongful death claims and should contact a motorcycle accident attorney to assist with damage recovery.

Reckless driving action.

Reckless driving is considered a criminal act in California and may impact the way insurance claims are paid out.  That statute states that “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”  Negligent drivers could face criminal charges from the State of California and civil legal action in order to compensate  victims for property damage, physical injury and wrongful death caused by the accident.  Accident victims, and their families should hire an accident attorney in order to build a case for damage recovery.

Fault and time to file a claim. 

California is a “fault” state and victims can bring a claim against responsible parties before they file a claim against their own “no-fault” insurance.  When criminal actions result in harm, proof of negligence may be easier to prove with the assistance of an experienced lawyer.  When death results from a multi-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a bus, a reconstructionist specialist and other experts may assist personal injury attorneys as they build a case for damage compensation. Damages may include medical treatment and expense

Parties to an action.

When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident that results in wrongful death, there may be complicated insurance claims and drawn out legal actions involved.  A skilled personal injury attorney can guide victims’ actions and work with multiple insurance companies and attorneys to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.  Reckless driving charges may be filed against survivors, and estates of deceased individuals as a result of deadly car accidents.

Wrongful death.

A wrongful death legal action can be brought by loved ones when a person dies because of the negligent, reckless, or deliberate act of another.  Damages in these lawsuits can include:

  • Medical bills and burial expenses
  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages that are intended to punish the person who caused the death.

Hire an attorney.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, and their experienced accident attorneys can assist with insurance claims and formal litigation efforts toward a comprehensive damage award after a catastrophic motorcycle accident that results in fatal injury in San Diego.


Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730





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