News reports that Mitch Lucker has died as the result of serious personal injuries he received in a Huntington Beach, California motorcycle accident. Lucker was the lead singer of an extreme heavy metal band – Suicide Silence. The band had received a Golden Gods award for “Best New Talent” in 2009. A preliminary investigation reveals that Lucker was riding his new Harley Davidson motorcycle on the night of Halloween when he lost control of the cycle and crashed into a light pole.
He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and later died at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. It is too soon to know all of the factors that lead to the accident, including whether alcohol was a factor.
This accident serves as a tragic reminder of the potentially serious risks involved in riding a motorcycle and the need for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions to limit the number of California motorcycle accidents and deaths.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is a good idea to seek the advice of a top Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney right away to protect your rights and determine your next steps. Often, it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycle accidents may happen for a variety of reasons however due to the minimal protection provided when riding a motorcycle, when accidents do occur, they tend to be serious.
According the US Department of Transportation, in 2006 more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents occurred in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over two-thirds of motorcycle fatalities involve a motorcycle and another vehicle. Often another car on the road doesn’t see the motorcycle at all, or is unable to avoid a crash once they do see the motorcyclist. Further, crashes often occur as the result of car and motorcycle drivers responding to the same road conditions in different ways, making it difficult for each to anticipate the other driver’s actions.
Several factors may cause or contribute to any one motorcycle accident. An experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer can begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have lead to the incident. Causes of motorcycle accidents may include:
- Driving too fast for conditions (by motorcyclist or other driver)
- Failing to follow rules of the road
- Negligent road way design or maintenance
- Driver distraction
- Reckless driving
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- head injuries
- brain injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- broken bones
- wrongful death
By filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit based on negligence or other personal injury claim, it may be possible to recover damages for your injuries or in the case of a death, a family’s losses. This may include medical expenses, lost wages and emotional distress. For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a California motorcycle accident, please contact an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer at Sette Law Office for an immediate consultation.