Highway 198 Motorcycle Crash Left One Fatal and One Injured in Kings County, CA
Kings County, CA (July 1, 2023) – Robert Rodriguez (52) succumbed to fatal injuries in a Highway 198 motorcycle crash in Kings County. His wife also sustained major injuries. According to ABC30, the accident occurred on Saturday.
Highway 198 motorcycle crash left Robert Rodriguez fatal and his wife injured at Highway 198 near 7th Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal motorcycle crash at Highway 198 near 7th Avenue.
According to the report, the couple were traveling on Highway 198 when an oncoming truck across the median of the road hit the couple.
Robert Rodriguez (52) died at the scene while his wife Kathy sustained major injuries and was airlifted to the hospital.
The Peace Officers Research Association of California has set up a fundraising campaign for the couple.
The organizers said the couple met at the Kings County Juvenile Center over 20 years ago when they worked as juvenile corrections officers.
In April 2021, Robert retired as a lieutenant and also has a past service history in the U.S. Army.
Any donations will help Kathy Rodriguez and lessen her financial burdens. To donate, click here.
J&M Tip: Motorcyclists often suffer much worse injuries in accidents compared to car passengers. If you’re in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Google Map of Motorcycle Accident in Kings County, CA
More About Motorcycle Accident Liability
Motorcycle accidents usually cause more severe damage than other auto accidents. Motorcyclists are prone to sustaining major injuries because they are more exposed. Also, motorcycles are lighter and don’t provide much protection. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the following:
- Compact and less visible on the road
- Loss of control due to road debris
- Motorcyclists are exposed to road and other vehicles
- Prone to wobbling
- Unskilled motorcyclists who don’t have proper licenses
However, motorcycle accident liability always falls on the negligent driver. Most of the time, both the motorcyclist and the other vehicle’s driver can be at fault. It all depends on who made careless road maneuvers, which contributed to the accident. Proving negligence can become challenging on your own. Fortunately, you can hire an experienced attorney for motorcycle accidents. A skilled lawyer can do more than just help build your case. Learn more about motorcycle accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Kings County
In this case, the family members of Robert Rodriguez in this Highway 198 motorcycle crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Kings County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victims.
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