James Harris Fatally Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Modesto
Modesto, CA (June 2, 2023) – James Harris (31) was identified as the fatality in a motorcycle accident in Modesto. According to Yahoo, the crash occurred around 3:45 pm on Tuesday.
James Harris sustained fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident in Modesto.
Authorities reported the fatality in a car accident in Modesto, which left a 31-year-old motorcyclist dead.
The fatality was identified as 31-year-old James Harris of Oakdale.
According to the Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear, the crash occurred at Coffee Road and Morris Avenue intersection, where Harris was heading south when a Chevrolet Tahoe driver hit him.
The vehicle, traveling northbound on Coffee, tried to make a west turn onto Morris.
Responders then took the motorcyclist to the hospital. Unfortunately, he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.
Harris is survived by his five children.
J&M Tip: When filing a wrongful death claim from a motorcycle accident, you have two years from the date of the fatality to prove your case. Going beyond the timeframe will likely cause your claim to be dismissed.
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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 Modesto
In this case, the family members of James Harris, the fatality in this motorcycle accident in Modesto, 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
- Motorcycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck 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, Modesto, 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 James Harris.
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