Union City Motorcycle Crash Left Karen Lynn Prado Fatal
Union City, CA (August 23, 2023) – Karen Lynn Prado (43) of Hayward succumbed to fatal injuries in a Union City motorcycle crash on the 1600 block of Whipple Road. According to the Patch, the accident occurred around 2:50 p.m. on August 14.
Karen Lynn Prado of Hayward succumbed to fatal injuries in a Union City motorcycle crash on the 1600 block of Whipple Road.
The Union City Police have identified the victim of a fatal Union City motorcycle crash on August 14.
Karen Lynn Prado, a 43-year-old resident of Hayward, lost her life when the motorcycle she was riding collided with a van on the 1600 block of Whipple Road.
Unfortunately, Prado, the motorcycle passenger, died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the motorcycle’s operator was rushed to a local hospital for medical attention and is expected to recover.
Moreover, the van driver remained at the crash site and fully cooperated with the ongoing investigation, according to police reports.
Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this Union City motorcycle crash. Anyone with relevant information may contact Officer Michael Silva of the City Police Traffic Unit at (510) 675-5222.
J&M Tip: Motorcycle riders frequently experience more severe injuries in collisions than car occupants. Should you find yourself in a motorcycle crash resulting from another person’s negligence, you may have the right to seek compensation for the damages you’ve incurred.
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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 Union City
In this case, the family members of Karen Lynn Prado in this Union City 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, Union City, 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 Karen Lynn Prado.
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