Robert Meza Killed in Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Crash in Madera County
Madera County, CA (May 12, 2022) – Robert Meza (65) died after getting thrown off a motorcycle in a hit-and-run accident. According to ABC 30, the incident happened at around 11:35 am on Tuesday.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Meza went southbound on the Highway 99 off-ramp. Then, an unknown driver turned onto Avenue 9 and into Meza’s path. Meza then swerved to avoid collision, but he lost control of the motorcycle. He got thrown off as the hit-and-run driver fled the scene.
A hit-and-run driver fled the scene after causing an accident that killed Robert Meza.
Responders arrived and transported Meza to Community Regional Medical Center. Meza later died in the hospital. Authorities noted that Meza wore a helmet when the accident happened.
Right now, the CHP is looking for two vehicles involved in the hit-and-run accident. They could be facing felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter charges. A witness initially identified the car as a white sedan. However, new information from the CHP indicates new details about the vehicles. Authorities are now looking for the driver of 2005-2010 Volkswagen Jetta and the driver of a van, probably a Chrysler Pacifica or Honda Odyssey. You can contact the CHP for any information about this accident.
Also, Valley Crime Stoppers is now offering reward money worth $2,000 for information related to this accident as noted in this post on KMJNow. You can provide anonymous tips at www.valleycrimestoppers.org or 559-498-7867 (498-STOP).
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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 Madera County
In this case, the family members of Robert Meza can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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:
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Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation 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, Bakersfield, 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 to get professional advice about your case, give us a call 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 above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Robert Meza.
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