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San Jose, CA – Woman on motorcycle dies in San Jose; 15th fatality this year

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SAN JOSE, CA (February 13, 2022) – An 18-year-old woman riding a motorcycle died early Tuesday morning, making her the 15th fatality in San Jose in 2022. 

She was riding south on San Tomas Expressway as she approached the intersection with Payne Avenue about 1:15 a.m., according to Sgt. Christian Camarillo. 

The driver left the road and hit the curb, striking the center median of westbound Payne Avenue. 

She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in San Jose

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Motorcycle are involved in hundreds of these accidents. Motorcyclists are completely exposed during collisions, which drastically increases their chances of suffering severe and fatal injuries.  Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state.

As a result of these and other acts of negligence, we see numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more.

Although losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in San Jose for legal guidance. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

California Wrongful Death Lawyers

San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses.

Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. 

If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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