Tacoma, WA (August 23, 2021) - A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle was reported in Tacoma on Sunday, August 22.
The deadly accident occurred near the intersection of S. 56th Street and S. J Street. A motorcyclist was reportedly traveling southbound on 56th Street as another driver was making a turn onto the roadway. The driver hit the motorcyclist while making the turn from J Street.
The 40-year-old man riding the bike suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The area was shut down for several hours while emergency responders were present. No other injuries have been reported at this time. The identity of the deceased victim was not included in the initial reports.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal incident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. Additional information will be provided as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Tacoma WA
Motorcycles pose a greater risk to their riders when traveling on public roadways than other modes of transportation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than 80 percent of motorcycle collisions result in death or serious injury and motorcycle riders had a 27-fold higher chance of dying in a catastrophe than passengers in passenger vehicles.
Those who ride motorcycles are more likely than other drivers to have significant injuries in a collision, and motorcycle collisions account for a disproportionately high proportion of highway fatalities in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet decreases the chance of mortality by around 37%.
An action for wrongful death can be initiated by a family member when a loved one has died as a result of the carelessness of another person. It is possible in Washington to file a wrongful death lawsuit in many different circumstances, including vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home carelessness, and other types of wrongdoing. In the instance of a wrongful death, the victim's family or estate may be able to obtain compensation in order to recoup from the damages arising from the loss of a loved one, according to state law.
A wrongful death attorney in Tacoma should be consulted if you feel that your loved one's death may have been caused by the carelessness of another person or organization. Any interests and legal rights will be safeguarded at every stage of the legal process by Dore Law Group. Our years of expertise ensure that we can assist you in putting up an effective legal defense for your claim or lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers in Tacoma want to fight to ensure that families of deceased victims are able to make a financial recovery in the aftermath of a deadly accident.
If a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a fatal motorcycle accident, call a Tacoma motorcycle crash lawyer right away at 253-236-3888.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.