Tacoma, WA (July 31, 2021) - A collision on Thursday evening, July 29, resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in the Tacoma area.
Local reports revealed that the deadly crash occurred at around 9 p.m. that night. According to the Washington State Patrol, the scene was located on Interstate 5 at the off-ramp for WA-7. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were present.
At this time, the circumstances leading up to the collision remain unclear. At least one person was killed in the crash. The identities of the involved parties have not been revealed at this time.
No further updates on the fatal accident have been provided. An ongoing investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more information will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Collisions in Tacoma WA
Motorcycle riders are more likely than other drivers to have serious injuries in an accident, and motorcycle accidents account for a disproportionately high number of highway fatalities across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet decreases the chance of mortality by around 37%.
Motorcycles pose a greater risk to their riders when riding on the highway. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than 80% of motorcycle collisions result in death or serious injury and that riders had a 27 times higher probability of dying in a crash than passengers in passenger vehicles.
When a loved one dies as a consequence of someone else's carelessness, a family member may be entitled to file a Tacoma wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed in a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing facility neglect. Obtaining the recompense you deserve on your own can be a tough process.
In the event of a wrongful death, the victim's family or estate may file a claim for compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of the death of a family member under Washington state law. A skilled Washington motorcycle injury lawyer can assist you in making certain that you fulfill all of the requirements for a successful claim.
If you believe your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence, you should consult with an experienced Tacoma wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death occurs. At Dore Law Group, we will work hard to protect your legal rights and interests at every level of the legal process, and our years of experience will allow us to assist you in putting together a strong legal argument on your behalf. A family member's death should be investigated and those responsible for it should be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has died as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident, contact our offices immediately at 253-236-3888 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Washington.
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.