San Francisco news reports that a motorcyclist has died after falling nearly 30 feet off an on-ramp. The rider was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when he was thrown off his bike. The motorcyclist fell from the road, landing on the on-ramp below.
Of all types of vehicle accidents, those involving motorcycles are often amongst the most severe. Whether a motorcycle is used for its low cost of personal transportation or as a recreational vehicle, they pose an incredible risk to the driver.
This recent motorcycle accident remains under investigation and raises many questions. For example – what factors caused or contributed to this accident occurring? While in some situations, driver error leads to an accident, often many others issues are involved, complicating the determination of just what happened.
For instance, was the motorcycle in proper working order? Were any of the motorcycle parts defective? In situations where a defective part leads to an accident, it may be possible to bring a product liability lawsuit. This may be based on a design defect a manufacturers defect that makes a product unreasonably dangerous.
In other instances, motorcycle accidents may be caused by roadway negligence. This includes instances where the design or maintenance of a road causes or contributes to an accident. For example, was the incline too steep, or a turn too tight? Did the municipality or other body responsible for the roadway allow debris to accumulate, or otherwise fail to properly maintain the roadway?
While this tragic accident remains under investigation, it is important to remember that often serious and fatal personal injury cases involve multiple considerations. If you or a loved one has been injured, it is crucial to contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney right away to help ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.