Harlingen police probe motorcycle fatality

by Benjamin Treviño | March 28th, 2024 | Blog

HARLINGEN — Harlingen police are investigating a fatal March 26 motorcycle accident. The single-vehicle crash happened around 10:13 p.m. on Loop 499 near Cardenas Motors.

Police say the rider may have hit a curb. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle and was killed.

The identification of the victim had not been released as of this writing and the crash remained under investigation.


Motorcyclists in single-vehicle crashes

When a motorcyclist is injured or killed in a one-vehicle accident, many people assume the motorcyclist must have been speeding. However, this may not have been the case. There are many times when a motorcyclist is injured through no fault of his/her own and may be entitled to compensation. If the operator was killed through no fault of their own, the family may be entitled to compensation.

Common causes of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents

It’s estimated that 25 percent of all motorcycle accidents in the United States are the result of a collision with a stationary object. These objects can include fixed roadway equipment, such as construction signs, navigational signage, orange cones, and other road construction items. These types of accidents might be the fault of public or private road maintenance crews.

When debris or liquids spill onto the roadway from a truck, the owner of that vehicle could be held responsible.

Some one-vehicle motorcycle crashes can be caused by the failure of a brake, clutch, steering, or other faulty mechanism. In these cases, the motorcycle manufacturer could be responsible, or a mechanic failing to fix a motorcycle appropriately, or using defective equipment or parts.

You need the J. Gonzalez Law Firm

The above scenarios and many others are why you need the J. Gonzalez Law Firm on your side. Our expert personal injury attorneys have won compensation from a number of third parties, such as:

  • Construction companies
  • Motorcycle dealer or manufacturer
  • Motorcycle parts manufacturer or distributor
  • Another vehicle driver
  • Roadway maintenance companies or entities

If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash, contact the J. Gonzalez Law Firm today. Depending on the facts of your case, you could be due compensation from another party. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at 1-800-CAR-CRASH.


Source: https://www.valleycentral.com/news/local-news/harlingen-police-investigate-motorcycle-fatality/


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