Sacramento, CA (February 26, 2023) – The Sacramento Police Department was called to provide assistance at the scene of an accident that ultimately claimed the life of 36-year-old Adam Paul Woodhams.
The accident was reported at approximately 1:55 p.m. on February 18.
According to authorities, Woodhams was driving a motorcycle on 14th Avenue in the area of power Inn Road in Abbey Road during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, a car struck the motorcyclist.
Woodhams suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital for emergency treatment. Authorities confirmed that he passed away from his injuries on Thursday, February 23.
The Sacramento Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in California
The state of California has more than 800,000 licensed motorcyclists. Although these motorists make up approximately 2% of vehicles on roadways across the country, they account for over 14% of all fatal accidents. Motorcycle collisions across the United States take the lives of over 5000 people every year. Here in California, we see countless innocent people lose their lives as a result of motorcycle crashes caused by negligent drivers. Some of the most common contributing factors to fatal motorcycle wrecks in our state include:
- Drivers who failed to yield to other motorists sharing the road
- Motorists who are speeding
- Drivers who switch lanes without checking their blind spots
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are reckless
If your loved one has died as a result of a motorcycle accident, there may be some legal options available to help your family move forward. Although compensation will never replace the lives of those taken away from us, having the financial resources needed to cover funeral arrangements, burial fees, and other expenses can help to reduce some of the stress you face. A wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento can help you secure the maximum compensation available for your lawsuit. Your attorney will take charge of the investigation into the accident and gather only the strongest evidence to build your case and help you prevail.
At Wilshire Law Firm, we believe that justice should be served to those unfairly injured due to the negligence of another driver in California. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys have decades of experience coupled with an impressive track record of success in helping thousands of victims get compensation for their losses. If you are looking for compassionate legal representation and assistance, contact our personal injury law firm at 800-358-1884 today to schedule a free consultation so that we can work together to fight on your behalf and achieve the best possible results for your case. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience to get started.