If you're a motorcyclist in Orange County, you know that the streets can be very dangerous, regardless of where you choose to ride your hog. The streets are littered with drivers who aren't paying nearly enough attention, regularly causing catastrophic injury collisions.
25-year-old Ronny Aparicio, a young resident of Stanton, paid the ultimate price of negligence when 50-year-old Woodrow Hall made a maneuver that caused a head-on collision, resulting in Ronny's death.
The Loss of Motorcyclist Ronny Aparicio – Monday 1/26/2016
Around 7:15pm on Monday January 26th, 2016, Ronny Aparicio lost his life as a result of a head-on collision with a four-wheeled vehicle. Limited information has been released at this time as a police investigation into the incident is still underway.
Woodrow Hall, the gentleman driving the four-wheeled vehicle that collided with Ronny head-on, made several statements to the police following the collision.
According to Hall, the motorcycle accident occurred when he attempted to pass another vehicle by swerving into the outside turn lane, but that when he did, he noticed a person in a wheelchair directly in front him. Hall said he swerved into opposing traffic lanes to avoid the wheelchair, which is when he collided head on with Ronny Aparicio and his motorcycle.
Records do not clarify whether or not anyone in a wheelchair was actually at the scene when the collision occurred. Hall did not appear to be intoxicated at the time of the collision.
Why Families Sue
When a death such as Ronny's occurs, the last thing on most people's minds is to obtain compensation. Unfortunately, these situations often require the pursuit of financial compensation via legal means to protect the surviving family members from additional losses.
Little is known about Ronny other than what is included here pertaining to his collision, but for some families, funeral expenses as well as medical expenses that arise while doctor's tried to save their loved ones are far too much to take on alone.
In other cases, the loss of a family member doesn't coincide with large financial losses, in which case a pursuit of compensation would not be appropriate. In some cases, families sue solely to hold wrongdoers accountable for their loved one's death, in which case financial losses are irrelevant.
Grieving family members sue for different reasons, but for the vast majority of those we represent, they do it to obtain some level of justice following their devastating loss.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Assistance
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident that was someone else's fault, you have the right to pursue compensation to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and future wages. These situations should not be taken lightly. Contact a Stanton motorcycle attorney you trust to have your case evaluated before deciding one way or the other.
Those who would like to call Timothy J. Ryan & Associates for a free consultation can do so by calling (800) 838-6644. Our firm has over 34 years of experience assisting California injury victims and have helped to recover over $1 billion.