Monday, March 1, 2010

Victim of Fatal Motorcycle Accident in West Covina Identified

Authorities identified the victim of the fatal motorcycle accident in West Covina the other day.

Alfredo E. Gonzales, 33, of Covina was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2004 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle he was riding collided with a 1992 Honda Accord in Sunset Avenue.

The 22-year-old woman who was driving the Accord was not arrested.

The family of Gonzales should seriously consider getting the services of a wrongful death attorney.

Although the woman was not arrested or charged, it is not an indication that she is not civilly liable for the death.

The standards in proving liability in a civil lawsuit like a wrongful death case is not like in criminal law where guilt has to be proven beyond reasonable doubt.

In civil law, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant was negligent or has acted below the standards of how another reasonable person would have acted in the same or similar situation.

An experienced wrongful attorney should be able to give sound advice on that regard.