Jeffrey Ortberg Brea: 58-Year-Old Man Died In Motorcycle Accident Near Fullerton On Freeway 57 After Collision With Pickup Truck
BREA, CALIFORNIA (January 22, 2019) – A 57-year-old motorcyclist identified as Jeffrey Ortberg died in a car accident after a crash with a pickup truck on the 57 freeway.
The accident took place around 5:42 p.m. on Saturday. It happened near the 90 freeway on-ramp and remains under investigation.
California Highway Patrol are asking anyone that may have seen the accident that killed Jeffrey Ortberg to come forward and speak with them.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
Every year around 4,500 motorcyclists are killed in the United States. A number of these accidents occur when drivers fail to see motorcyclists. In many situations, a motorcyclist can become obscured in a driver’s blind spot. When a driver is negligent and causes an accident they may face civil liability. The family of a victim is able to seek justice by filing a claim under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60.
In some circumstances, a city may face liability for a motorcycle accident. Under government code 835, cities are liable for accidents caused by a dangerous condition on public property. This may include potholes in the road along with other defects. A motorcycle accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Investigating A Motorcycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeffrey Ortberg as they are going through such a difficult time. It is our sincere hope that the CHP conducts a thorough investigation into this accident for the sake of all of those that have been involved.
If someone that you love has died in a motorcycle accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can investigate your case free of charge and let you know what your options are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need an investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.