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Fatal Orange County Motorcycle Accident


Jesse Norris, 32, of Chino Hills, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Orange County the morning of May 1, 2011. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred early morning in the 1900 block of West Orangewood Avenue in Orange. Police say Norris hit a curb and then a wooden sign. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the cause of this fatal accident.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Jesse Norris for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Traffic Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), four fatalities and 31 injuries occurred due to motorcycle accidents in Orange. In Orange County as a whole, 35 fatalities and 805 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2008. During the same year, 152 people died and 13,414 were injured in all Orange County car accidents.

What Caused This Fatal Crash?

Based on this news report, it is not entirely clear what led to this tragic accident. There are more questions than answers here. Were speed or alcohol factors in this accident? Was this fatal injury accident caused by an auto defect or malfunction in the motorcycle? Was there a dangerous roadway condition, which may have caused or contributed to this accident? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.

Liability Issues

If the accident was caused by a defective product, the manufacturer of the defective product can be held liable. If a dangerous roadway condition contributed to the accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. Under California Government Code 911.2, any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a public entity must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to advise injured victims or their families in such cases about their legal rights and options. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.

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Call your best friends in the legal industry after a fatal Orange motorcycle accident. Call 800-259-6373. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

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