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San Jose Reports 22nd Traffic Fatality After Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident, San Jose, CA

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Occurred at the Intersection of Newhall Street and the Alameda

San Jose, CA –On a quiet Monday morning in San Jose, a tragic collision unfolded, leaving a motorcyclist fatally injured despite lifesaving efforts.

The Incident

At around 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning, June 24, 2024, an unidentified motorcyclist was involved in a severe collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Newhall Street and the Alameda in San Jose. Despite being rushed to the hospital with major injuries, the motorcyclist unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Details surrounding how the crash occurred remain under investigation, and the motorcyclist’s identity has not yet been released. This incident marks the 22nd traffic fatality in San Jose this year, raising concerns about road safety in the city.

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Legal Implications 

The legal ramifications of this tragic motorcycle accident could be significant. In wrongful death cases, proving negligence is key, requiring substantial evidence like police reports, medical records, and eyewitness testimonies.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist fatalities have surged, with 5,015 deaths in 2020 alone—a sharp 11% increase from the previous year. In San Jose specifically, traffic fatalities totaled 42 in 2020, 14 of which involved motorcyclists.

Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight that motorcyclists are approximately 28 times more likely to perish in a crash compared to passenger vehicle occupants, per mile traveled.

These alarming statistics underscore the importance of motorcycle safety measures, such as wearing helmets, which are 37% effective in preventing fatalities, and participating in safety training courses offered by organizations like the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

A Law Firm You Can Trust

The aftermath of such a devastating incident underscores the importance of seeking legal representation. Families affected by motorcycle accidents can greatly benefit from the expertise of seasoned attorneys, who can navigate the complexities of wrongful death claims.

The Scranton Law Firm, with its notable track record and over 50 years of experience and over $1 billion recovered for injured clients, is dedicated to offering the support and legal guidance needed during such trying times. Our team is committed to fully investigating the circumstances, gathering vital evidence, and advocating for the best possible outcome for our clients.

If you or a loved one has been affected by this or a similar incident, don’t face this alone. Reach out to the Scranton Law Firm for a free consultation and let our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.


  1. What steps should I take immediately following a motorcycle accident? Ensure everyone’s safety, call emergency services, exchange information with other parties, and report the accident to the police.
  1. Can the motorcyclist’s family seek compensation? Yes, the family can file a wrongful death claim for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, and emotional distress.
  1. What is the statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims in California? In California, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the deceased’s death.
  1. How can evidence be gathered for a wrongful death claim involving a motorcycle accident? Crucial evidence includes police reports, medical records, witness statements, photos of the scene, and potentially expert testimony.
  1. Why hire a personal injury attorney for wrongful death cases? An attorney provides expertise, handles legal complexities, and advocates for the family’s rights to ensure fair compensation and justice.

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Don’t navigate the aftermath of a motorcycle accident alone. Let the Scranton Law Firm stand by your side. With over 50 years of experience as personal injury lawyers, we’ve helped thousands recover from their losses. If you or a loved one are affected by a San Jose motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Secure your rights and seek the justice you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation – The Scranton Law Firm, your trusted ally in these challenging times. Call 800-707-0707 now.