Caleb Tate, a 20-year-old Texas A&M cadet and student, was killed on Wednesday, October 15, 2013 on Southwest Parkway when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car that pulled out in front of him unexpectedly. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., near the intersection of Southwest Parkway and South Texas Avenue. Mr. Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and was taken to College Station Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The car driven by an 18-year-old and the driver’s 20-year-old passenger did not sustain life threatening injuries, and their names have not been released at present.
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Below is a picture where the scene of the accident occurred, courtesy of kbtx.com:
Pictured below is a map where the accident took place:
Unfortunately, motorcycle and automobile collisions happen quite frequently; often as a result of a driver’s failure to yield correctly or see the motorcyclist. In this scenario, a potential civil case could evolve due to the negligence of the driver operating the car. Although Mr. Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, liability still rests on the driver of the automobile for failing to exercise caution, and pulling out in front of the motorcyclist unexpectedly.
From a civil perspective, our firm has represented numerous families who have been directly affected by fatal motorcycle tragedies. The family of Mr. Tate should most certainly consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who caused this accident. While no amount of compensation will revive Caleb Tate, a civil claim settlement will provide his family with the financial support needed to cover Mr. Tate’s medical and final expenses; enabling them to focus on grieving the loss of their family member, and not the financial burden that typically accompanies the unexpected death of a loved one.
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About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in wrongful death lawsuits, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims in College Station and throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous wrongful death cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.