Jacob from San Francisco writes: “My Dad was killed in a motorcycle crash on a country road in the North Bay. It happened at night when it was dark outside. He was heading southbound and as he rounded a curve he collided with a pickup truck that was making a right turn from a side road into the same lane of traffic my Dad was riding. The driver claimed that he didn’t see my dad and that my dad must have been speeding.
The police did not charge the driver with any offense. I don’t understand: my Dad was a safe driver. On the night he died, my Dad was wearing his reflective motorcycle jacket and reflective motorcycle helmet. My Mom is struggling with my Dad’s death and does not know what to do. I have told her she should talk to a lawyer about suing the pickup truck driver. What do you advise?”