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Motorcyclist killed in collision with farm tractor

On November 6, 2012 William Kapell, 41, was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a farm tractor turning across the road and attempting to enter a field.

Mr. Kapell was a father and avid motorcyclist who grew up in the San Jose, California area. His friends and family said he was a kind man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone.

About The Motorcycle Accident

Kapell was riding his motorcycle while traveling at approximately the 55 mph speed limit on eastbound Bruns Road, in Byron (Contra Costa County), when the tractor turned left in front of his motorcycle, causing an unavoidable collision.

Mr. Kapell tried to avoid the tractor but was unsuccessful and his wheel caught the tractor throwing him off of it.

He passed away from injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash.

How GJEL Accident Attorneys Helped

The California Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at GJEL were able to help the family reach a $6,225,000 settlement after the accident.

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.