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What Happens After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Posted by Trent Kelly on January 11, 2021
What Happens After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Following a fatal motorcycle crash, the accident victim’s surviving loved ones could bring a wrongful death claim or file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity who caused the motorcycle accident. 

 

When a motor vehicle operator negligently causes his or her vehicle to collide with a motorcycle on the roadway (or in a parking lot or parking garage), the accident could wind up being fatal for the motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents are sometimes fatal because cyclists often have little or no protection surrounding them at the time of their accident. Consequently, if they fall to the ground and sustain spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain and head injuries, those injuries could ultimately wind up being deadly.  

 

If your loved one was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that was caused by a motor vehicle operator’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased loved one. The Austin wrongful death lawyers at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, will be able to determine your eligibility for filing a wrongful death claim. We could then assist you with pursuing wrongful death damages by way of a favorable monetary settlement or jury award. Please call us today to learn more about how we could help you file a claim or lawsuit that seeks wrongful death damages. 

Eligibility for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

 

If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a negligent motor vehicle operator, there are several individuals who may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Those individuals include the deceased individual’s surviving spouse, parents, or children. These individuals may also file the claim by themselves or as a group. 

Potential Damages in an Austin Wrongful Death Claim

The primary purpose of filing a wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit is to pursue – and hopefully recover – various types of monetary compensation and damages. Although no amount of money can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it can help to bring about a sense of closure and finality. Potential types of recoverable damages in Austin wrongful death cases include compensation for loss of earning capacity (if family members were reliant upon the decedent’s income for their care), compensation for loss of companionship, and compensation for mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering due to the loss.  

An experienced Austin wrongful death attorney can help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in a wrongful death case. 

Talk to an Austin Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

 

Losing a loved one is never easy, most especially if that loss occurred because of someone else’s recklessness and negligence. The skilled legal team at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased loved one and pursue monetary compensation and damages. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin wrongful death attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information. 

 

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