Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are not as secure or visible as vehicles. However, there aren’t many things to protect motorcycle riders. Because of this, injuries can be worse. According to  the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are nearly 6,000 fatal motorcycle accidents each year. With such high rates, the expertise of a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney is important to recover damages. 

Common Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

Negligence causes many fatal motorcycle accidents. For example, a driver not looking for motorcycles by not checking mirrors, blind spots or not looking before changing lanes. Also, distracted driving is a growing cause of fatal motorcycle accidents. The main culprit is cellphone use. Drivers are distracted by their phone and hurt cyclists.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Compensation

It is important to know that compensation could be available if negligence caused your loved ones’ death after a fatal motorcycle accident. Compensation types could be: 

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (i.e. medical benefits and retirement)
  • Property damage
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages

Any party whose reckless, negligent, or intentional actions contributed to the fatal motorcycle accident can be held liable for your loved one’s death. These actions can include:

  • The driver that caused the accident
  • The entity responsible for maintaining the roadway
  • The manufacturer of a defective motorcycle or motorcycle part
  • A mechanic or garage that performed maintenance on the motorcycle

Get Legal Guidance

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should first seek immediate medical treatment. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm offers free consultations. Getting legal help can put your mind at ease and let you focus on what matters most — getting better.

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