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What Are My Legal Options if a Loved One Died in a Motorcycle Crash? 

 Posted on March 23, 2023 in Personal Injury

Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Crash LawyerFor motorcyclists, a motorcycle is much more than a mode of transportation. It is a source of enjoyment, freedom, and independence. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of death in motor vehicle accidents than individuals in passenger vehicles. Sometimes, it is the very activity motorcyclists love the most that kills them.

If your spouse, sibling, parent, child, or other relative died in a motorcycle wreck, you may be grief-stricken and shocked. You may want to take legal action against the responsible party but are unsure of where to start. In this blog, we will discuss the basics of filing a wrongful death claim in Florida as well as the financial and non-financial benefits associated with this type of legal action.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is a death that is caused by another party's wrongful, careless, or negligent actions. In motorcycle accident cases, the other party is often a negligent driver. Distracted driving, intoxicated driving, speeding, failure to yield, and inattention can all lead to a deadly motorcycle crash.

What Are the Benefits of Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?

Financially, a successful wrongful death claim can help to compensate you and your family for the economic losses associated with your loved one's death. However, for many grieving families, the main benefit of filing a wrongful death claim is that it allows them to hold the guilty party responsible for their loved one's death. A wrongful death claim cannot take away your grief and suffering, but it can provide some emotional closure and justice.

The amount of compensation available through a motorcycle accident wrongful death claim depends on many factors. However, many surviving family members are able to recover compensation for:

  • Lost income and employment benefits

  • Lost earning potential

  • Loss of the deceased person's support and services

  • Loss of the deceased person's love, guidance, and companionship

  • Emotional pain and suffering

  • Medical bills incurred because of the motorcycle crash

  • Funeral costs

Contact our Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If your loved one died in a fatal motorcycle wreck, you may be able to recover compensation for damages. Our Broward County wrongful death attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience. We know the intricacies of Florida wrongful death cases and how to bring an effective claim.

Attorney John Ameen began his career representing insurance companies, so he has valuable insight into how insurance companies resist personal injury and wrongful death claims. Call 800-555-4011 for a free consultation to learn more about how our law firm can assist you.




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