Pursuing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit After A Motorcycle Fatality
Motorcycle accidents can cause devastating, catastrophic and life-altering injuries. But these accidents can also lead to fatalities. Our personal injury lawyers at NAP LAW have decades of combined experience helping clients throughout Southern California. Our motorcycle accident attorneys and wrongful death lawyers can provide legal counsel and guidance if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident.
When A Motorcyclist Is Killed In A Crash
Motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most serious automobile accident injuries. Serious spinal cord injuries can lead to permanent paralysis. Traumatic brain injuries or brain hemorrhaging can leave lasting damage or even result in death. Our motorcycle accident attorneys hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
When an accident victim succumbs to their accident injuries, the victim’s family may have a claim for a wrongful death action.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Under California laws, the loved ones of fatal accident victims have two options. They can bring a wrongful death action, or they can also file a lawsuit as a survivor on behalf of the victim.
In order to file an action for a death that was caused by the wrongful or negligent act of another, you must be:
- The surviving spouse of the decedent
- The domestic partner of the decedent
- A child or grandchild of the decedent
A minor child can even bring a wrongful death claim. If the minor lived with the decedent for at least 180 days before the victim’s death, or was at least 50% dependent on support or income from the decedent.
Damages After A Fatal Motorcycle Accident
When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, they can seek compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost income and emotional pain and suffering.
In a fatal motorcycle accident, family members can seek damages for the following:
- Loss of the decedent’s earning capacity
- Compensation for the loss of a decedent’s love, companionship, comfort and care
- Loss of a decedent’s protection
- Loss of consortium
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys provide a motorcycle accident hotline. This hotline is available for victims of motorcycle accidents and their families. You can speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The lawyers at KAASS LAW speak English, Armenian, Spanish and Russian and they work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect legal fees unless we win a settlement on your behalf.
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