Austin Deadly Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The loss of a loved one is an emotionally trying time for a family. The survivors of a motorcycle rider who was killed in a crash caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing may find themselves in a tough situation, having to pay for medical expenses and funeral costs. In addition, they must face the prospect of losing the love and companionship of a loved one. The financial burden may increase exponentially if the deceased victim was also a primary wage earner for the family or its sole breadwinner.
When a motorcycle crash results in a death, the immediate family members or survivors may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages. Skilled motorcycle attorney Ray King personally handles wrongful death motorcycle accident cases. He has more than two decades of experience. As a motorcyclist and a motorcycle injury lawyer, Ray King brings his skill and resources to every case. Please contact us at (512) 375-4455, to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Wrongful death does not simply refer to the death of a person in an accident. The term "wrongful death" is defined as a death that is caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. This can be an extremely emotional and stressful time. In many cases, the insurance company will settle with the deceased victim's family without the additional stress of having to go to court. A wrongful death case is not a criminal proceeding. For example, the at-fault party may face criminal charges for negligence or wrongdoing. However, that case is adjudicated in criminal court and will not have a bearing on whether or not the victim's family receives monetary compensation. A civil wrongful death claim must be filed in order to receive such compensation.
A wrongful death claim is usually filed by immediate family members of the decedent such as a spouse, children, parents, siblings, or anyone else who was financially dependent on the victim. Plaintiffs in wrongful death cases may seek compensation for the following:
- Lost earnings
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
Losing a loved one is a life changing experience. Monetary compensation cannot alter this tragedy or replace a loved one. However, getting the services you need – be it grief counseling, household services, or childcare - can be crucial at this time. It can be challenging to document and qualify your losses after a loved one's death. You need support and quality legal representation to ensure that your family's rights are protected during these difficult times. The experienced Austin motorcycle accident attorneys at the King Law Firm are committed to providing superior representation for victims' families. We will fight hard to protect your rights and help you receive the support you need and rightfully deserve. Please contact us at (512) 375-4455 for a free case assessment.