4,985 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2018, marking a 5% decrease from 2017.
28 percent of all motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents in 2017 were drunk at the time of their fatal accident.
While motorcycle deaths have declined, motorcyclists are still 28 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than other motorists.
What if I Lost a Loved One to a Motorcycle Crash?
If you lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident which you believe was caused by another driver, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney. Wrongful death lawsuits can be especially complex due to the nature of the damages claimed. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for harm that was caused to family members of the deceased as a result of the victim’s death. Damages that can be sought include:
Loss of quality of life
Loss of love and emotional support
Loss of financial support
You need an attorney who can demonstrate the true cost of loss of companionship or loss of emotional support.
You may also be able to file what is known as a Survival Action claim. A Survival Action seeks damages caused to the deceased. In a survivor claim, a family asserts that a defendant’s negligence caused pain and suffering to their loved one before their loved one died and that the defendant should not be free of liability for that pain and suffering caused simply because the victim has died.
In a survivors claim, the pain and suffering damages are paid to the victim’s estate (parents, children, and/or spouse).
Contact an Experienced San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Thomas J. Henry Law are committed to fighting for the rights of motorcycle injury victims and work to make sure that the person responsible pays for the pain he/she caused.
Because we understand that being injured in a motorcycle accident causes lifetime pain and suffering, we put constant pressure on the insurance company and driver involved to ensure you receive the maximum monetary compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends and we represent clients/victims all over the country.