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What If A Loved One Was Killed In A Motorcycle AccidentIf a loved one passed away as the result of a motorcycle wreck, you should always contact a qualified, experienced motorcycle accident lawyer that can help guide you in this most difficult time.

The information they will need is pretty much the same as when a loved one dies in a car accident (see this blog post), but in addition to those points, your motorcycle accident lawyer will need to know whether your loved one was wearing a helmet, the condition of the motorcycle, what kind of safety equipment and protective gear he or she was wearing and other factors like the deceased’s income and how this will affect the future of you and your family.

You should also advise them of your ability to work, your work experience, if you have children and how old they are. Tell the auto accident lawyer about your insurance policies such as how much coverage your car insurance provided, what kinds of coverage you had in your policy and also about your life insurance policies. In short, the more information the attorney has, the better he or she will be equipped should the auto accident lawyer determine that you have a case.

The Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Suit

Again, this is very similar to the auto accident wrongful death. There are a few things that a motorcycle accident lawyer will look at to determine the baseline of whether there is reason to file a wrongful death suit.

Question: What must be shown to prove the wrongful death of a family member or loved one?
A. At a minimum, you should be able to prove the following:

  • The other driver — or drivers — caused and, thus, were "at fault" (i.e., liable) for the accident that resulted in the death of your family member or loved one.

  • The other driver was in some way negligent.

  • The deceased is survived by a spouse or other family members such as children.

  • The death of the loved one produced monetary damages (see the opening paragraph).

Motorcycle traffic laws vary from state to state. You may have stumbled on this blog and not be a resident of the State of Florida. We always advise you to seek the council of a local motorcycle accident lawyer because that person will be able to explain the specifics of your state’s laws. Again: every case is unique. The previous content is only meant to be a general guideline. For specifics regarding your case, contact an motorcycle accident lawyer at Lowman Law Firm.

Lowman Law Firm Is A Small Town Firm With Small Town American Values

We chose to practice law here in Brooksville, Florida because we love small town America and its traditional values. We also love that those values include listening. And to be a great lawyer, the most important lesson to learn is how to listen to our clients. Whether you’re a doctor, lawyer or the mayor, listening is a skill that demands constant practice.  We’re interested in the welfare of everyone in this community that we love so dearly.

If your loved one died as the result of a motorcycle accident, at Lowman you won’t just deal with a motorcycle accident lawyer who will zealously fight on your behalf, you’ll be dealing with a friend. Schedule a free consultation today.


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