Pascoe Law FirmFatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If your loved one was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident you might want to consider filing a lawsuit called a wrongful death claim. While filling a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back your loved one it can bring closure to some by holding the negligent party responsible for their actions. In Texas in 2013, there were 495 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed. Fifty-three percent (53%) of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash. Motorcycle deaths are always some of the most tragic of accidents that can occur on the Texas roadways. It seems every year there are more people riding motorcycles. This may be because of gas prices or just because they are fun to ride. While motorcycles are loved my many it’s hard to see how deadly they can be to the rider. Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, call us at 713-829-4317.
Common Causes For Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
There are several common causes for fatal motorcycle accidents to occur each year. One the most common causes for motorcycle accidents is due to other motorists in cars and trucks not paying attention while driving and negligently hitting the motorcycle rider. Each year negligent drivers take the loves of thousands of motorcyclist. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety administration, a majority of fatal motorcycle accidents study concluded:
- 90% of motorcycle operators were killed in a motorcycle accident with a passenger vehicle
- 85% of passengers on motorcycles were killed in a motorcycle with a passenger vehicle.
- 35% of the passenger vehicle drivers failed to yield resulting in a fatal motorcycle accident
- 4% of the motorcycle failed to yield and caused the motorcycle accident
Legal Action After A Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The motorcycle rider’s families pay a high cost when they lose a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident. It makes the situation worse when the accident could have been avoided if the other party was not distracted or acting negligently. Typically, when motorcycles get into collision with a car or truck it will be the motorcycle rider who is severely injured from the accident. Motorcycles offer nothing to protect the rider from the accident and their bodies can become severely injured from the accident and even result in the death of the rider. When a fatality occurs in a motorcycle accident a wrongful death case can be appropriate to consider filling. Many families suffer financial damages following a fatal motorcycle accident. Many family members might not be ready to have a loss of income occur as well as the possible medical bills and funeral costs. The family of the fallen rider may be entitled to compensation following a fatal motorcycle accident to recover for loss of income, medical expenses, and other pain and suffering of their loved one if they did not pass immediately.