If your loved one was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident, you don’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. Rubenstein Law has helped thousands of motorcycle crash victims and their families. We understand the laws relevant to your case, and we have resources to help you move forward.
You have rights when a loved one dies in a fatal motorcycle crash. As a close family member or dependent, you have the following rights:
However, other parties may not be willing to respect these rights. The other party may refuse to accept responsibility or try to blame your loved one. Their insurance company could deny or delay your claim. They may also make you a lowball settlement that doesn’t respect the life of your loved one.
Let a fatal motorcycle accident attorney deal with these challenges for you. We can investigate and determine the cause and liable party.
There are many challenges that a lawyer can help you address in motorcycle wrongful death claims.
An insurance company’s primary goal is to minimize how much money they payout. However, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer understands what it takes to recover fair compensation. Our attorneys know how to deal with reluctant insurance companies and are skilled in negotiation.
Another challenge is proving liability. Since your loved one cannot testify about the crash, the liable party could lie about what happened. We will find out if anyone has access to dashcams and traffic cameras. We will then interview witnesses. Rubenstein Law collects the necessary evidence in a wrongful death motorcycle accident case to obtain the best possible outcome.
In Florida, you could receive compensation for surviving family members and your loved one’s estate.
Damages to the estate may include money for the following:
The family of a fatal motorcycle accident victim may be able to get compensation for the following:
It is most common to combine these costs into the value of your claim and make a settlement demand to the insurance company. Wrongful death settlements are generally higher than typical personal injury settlements because you have lost the life of your loved one.
Florida wrongful death laws limit who may recover compensation when a loved one dies. Only a personal representative, or “executor,” may file a wrongful death claim when someone dies. They may include a request for compensation for the estate as well as surviving family members.
When filing the claim, the personal representative must list all potential beneficiaries to notify the insurer, court, and involved parties.
There is a deadline for filing wrongful death cases in Florida, called a “statute of limitations.” That deadline is two years from the date of the person’s death. The courts will dismiss any claim or lawsuit filed after that date.
If your loved one was fatally injured in a motorcycle wreck, call the legal team at Rubenstein Law. We immediately begin putting our resources to work for you.
Most importantly, we will listen to you and make sure we know your goals. We will work to achieve those goals and recover as much compensation as possible to move forward with life.
Motorcycle wrongful death claims can be complex. You deserve time to grieve the loss of your loved one without the stress of filing insurance claims or wrongful death lawsuits.
Call an experienced, compassionate fatal motorcycle attorney at Rubenstein Law at 800-FL-Legal or use our online contact form for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 via online chat and answer your questions quickly.