The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcycle accidents account for approximately 14% of all fatal auto accidents every year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that motorcyclists are 29x more likely than the occupants of passenger cars to die in crashes. And both of these are despite the fact that motorcycles make up only a very small percentage of total vehicles on the road.
When you lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have cause to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for end of life expense, projected lost income, and many other economic and noneconomic damages. Wrongful death claims can help provide security for families reeling from the uncertainty caused by the untimely loss of a loved one – and help bring justice to those responsible for their passing.
We can Help
At Kirtland & Packard, our experienced South Bay motorcycle accident lawyers know how to investigate crashes to identify all possible causes. A majority of motorcycle accidents are actually caused by the drivers of larger vehicles – typically through inattention or visibility issues. The responsible party in these cases may not always face criminal charges, but their negligence can entitle surviving family members to compensation.
A wrongful death claim is not a criminal proceeding, but neither is it reliant on criminal charges to be successful. If you suspect you have cause to file suit, we welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your loved one’s death, your legal options, and the best way to protect your family.
To schedule a free consultation at our Redondo Beach office, please contact Kirtland & Packard, LLP today. Our wrongful death attorneys serve families living in Torrance, South Bay, and throughout the state of California.