Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, especially in the state of Florida. They offer a great way to enjoy the scenery while getting from one place to another efficiently. For all of their benefits, however, motorcycles also pose severe dangers to their riders because of the lack of external protections. Unlike a car, which encases its occupants and provides some protection against accidents, a motorcycle leaves a rider exposed to a wide range of hazards. As a result, motorcycle crashes often lead to tragic losses of life. If you have lost someone you love as the result of this type of collision, you may be entitled to compensation. The Coral Springs motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron have assisted many grieving families with trying to hold accountable a careless driver whose actions caused a fatal crash.Seeking Compensation through a Wrongful Death Claim
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, you can potentially bring a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation for all of the losses and costs that arose from this tragic event. A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury case in that the plaintiff must prove that the defendant acted negligently. This usually means examining whether the defendant acted with the same ordinary skill and care that a reasonably prudent person would use in a parallel situation.
When it comes to handling a vehicle, drivers have a duty to pay attention to the presence of motorcycles and to yield the right of way to them when required by traffic rules. Also, in any instances in which a driver violates a traffic law, that individual likely has failed to meet the appropriate standard of care, since a reasonable person would not be expected to engage in such behavior.
According to Florida law, the surviving relatives of a victim are entitled to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. A group of plaintiffs can bring a claim, such as the deceased person’s surviving children and spouse. Potential damages fall into two types. The first category of damages provides compensation for any expenses associated with the victim’s passing, including medical expenses, ambulance charges, burial fees, and funeral costs. The second type of damages is based on the relationship between the victim and his or her loved ones. These damages may include compensation for the loss of the victim’s comfort, society, and support.Enlist an Injury Attorney in Coral Springs or Beyond
Losing your loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident is one of the most devastating and life-changing experiences that you may endure. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Coral Springs personal injury lawyers understand how difficult this time is for your family. We treat each of our clients with compassion and respect while providing them with diligent and aggressive representation. We represent injured individuals and their families in many Florida cities, including Tamarac, North Miami Beach, Fort Myers, Naples, and other communities throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at one of our three Florida locations: Broward County at (954) 247-4878, Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.