Fatal Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
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There is nothing more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle on the road. With our helmets and gloves, we often feel untouchable soaring down Florida’s sunny roads. We often feel cool and adventurous as we operate on the road next to vehicles and trucks. While the feeling of being on a motorcycle is undeniably fulfilling, the experience of a fatal motorcycle accident is not. An injury lawyer is necessary to ensure that you recover damages and expenses for wrongful deaths and/or permanent bodily injuries.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents | Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycles are not as secure or visible as vehicles. Because there is no external force to shield motorcycle drivers when they crash or fall, people are often faced with heavier bodily injuries and damages that those caused by car accidents. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2013, the number of motorcycle deaths each year typically exceed 4,000.
With such high rates of fatal motorcycle accidents, the expertise of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is necessary to recover damages and wrongful death suits. At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our personal injury lawyers proudly provide legal counsel to the residents of Orlando, FL, and the surrounding communities, who have been involved in fatal motorcycle accidents.
Steps to Take After A Fatal Motorcycle Accident:
After a fatal motorcycle accident, the most urgent task is to call 911. Police officials and medical services need to be aware of the accident so that they may gather a team to assist you.
Meanwhile, photographs of the scene should be taken. Images of the motorcycle, cars involved in the accident, injuries, debris and damages are necessary for your motorcycle accident claim. You should also document what happened, being sure to account for specific details and exchange contact information with witnesses and the parties involved.
Lastly, you should contact an experienced accident lawyer. Legal representation is vital in fatal motorcycle accident cases.
Benefits of Legal Representation After A Motorcycle Accident
A personal injury attorney will prove to be extremely beneficial to your motorcycle accident case.
Fatal motorcycle accidents, as the name implies, often result in death. Wrongful death suits are much more difficult to prove and recover damages for, since the person who may have been operating the motorcycle is unable to advocate for himself/herself. Fatal motorcycle accidents are often the result of negligence, which has to be fully supported and justified in a court of law. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather and present a compelling claim, with statistical support, expert analysis, testimonies from witnesses and general evidence.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim filed against another person who is deemed responsible for negligence, professional negligence, or an intentional and willful attempt to cause harm. This person is considered at-fault for the wrongful death of the deceased operator of the motorcycle. Wrongful death lawsuits may cover funeral and burial costs, medical expenses of the deceased, and general pain and suffering of the surviving family members.
Per Florida law, representatives of the deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit on the behalf of the deceased member. Parents may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their children. Spouses may file wrongful death lawsuits as well. In order for wrongful death lawsuits to be successful, it must be proven that there was some standard and/or duty of care that was expected, but was willfully avoided.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our experienced auto and motorcycle accident attorneys are well-versed in Florida accident law and will do whatever it takes to get you the compensation that you deserve after losing a loved one to a fatal motorcycle accident. Contact our firm in Altamonte Springs, FL, today.