Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders are vulnerable road-users. While the drivers of passenger vehicles can rely on built-in safety features in the event of a crash, motorcycle riders have only wearable protective gear to keep them safe during a collision. As a result, motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of a motorist often have fatal consequences. If you lost a close relative in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact our Toronto wrongful death lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
Usually, people on motorcycles tend to have very serious injuries and are left with permanent functional limitations. People in cars tend to have more safety equipment available to them which may reduce the severity of the impairment, depending on the nature of the collision.
A motorcycle accident is not necessarily different than a car, a truck, or an SUV collision. The principle is that it may have more common consequences because a person on a motorcycle has less protection, whether it is seatbelts or airbags. However, the liability facts will be the same.
The survivors can bring an accident benefits claim and they can get things like the funeral expenses and a death benefit. They may be entitled to the grief counseling; if the person who passed away did not die immediately at the scene and survived for a period of time, they may have access to other benefits for attending care or income replacement benefits, honorary benefits, or caregiver benefits, it just depends on the context of the person who was injured and how long they survived.
An individual could also bring the lawsuit against the at-fault driver for the survivors seeking a variety of compensation including; the loss of care, guidance, and companionship; a loss of an interdependent relationship; and any out-of-pocket nursing or incurred expenses that were sustained along the way.
Contact Our Toronto Wrongful Death Lawyers
Most motorcycle riders operate their vehicles with an abundance of caution and attentiveness. Accidents caused by negligent motorists can have fatal consequences, tearing families apart, and causing unsuspecting motorcycle riders to lose their lives in violent, preventable collisions. If someone else’s negligence caused a motorcycle accident in which your relative was wrongfully killed, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation with our Toronto wrongful death lawyers.