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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents May Result in Serious Financial Troubles for Surviving Family

Motorcycle AccidentsStatistics indicate that approximately 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes lead to the fatality of the rider. Alarming as this sounds, it is not the only concern in fatal motorcycle crashes; entire families are often left without a contributing income, which may make them vulnerable to serious financial troubles. Add in the cost of any final expenses, medical bills, and burial costs, and that same family may experience complete financial devastation. Thankfully, there may be a way for them to recover. The following explains.

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim

Families that lose a loved one in a motorcycle crash may be entitled to compensation for a wrongful death. They may also be eligible for compensation to cover other losses, such as:

  • Burial expenses,
  • Medical expenses,
  • Loss of companionship (for spouses),
  • Loss of an income,
  • Loss of a parent, and
  • Pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, pursuing such a claim can be further traumatizing for a family that has lost far too much already. It can also be a complex process, which may only heighten the pain and grief that the family is feeling after such a significant loss. For these reasons, as well as others (i.e. investigation of the crash, legal protection of the family’s rights, etc.), it is highly recommended that families seek assistance from a skilled personal injury lawyer.

Finding the Right Attorney for Your Case

Families who wish to hire an attorney for their wrongful death case may be immediately overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. Rest assured that it is possible to find an attorney that works well for your situation. Start with consultations, which are generally free, and consider the following points during your meeting:

  • Do you feel comfortable?
  • Does the attorney answer your questions in terms you can understand?
  • Does the attorney spend more time talking than you, or do they spend more time listening?
  • Does the attorney make eye contact?
  • Is the attorney personable?
  • Does the attorney seem empathetic to your situation?
  • What type of experience do they have (litigation or negotiation)?
  • Are you more interested in settling quickly, or do you need the most compensation possible?
  • Do you feel that the attorney can meet your needs?
Contact Our San Jose Wrongful Death Lawyers

At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, we understand the pain and suffering your family has experienced, and we will strive to ensure your unique needs are addressed. Compassionate and experienced, our San Jose wrongful death lawyers will always protect your interests. Get assistance with your claim by scheduling a free initial consultation. Call (408) 289-1417 today.

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