The National Highway Safety Administration reports that each year over 5,000 motorcyclists die in crashes in the U.S. which is 15 percent of all motor vehicle deaths and that motorcycles make up only 5 percent of all registered vehicles.
At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we understand how tough it is to lose a loved one from a motorcycle that was due to someone else’s negligence, and we are committed to helping the survivors get the compensation and justice under the law.
Causes of Motorcycle Deaths
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that even though motorcycles deaths range from 10 to 15 percent of all vehicle crash deaths, motorcycle crashes are only 2 percent of all accidents.
There are many reasons why there are so many motorcycle crashes and fatalities. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have experience helping victims of motorcycle crashes and their families should the victim succumb to their injuries.
We know that when someone else causes an accident that takes a loved one, those left behind are feeling the loss of someone they care about and are suffering emotionally and sometimes physically. Accidents happen for many reasons, and the cause of the accident is important to how a claim is made. Some of the common causes of fatal motorcycle crashes are:
- Motorists Don’t See Motorcycle
- Lack of Protection by Motorcycle
- Being Ejected from Bike
- Head Injury with or without Helmet
- Impaired Motorist
- Distracted Driver
- Sleepy Driver
- Speeding/ Aggressive Driving
Compensation for Motorcycle Death Accidents
If your loved one died in a motorcycle crash, you and other close family members can file a wrongful death claim against the person who caused the accident. In making the claim, they can ask for certain types of losses and damages allowed by the law.
Usually, this is paid for by the at-fault driver’s insurance company, but sometimes there isn’t enough because of the limits on the policy. If this happens, your attorney can look to see if there are other sources of funds available to pay you and your family the compensation they deserve.
Some of the more common types of damages allowed by law are:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of Support
- Loss of Care and Companionship
- Loss of Consortium (spouse)
- Mental Anguish and Pain
- Property damage
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.