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The Legal Aspect of this Fatal Motorcycle AccidentBased on the details of the accident, there is a clear cause of the fatal collision. The motorcyclist controlling the motorcycle traveling northbound negligently tried to pass another vehicle, entering oncoming traffic and colliding head-on into the motorcycle traveling southbound. The speed of the motorcycle traveling northbound has been established as a factor in the end-result of the collision. Considering these details, it is safe to assume that the collision would not have occurred if the motorcyclist traveling northbound had riding within safely. Whether the motorcyclist failed to see the other motorcycle or simply thought he would be back on the right side of traffic in time, it is clear that the negligence of the motorcyclist traveling northbound caused the accident. What does this mean? Because the accident was caused by the negligent actions of a party, the victim’s surviving family members – the passenger of the motorcyclist that caused the accident and the motorcyclist/passenger of the other motorcycle – could all take legal action. Can you really pursue a claim? Do you have the right to file a claim against the party that caused the accident, even if the party is also deceased? If you have any questions about the right to pursue a personal injury claim (or a wrongful death claim) after a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling personal injury claims and representing victims of motorcycle accidents. Whether the motorcycle accident that affected you and your family resulted in injuries or fatalities, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our knowledgeable attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the liable parties.
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Your Right to Pursue a ClaimWithout a doubt, you likely have grounds to file a claim. However, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of your right to pursue your claim. In general, claims are based on negligence. To reach a successful claim outcome, claimants will need to prove that the accident was caused by negligence. Negligence consists of four elements – duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. Motorcyclists owe all parties on the road a specific duty of care. They must ride their motorcycle safely and cautiously (following all traffic rules) to ensure that they do not cause an accident. This duty of care is owed towards auto drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorcyclists. When motorcyclists breach their duty of care towards others by driving recklessly, disregarding traffic laws, and simply disregarding the safety of others, they are breaching their duty of care. This could cause an accident, which could lead to injuries and even death. When the injuries or deaths caused by the accident are directly associated with a breach of duty, the victim or the victim’s surviving family members will have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim and fight for your right to recover compensation.
Could You Recover Compensation?If you and members of your family were affected by a motorcycle accident, similar to the one discussed above, you might have grounds to recover monetary compensation. The compensation available for recovery will always depend on the specific details of your claim. In general, claimants could be eligible to receive compensation for all or some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earning
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages