While some Texas laws, such as no texting and driving, have made the roads safer, many motorcyclists continue to pay the ultimate price due to other people’s reckless or negligent behavior.
What to Do After Losing a Loved One
Because motorcycle accidents are different, you should immediately consult with an attorney who is experienced with motorcycles AND wrongful death claims. While nothing is more painful than losing a loved one, you should never navigate a wrongful death claim without an experienced attorney helping to protect your rights. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will work tirelessly to hold the responsible individual, company, or governmental agency accountable for their reckless or negligent conduct.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
Texas law allows parents, children (biological and adopted), and the surviving spouse to bring a wrongful death claim. Generally, these claims must be settled or a lawsuit filed before 2 years from the date of the accident. This true for most negligence-based injuries or deaths caused regardless of whether it was caused by an 18 wheeler accident, truck accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, boat accident, plane accident, and medical malpractice. The legal system is complex so you need an experienced attorney to help protect your rights and recover the full amount of your damages.
Wrongful Death Damages
Texas law allows wrongful death victims to recover damages such as loss of financial support, loss of inheritance, loss of income and financial support, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Determining the amount of damage is complicated. As such, contact an experienced wrongful death attorney for expert guidance.
A claim can also be made by the estate of the deceased for recovery of the burial or funeral expenses, medical bills, and the pain and suffering the deceased suffer before passing.