Most bikers will agree that there is an element of risk involved when riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are capable of high speeds and unlike most other vehicles there is no metal layer of protection in the event of an accident. Fatal motorcycle accident claims are, therefore, sadly, not uncommon.
Claiming for a fatal motorcycle accident
Losing a loved one is extremely difficult; coupled with the emotion of the loss are the practicalities left behind. Perhaps the sole provider of child care or finances was the victim of the accident. Compensation amounts reflect the loss of these future provisions, with often high sums being received.
In cases of fatal motorcycle accident claims, there are 3 main parties who can make a claim for compensation if the accident was not the fault of the person who died. If you are a dependent of the deceased, a close relative or acting on behalf of the deceased’s estate then this is your legal right. You may be a spouse; a parent; a civil partner; a child; a brother; a sister; an aunt or uncle. The settlement fee will reflect the deceased’s income and how many people were reliant on that income. Funeral expenses will also be considered.
In addition, if there was a level of pain and suffering before a relative passed away then in some instances you can claim for this as well as any medical care that was paid for by you or the person who died.
In some circumstances, it is possible that a spouse, child or mother of a child under 18 can receive Bereavement Damages of £11,800 (fixed sum).
Fatal motorcycle accident claims are very distressing for the family of a biker or passenger who has died because of the negligence of a third party. Motorcycle Injury Lawyers will be able to remove some of the trauma by putting your claim in hands of its fatal accident legal team.
We operate a *no win no fee policy for our clients which means that if you are successful in your claim you will receive 100% of the compensation. Please contact us by filling in our online form or calling us on 0800 808 9733.
Jefferies Solicitors t/as Motorcycle Injury Lawyers accepts no responsibility for the validity of the information contained in this article.