When a motorcyclist is killed in a wrongful death collision due to another driver’s negligence, the biker’s family is left in a wake of pain, suffering and grief. The family may begin the process of locating a will to start the process of initiating a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family. If there is no will, a probate estate may be opened up and a Personal Representative must be appointed to act on behalf of the deceased claimant. The Personal Representative has the legal power to probate the estate, sue, hire an attorney and settle the wrongful death case.
What are some of the recoverable damages for the decedent’s loved ones?
- Any unpaid hospital bills caused by the wreck
- The loss of comfort and companionship of the beloved family member
- Pain and suffering damages
- Financial support from lost income
Wrongful death cases can be very complex. If your loved one has been killed in a motorcycle wreck, please call the attorneys at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.