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Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys: We’re on Your Side

Each year, it seems that increasing numbers of motorcyclists are killed on North Carolina roads. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit to try and hold the reckless party responsible for the tragedy they’ve caused.

You may have many questions: Do I have a case? What do I do next? Am I owed compensation to help with mounting bills? To get clarity on your case with no obligation, call us at 1-866-900-7078. We can help and we will evaluate your case for free.

Recovering Financially From Your Loved One’s Death

Families do not deserve to be financially ruined because of someone else’s negligence. If your motorcycle accident wrongful death lawsuit is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of future income (that the deceased would have potentially earned)
  • Medical expenses as a result of the crash
  • Loss of benefits, such as health benefits and retirement income
  • Other financial losses

There may also be non-monetary damages, such as the loss of:

  • services
  • care
  • protection
  • guidance
  • companionship & affection

Life can become difficult when someone who may be the only breadwinner in the family has suddenly died, particularly due to someone else’s negligence. Was the at-fault person texting and driving? Making an unsafe left turn? Whatever the source of their negligence, the at-fault party should bear the financial burden of making you whole after causing a tragic fatality.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim After a Motorcycle Wreck in North Carolina?

It is usually the administrator or executor of the victim’s estate who brings the wrongful death action. The goal of the lawsuit is to show that the defendant was careless, reckless, or negligent in causing the victim’s death. The defendant may be the other driver or it may be the company responsible for the defective product or part that caused the fatality.

Tip: You only have a limited amount of time to pursue a wrongful death case…and the longer you wait, the more difficult it can become.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and What Does It Do?

When the government seeks justice against an individual, it is a criminal proceeding. Was the other party driving under the influence, for example? They likely have been or will be punished criminally. For criminal cases, the punishment can be financial, such as a fine, or it could be physical, such as sending an offender to prison.

Private individuals, like surviving family members, have the right to pursue financial compensation for their harms and losses in a civil proceeding like a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to restore the wronged person or people – in this case, the family members left behind — back to the financial state they would have been in if their loved one had never died.

How a North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer May Be Able to Help

An experienced attorney can help you and your family by:

  • Investigating the incident that led to your loved one’s passing
  • Identifying the ways your family may have been impacted
  • Gathering medical documentation and other information
  • If necessary, assisting you with preparing the estate of your loved one
  • Preparing and filing a wrongful death claim on your behalf if needed
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and any other parties on your behalf
  • Taking your case to court if needed

What Does a North Carolina Motorcycle Wrongful Death Lawyer Cost?

Money may already be tight right now — you shouldn’t have to pay to pursue everything you may be entitled to under the law. Our contingency fee arrangement means you don’t pay an attorney’s fee unless you get compensation.2 It eliminates finances as a barrier to seeking the compensation you may deserve.

You’ll sleep better at night knowing you and your James Scott Farrin attorney are aligned in trying to get maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Demand Justice With the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

As a formidable personal injury firm with deep resources and an award-winning team, we can take the fight to those who’ve wronged you and your family. In the aftermath of tragedy, we can help you seek a measure of justice. We can also shield you from the insurance companies, some of which have been known to bully grieving families into premature settlements.

Our attorneys are skilled at determining motorcycle accident liability and work to try and build the strongest case possible. Several of our advocates were formerly defense attorneys for the insurance industry, so they have seen the law from both sides.

Does it Matter if the Firm I Hire has a Dedicated Team of Trial Attorneys?

Myth: A strong litigation department won’t have any impact on negotiations with the insurance company.

Fact: Settlement negotiations where litigation is a viable option may look different. Negotiators backed by a strong trial department are the velvet glove over an iron fist.

Contact us online at 1-866-900-7078. Get your case evaluated for free.

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