Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death
Choose an attorney who understands what North Carolina families go through
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, our hearts are with you.
We remain here for you to help try to ease some of the financial burdens you may bear as a result of your loved one’s motorcycle crash. Having represented motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones for more than 20 years, we know some of the hardships you are currently facing and may potentially face in the future. We understand how difficult life can become when someone who may be the only breadwinner in the family is suddenly gone, particularly due to someone else's negligence.
Unsafe biker is an unfair label
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we have attorneys and other staff who are motorcycle enthusiasts. We believe that some motorcyclists are among the safest drivers on North Carolina’s roads.
Unfortunately, we also know that some insurance companies, and even some juries, can often be very unfair in their assumptions of motorcyclists as “unsafe,” at fault, or partially at fault.
Not only is that an unfair assumption, it is untrue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
“When motorcycles and other vehicles collide, it is usually the other (non-motorcycle) driver who violates the motorcyclist’s right-of-way.”
Let us try to disprove contributory negligence
Some insurance companies may try to take advantage of this unfair prejudice to get you to settle quickly – for much less than you may be owed. They know you don’t want to go to court and face an unsympathetic jury on top of everything else you are going through. Since North Carolina is one of a handful of states that allows the defense of contributory negligence, insurance companies may even wrongfully deny your claim with the argument that your loved one was partially at fault – even just 1% at fault. In North Carolina, that can be all it takes to legally deny your claim and pay you nothing.
We consider this unfavorable bias when we prepare a case for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a motorcycle.
How a motorcycle accident wrongful death lawyer may be able to help
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we fight hard for our clients who are pursuing a wrongful death claim. Our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers stand firm on the compassionate principle that families do not deserve to be financially ruined because of someone else’s negligence. Was the at-fault driver driving under the influence or texting and driving, or making an unsafe left turn, among other potentially negligent factors?
Compensation for wrongful death
Our attorneys are skilled at determining motorcycle accident liability and work to try and build the strongest case possible. We will fight hard to try to prove the other driver’s negligence in your loved one’s motorcycle wrongful death claim.
If we are successful, you can potentially obtain compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income the decedent would have potentially earned
- Loss of support
- Medical expenses as a result of the crash
- Loss of benefits, such as health benefits and retirement income
- Other financial losses
- Non-monetary damages, such as the loss of services, care, protection, guidance, and companionship and affection
Get a free case evaluation from NC wrongful death lawyers
You have enough to deal with right now. Let us take some of your burden and fight for what you may be potentially owed. Contact us online today for a free case evaluation or call 1-866-900-7078.
Not only is your case evaluation free, but our contingency fee arrangement is set up to ensure that you don’t owe us an attorney’s fee if we are not able to get you compensation for your loss.