Fatal Motorbike Accident

June 20, 2018

The Impact of a Fatal Motorbike Accident

Fatal motorbike accidents can leave devastating consequences. Many deaths involving a road accident will result in the other party being charged with either death by careless driving or death by reckless driving. Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants.

As experienced compensation solicitors, we understand that the compensation is of little consequence immediately following the loss of a loved one as a result of a tragic fatal motorbike accident. Getting to the truth of how the fatal accident occurred and how the motorcyclist died is a priority. Once this has been established then the compensation for the claim becomes an important factor to ease the financial burden and to help the bereaved family to come to terms with the sudden and tragic loss. To make a motorbike accident compensation claim, the solicitors will have to prove “negligence” against the other party concerned.

A motorbike fatal accident can be complex and very demanding factually and in law, so specialist solicitors are required.

Who Can Claim on Behalf of the Deceased?

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal motorbike or bike accident, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf. Compensation is a possibility when the death has been brought about due to someone else’s dangerous or careless driving. There are several scenarios where you may be able to make a compensation claim. For example, you may be able to make a claim if you were financially dependent on the deceased, were an immediate relative or are representing the estate. We highly recommend that you speak to one of our solicitors to find out the full details on who is eligible. Compensation will help you come to terms with the fatal motorbike accident and help to cover any expenses such as medical fees and funeral costs.

What Is a Dependency Claim?

A dependent is classified as a person who relies on another person for financial support or other reasons, such as care. This often includes spouses and children. When a person has died following someone else’s negligent actions, then the dependents will suffer as a result. If this is the case, then a dependency claim can be made. Dependency claims are made on the basis that following the person’s death, the dependents no longer have access to financial support and others services that were essential to their day-to-day life.

Who Investigates the Motorbike Accident Claim?

First of all, it’s important to note that a compensation claim is separate to that of criminal proceedings and is not handled by the police. When you hire a solicitor, they will work to gather the facts of the case. The solicitors will investigate who was responsible for the accident and gather strong evidence showing the impact it has had on the claimant’s life. As part of their investigations, solicitors collate important documents and evidence including police reports, witness statements and medical reports. When they feel a strong case has been built, it will be brought to the attention of the other party who can accept or deny liability. If there are disagreements about who was liable for the accident or how much compensation should be awarded, the final decision will be made by a judge.

What Is a Coroner?

A coroner is an independent official who investigates deaths caused by unknown causes. In the case of a fatal motorbike accident, the coroner will reach a verdict on how the person died, including the injuries that led to the death. As part of their inquest, the coroner may rule that the death was unlawful. An inquest is one of the critical steps in determining how a person died and whether a compensation claim can be made. However, it’s important to note that coroners do not apportion blame to any individual. They are simply there to identify the cause of death, not who was responsible.

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If one of your family members or friends has passed away as a result of dangerous or careless driving, please contact our fatal road traffic accident solicitors for independent expert advice. As fatal injury solicitors, we are here to help support the family throughout this trying time. We will deal with all aspect of the compensation claim and of course, get to the truth of what happened.

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