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Motorcycle Collision Wrongful Death

Tens of thousands of motorcycle fatalities occur every year in the U.S. Many of these fatal accidents were caused by the negligence of other drivers and could have been avoided. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash that was someone else’s fault, you may have a wrongful death claim. Contact Brodhead Law, LLC today to consult with a motorcycle collision wrongful death attorney.

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  • Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is never a fee unless we win. This policy allows surviving family members of wrongful death victims the experienced counsel needed to achieve justice.
  • We prepare our cases thoroughly, using sophisticated strategies to recover the maximum compensation available under the law.
  • We have more than two decades of experience, fighting for accident victims and recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

What Is Motorcycle Collision Wrongful Death?

Motorcycle accident wrongful death occurs when a rider is killed in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Certain family members of the deceased motorcyclist are entitled to file a civil claim for damages against the party or parties responsible for the wrongful death. This provides a legal means to seek justice for the deceased loved one, hold the responsible party(ies) accountable, and pursue compensation for the family.

Motorcyclist Fatality Statistics

As stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes in recent year – more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths two decades ago
  • 62% of these deaths occurred in multiple-vehicle collisions, while 38% occurred in single-vehicle crashes
  • Motorcycle fatalities accounted for 14% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths

Causes of Motorcycle Collision Wrongful Death

Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. Lacking the protection of an enclosed vehicle, riders are vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries in a crash. Fatal motorcycle accidents are often caused by the negligence of other drivers. Common causes of motorcycle collision wrongful death include:

  • Head-on collisions: In many crashes involving motorcycles and other vehicles, a car strikes the motorcycle from the front, head on.
  • Vehicles making left-hand turns: This type of driver error accounts for a large percentage of accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. A driver makes a left-hand turn at an intersection, directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.
  • Drivers making unsafe lane changes: Because of their smaller size, motorcycles are less visible than passenger cars, particularly when in a driver’s blind spot. A driver who changes lanes without first signaling adequately and performing a head check can cause a collision that proves to be fatal for a motorcyclist.
  • Drivers following too closely: Tailgating is dangerous under any circumstances, but it can be fatal when tailgating a motorcyclist. When a motorcycle is hit from behind by a much larger passenger vehicle, the force of the collision can propel the rider before hitting the roadway and suffering fatal injuries.

Contact Brodhead Law, LLC

If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim for compensation. Call Brodhead Law as soon as possible to consult with a motorcycle collision wrongful death attorney.