When A Loved One Has Died In A Motorcycle Accident, Consider Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

It is never easy when a loved one is killed, and it can be a tremendously difficult time for the family that's left behind. Unfortunately, following a fatal motorcycle accident, grieving families often face severe financial burdens, including hospital and medical bills, funeral expenses and more. If the deceased victim was the breadwinner of the family, this situation can be made even more difficult.

At Lipton Law, our wrongful death attorneys have dedicated our practice to helping injured victims and the family members of those killed in accidents involving negligence. For many years, we have been helping people through the difficult task of filing wrongful death claims after fatal accidents. We can help you understand your legal rights after the death of a loved one, as well as advise you on the best course of action based upon the specifics of your circumstances.

Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In Michigan, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed on behalf of a victim's spouse, child, parents or grandparents. Such a lawsuit may seek compensation for several types of damages, including:

  • Funeral costs
  • Hospital bills and related medical expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of other income and benefits such as pension benefits
  • Loss of projected wages, which would have supported the victim's family
  • Pain and suffering or mental anguish of the victim's family
  • Pain and suffering of the victim

The type and amount of damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit in Michigan depend on many factors, which is why it is critical that families have a skilled lawyer working on their behalf after a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident due to negligence. While no amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, such compensation can help cover accident-related expenses as well as provide for your family both now and in the future.

The Compassionate Representation You Need

Most motorcycle accidents result from other motorists on the road failing to notice a motorcyclist. While it is mandatory that all motorcyclists in Michigan wear a helmet, in many severe accidents, a helmet offers little protection against a 3,000-pound motor vehicle. Unfortunately, thousands of motorcyclists lose their lives in motorcycle accidents every year due to the negligence or wrongful actions of a motorist.

At Lipton Law, we can help you determine how the person responsible for your loss can be held accountable. Call our Southfield office today at 248-557-1688 or contact us online, to receive the compassionate, caring legal assistance your family needs during this difficult time.