Have you lost a loved one in a Dallas-area motorcycle accident?
If you’ve lost a spouse, parent or child in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, call us at 1-877-405-4313 and let our experienced attorney help you seek the justice your family deserves.
We understand the emotional pain and helplessness you’re likely feeling right now. Losing a loved one is never easy to cope with, and during this emotionally trying time, you’re likely faced with many additional responsibilities which require your immediate attention. Not only must you begin preparing for final arrangements, you’re likely tasked with handling the decedent’s estate, tending to their financial affairs, and dealing with various insurance matters.
If another driver caused your loved one’s death, it may be months before the official investigation is complete. While it is up to police whether or not the at-fault driver is criminally charged for their actions or negligence, understand that the victim’s family does have the option of pursuing a civil claim (lawsuit) against those responsible.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim.
When a fatal motorcycle accident occurs as the result of another party’s negligence, the victim’s family has the right to seek compensation for their resulting losses by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. This type of claim aims to compensate the family member(s) for the amount of money the deceased would have earned and contributed to the family, if not for their untimely death. After all, why should a family be further victimized by the financial consequences of someone else’s negligence?
Our Dallas accident attorneys have considerable experience with these types of cases, and we help people like you on a daily basis. Unlike some other law firms in Dallas, Rasansky Law Firm only represents personal injury victims and the families of those wrongfully killed. Our job is to handle your claim from beginning to end, and fight for every penny your family deserves.
We never ask that you pay us anything out of pocket, as we know you’re in no position to risk your financial security at a time like this. Instead, you simply hire us with your signature. We’ll begin working on your case right away, and the only way our firm recovers a fee is if we actually put money in your pocket through an out-of-court settlement or jury award.
We take this responsibility seriously, and are more than happy to discuss your situation and how we may be able to help when you call us at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation.
Motorcycle accident facts, myths & realities.
Unfortunately, due to the general public’s preconceived notions about “reckless” motorcycle riders, you’re already put at a disadvantage from the get-go. Insurance companies will often attempt to place all or a portion of blame on the motorcyclist, even when the facts seem plain as day. They know that if your case makes it in front of a jury, the burden will be on your attorney to dispel these false perceptions.
What most people don’t realize is that in motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle is actually at-fault in the majority of cases. This is not an opinion, but is supported by statistics. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), showed that in accidents involving motorcycles and cars, the motorcyclist was either not at fault or shouldered less responsibility than the other driver in 80 percent of cases.
One study revealed that in 35-42 percent of fatal car-vs-motorcycle collisions, the passenger car was making a left hand turn while the motorcyclist was traveling straight in his own lane (or passing another vehicle in a lawful manner). This tends to occur most-frequently at intersections where cars are permitted to make unprotected left turns across opposing lanes of traffic. Some of the other most-common motorcycle accident scenarios are as follows:
- A driver hits a motorcyclist while he is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- A driver hits a motorcyclist due to the driver becoming distracted or falling asleep at the wheel.
- A driver hits a motorcyclist while making an unsafe lane change.
- A motorcycle and car collide because the car is speeding, running a red light or stop sign, or otherwise disobeying the rules of the road.
If your loved one has been involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, our firm can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled under Texas’ wrongful death laws. For a free consultation, fill out the contact form on this page or call our office at 1-877-405-4313 (phones answered 24/7).
Speak With a Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.