Wrongful Death Suits after a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
After you have lost a loved one who was killed in a motorcycle accident, you may feel lost. You may not know what to do next. Every day, many motorcyclists and motorists share the same roads around the greater Chicago area with thousands of drivers. Many responsible people abide by local and state laws to ensure public safety on the road. However, fatal accidents do occur. For example, on July 1, 2018, Lonie Krzywda, 57, of Des Plaines, was involved in the crash near Route 53 and Thorndale Avenue. She was taken to Lutheran General Hospital where she died from complications from injuries sustained in the crash.
During the summer months, many young and older adults residing in the greater Chicago area proudly ride their motorcycles in the roads around the city. However, many motorists driving cars and trucks apparently do not respect motorcyclists on the roads. Although motorcyclists have many safety tips and their own licensing, fatal accidents do occur often.
In many cases, a fatal motorcycle accident results from the negligence of another motorist. Although a fact based determination, if negligence played a role in the fatal motorcycle accident, you may have a civil action against the driver. These accidents can involve a car or a truck. Unfortunately, some motorcyclists, like Ms. Krzywda, have lost their lives in accidents due to an accident with a car.
Types of Compensation for Wrongful Death
The plaintiffs in motorcycle accident wrongful death claims can obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses that accumulated prior to death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income
- Loss of support
- Benefit Loss
- Other monetary losses suffered as a result of the victim’s wrongful death
- Non-monetary damages, including loss of companionship and affection
How to Find an Attorney After a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Filing a lawsuit requires the assistance of a competent wrongful death suit attorney who specializes in:
- Handling many complex cases in the Chicago area.
- Helping you make sense of the untimely death of your loved one.
- Explaining all of your options in order to receive compensation.
- Mounting the strongest case possible on your behalf.
- Bringing justice to the person who caused the tragic loss due to his or her misconduct or negligence.
- Assisting you in receiving monetary damages to which you are entitled.
Consult with an experienced attorney who understands the laws pertaining to your case: the fatal motorcycle accident involving your loved one or friend.
If you or a loved one has been injured and need help with an insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf.
Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.