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Motorcycle Accidents Often Result in Severe or Fatal Injuries

The death of a loved one is always a devastating experience. However, when someone’s life is suddenly lost because of a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s careless or reckless behavior, families may feel even more helpless. When a fatal motorcycle accident is caused by negligence, a representative of the victim’s estate can pursue legal remedies to assist with the financial impact that they face.

Although no amount of compensation is going to make a family whole, those responsible for causing another person’s death should still be held accountable for their actions. Marc S. Albert offers compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation to people who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. With over two decades of experience, he has assisted clients throughout New York City and on Long Island in all types of injury and wrongful death claims. If someone in your family has died in a motorcycle crash, contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to find out more about how we can help.

Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

Due to a motorcycle’s lack of protection, there is a greater likelihood that riders will suffer fatal injuries when involved in a collision compared to a car accident. These crashes are often caused by another motorist’s negligent actions and failure to appropriately share the road with bikers. Drivers who are texting while driving, intoxicated, speeding, or trying to change lanes without properly looking are common contributors to motorcycle accidents. If another party’s actions rise to the legal level of negligence in causing a fatal motorcycle accident, legal action on a victim’s behalf can be pursued by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Liability for Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

In New York, wrongful death claims can only be brought by the “personal representative” appointed to oversee a victim’s estate. Although relatives themselves may not bring such an action, unless one is acting as the personal representative, wrongful death cases can recover damages suffered on behalf of a victim’s heirs or beneficiaries, in addition to the victim’s own losses. Wrongful death claims are based on establishing a defendant’s negligence in causing a victim’s death. Negligence is shown when a defendant’s actions constitute a breach of his or her duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, which caused the victim’s death and resulted in damages to the victim’s estate and their loved ones.

Damages available in successful wrongful death cases include the costs of a victim’s funeral and burial arrangements, medical or other health expenses incurred as a result of a victim’s fatal injuries, loss of wages or benefits, loss of support and services, and loss of parental nurturing, care, and guidance for surviving children. In New York, the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of a victim’s death.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

Marc S. Albert is committed to making sure that distracted drivers and others responsible for causing a fatal motorcycle accident are held legally liable. In the aftermath of these accidents, legal action may be the furthest thing from a family’s mind as they deal with their grief. Marc S. Albert carries the legal burden for these families and a victim’s estate during such a trying time. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert assists clients throughout New York City and on Long Island from offices in Astoria, Brooklyn, and Syosset. Contact our office today online or at 855-252-3788 to speak with Marc Albert and learn more about your legal options.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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If you have been in a Motorcycle Accidents. You should speak to local personal injury attorney with significant experience dealing with Motorcycle Accidents. We work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.

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