Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Austin

The devastation of losing a loved one to a motorcycle accident has wide-ranging effects, including loss of income, unexpected financial burdens, and overwhelming grief. Sadly, fatal motorcycle crashes happen all too frequently.

When careless drivers cause fatal motorcycle accidents in Austin that cause you to lose a family member, you can seek compensation through the wrongful death claims process. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney from our firm can guide you through this process, evaluate your case, and help you seek justice.

Statute of Limitations After a Fatal Motorcycle Collision

The surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim in Austin following a fatal motorcycle accident.  Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 establishes a two-year time limit on filing a suit and seeking compensation. Two years is a relatively short time, and evidence and witnesses can vanish or become unreliable even faster. An experienced attorney can ensure you do not miss your window for filing a claim.

Your lawyer can establish fault in the aftermath of a fatal motorbike accident, put a value on your claim, and determine where compensation will come from. Establishing liability involves investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident, gathering evidence, and analyzing applicable laws to determine who is financially responsible for the tragedy.

To determine fault, your lawyer will seek to establish the responsible party had a duty of care towards the victim, breached that responsibility through negligent actions, and that the breach directly caused the accident and subsequent death.

Compensation After Losing a Loved One In a Motorcycle Accident

After a fatal motorbike accident, Austin families may be eligible to pursue various types of compensation to help ease the financial burdens the tragedy has produced. Once authorities have identified the liable person, the path toward recovering compensation becomes clearer.

Some common types of compensation available include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of income and future earnings of the deceased
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental anguish

Though no amount of money can bring back a loved one, securing comprehensive compensation can help a family rebuild their lives after a devastating loss.

The Services an Attorney Can Provide After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

An experienced Austin lawyer can assist families in navigating the claims process after losing a loved one in a fatal motorcycle collision. These services include:

  • Guiding you through the legal options available
  • Determining all sources of liability and resources available to compensate your claim
  • Valuing the claim properly
  • Communicating with the liable party’s insurer
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Taking the claim to court

Our firm works on a contingent fee basis to ensure help is accessible to all who need it. A person does not have to pay until they reach a successful outcome and recover compensation on their behalf.

Contact an Attorney for Help After Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Austin

The Felix Gonzalez Law Firm has over 22 years of experience and can help you recover the compensation you need when someone else’s negligence causes the death of a loved one. Our legal team understands how lonely and overwhelming loss can be after fatal motorcycle accidents in Austin, and we will stand by your side and fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free case evaluation with a compassionate lawyer, call now.

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