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What to Do When a Family Member Dies in an NYC Motorcycle Accident

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What to Do When a Family Member Dies in a New York City Motorcycle Accident

Loss of Life of a Family Member in a New York Motorcycle Accident and the Aftermath

Losing a loved one in an NYC motorcycle accident is an extremely tragic and emotionally stressful situation for family members. A wrongful death case cannot make up for the loss of a parent, sibling, or child, but it can at least help the victim’s family get back on their feet financially and aid in the healing process. It really helps to have a compassionate and professional New York City attorney to help navigate the long and complicated process involving a wrongful death claim, so you and your family don’t have to deal with added stress on top of your emotional trauma. Call the fatal motorcycle accident attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York today at 202-500-1003 for a free initial consultation about your wrongful death motorcycle accident case.

Contact Proner & Proner online for a compassionate attorney who can help you get financial compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.

About Wrongful Death Cases and Next of Kin in Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in NYC

Thousands of Americans die every year in motorcycle accidents. The sad thing is that many of these accidents were easily avoidable: the fatal motorcycle accidents were caused by negligence and poor driving behaviors. When someone’s negligent behavior results in the death of a motorcyclist in New York City, it is absolutely devastating for family member and friends. Although no amount of money can make up for losing a loved one, next of kin often have the legal right to a civil action lawsuit to compensate financially for a deceased motorcyclist. It is important to note that, under NY law, “next of kin” typically includes only husbands, wives, children, parents, and siblings.

Types of Compensation for Wrongful Death in New York

Family members of motorcyclists involved in a fatal crash can sue for compensation for the following:

  • Accumulate medical costs prior to death.
  • Funeral and burial costs, including cremation.
  • Loss of future salary that could have been passed to the descendant.
  • Loss of emotional and financial support.
  • Loss of benefits such as medical and retirement.
  • Other losses that can be considered monetary and that were a direct result of the death.
  • Non-monetary damages such as loss of consortium, loneliness, pain and suffering, loss of parental support, lack of affection, difficulty sleeping and focusing on job, etc.

Statistics Involving Fatal New York City Motorcycle Accidents

In New York City, certain motorcycle accidents are more likely to occur than others. The New York State DMV has identified the leading causes of motorcycle accident fatalities to be:

  • Use of alcohol
  • Distracted or inattentive drivers
  • Speeding
  • Using lanes or passing improperly
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Failing to yield the right of way

Other motorcycle accident statistics for New York state indicate that between 2012 and 2014, there was an average of 141 deaths (mostly males and between the ages of 20 and 44), an average of 1,558 hospitalizations, and an average of 4,458 emergency room visits. These sobering statistics highlight the the reality that motorcycle accident injuries are a serious issue, especially in NYC where traffic congestion is higher.

Proner & Proner Legally Supports and Fights for Grieving Family Members of Motorcyclists Who Died from an Accident

Losing someone who is a part of your family is absolutely devastating. The mourning process, funeral proceeding, and other tragic events in the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident are extremely exhausting. Having to deal with complicated details of a motorcycle accident claim on top of everything else can be difficult and stressful. The NYC motorcycle accident attorneys of Proner & Proner put our clients first, and we can navigate the ins and outs of the legal process for you so that you can put your energy where you really need it. Call us at 212-500-1003 or contact us online to get a compassionate and dedicated New York litigator to handle your motorcycle accident wrongful death claim today.

Motorcycle Accident Verdicts & Settlements

We understand motorcyclists because we ride. And we understand that when things go wrong on a motorcycle, often it’s not the motorcyclist’s fault. Here are some of our successes in getting compensation for riders.

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