Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Beaufort

Often, in motorcycle versus a car accident case, more catastrophic injuries occur to the person on the motorcycle. The circumstance in which a motorcycle accident could become a wrongful death case is if the individual on the motorcycle was killed as a result of the wreck or as a result of the injury suffered at the crash.

Most fatal motorcycle accidents in Beaufort occurs when somebody making left turn in front of a motorcycle, and as a result of that crash, the individual on the motorcycle dies, which gives rise to a wrongful death action. It is hard to evade that type of accident. Other examples are somebody pulling out from a side street or running a red light and broadsiding someone on a motorcycle. Following a fatal motorbike collision, it is best to retain the services of a compassionate wrongful death attorney at Schiller & Hamilton.

Understanding Fatal Motorbike Collisions

In a wrongful death case due to motorcycle accidents, the plaintiff is usually the estate of the person who was killed in the motorcycle wreck. A fatal motorcycle accident case is similar to two-party car accident cases. It is usually another vehicle causing the accident. The other vehicle is negligent, not obeying the traffic rules, and making either a left turn or pulling out in front of a motorcycle.

The difficulty for most drivers in automobiles is that it is hard for them to judge both the speed and the distance of a person on a motorcycle. Often, when the driver first sees the motorcycle, they are not able to judge the speed or the distance of the motorcycle because they are so used to seeing two headlights or a larger vehicle coming in their direction. They could judge that a little better because they are used to it. With a motorcycle pulling out in front, the driver is not used to seeing a motorcycle so it is hard for them to judge the distance. That is typically what happens in motorcycle wrecks.

Motorcycle Manufacturers Required Safety Checks

The safety measures that motorcycle manufacturers are required to check before declaring that a bike is safe to ride are that all the safety equipment on the bike is working, including the brakes, headlights, and clutch. The safety measures ensure that the bike is running properly. Typically, the front and back brakes need to be working properly, the daytime running lights and all turntables need to be functioning properly.

Types of Recoverable Damages

There are two damages that could be sought by the survivors of an individual who was in a fatal motorcycle accident:  the wrongful death and the survival benefits.

The wrongful death damages refer to the losses that are suffered by the individuals who have lost their loved ones. It is financial support, love, and affection.

The survival action are the damages that the individual who is deceased suffered. It could be conscious pain and suffering, medical expenses, and funeral expenses. The state brings both actions for those damages. A skilled lawyer could help explain the types of damages available for families following a fatal motorcycle accident in Beaufort.

Let a Wrongful Death Attorney Help

The unexpected death of a loved one is always devasting to a family. Many are left unsure of what to do. Fortunately, a wrongful death attorney could help. Schedule a consultation to learn about the nuances of cases involving fatal motorcycle accidents in Beaufort. Call Schiller & Hamilton today to discuss your rights and legal options.

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