A 21-year-old New York man died in the hospital after he was taken there for injures that he incurred on his motorcycle. The man was reportedly driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into a Volkswagen Beetle, driven by a 19-year-old man.
The driver of the Beetle was reportedly driving south and failed to yield the right of way as he was making a left turn. The man on the motorcycle was thrown from his bike, suffering severe injuries. The driver of the Beetle suffered from minor injuries and was treated for them on the scene. In car accidents such as these, it is not uncommon for people to file wrongful death lawsuits.
The surviving family members of the deceased motorcyclist could possibly file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the Beetle. Wrongful death lawsuits allow survivors of lost loved ones to collect monetary compensation for the death of their loved ones. Such lawsuits help them pay for funeral expenses and hospital bills and help their financial situation in general after the death of their family member. Wrongful death lawsuits are based on the grounds that the death would not have occurred it not been for the negligence of the other parties involved.
Wrongful death lawyers may be able to assist people seeking compensation for the death of their loved ones compile the evidence that they need to prove their claims in court. Judges might find defendants only partially at fault in some accidents and award compensation based on the percentage at fault they find them. Wrongful death lawyers may be able to convince a judge that the defendant was wholly at fault for the deceased person’s death, securing the maximum amount of compensation for the claimants.
Source: The-Leader.com, “Cameron man killed in motorcycle-car accident“, May 19, 2013