Each year, more than 100 people die in motorcycle accidents in Missouri. A number of these accidents are preventable. Quite a few of these accidents take place because of the wrongful conduct or negligence or another driver on the road.

If you have lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault, you may have the right to file for compensation for this loss. Wrongful death claims help you recover funds to cover funeral experiences and medical costs, as well as lost income and other losses you suffered.

The legal team at The Law Offices of Brian Timothy Meyer is dedicated to helping you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for a motorcycle accident.

Wrongful Death in Kansas City

According to Missouri law, family members of a deceased person are able to make a legal claim to receive compensation if the death was the fault of someone else.

Some of the people who are able to file these lawsuits include:

  • The widower or widow
  • Any dependent children
  • Other people who are next of kin, i.e. siblings or parents and that depended on the deceased for support

If the deceased individual had no eligible family members, their estate can take legal action to pay expenses related to the wrongful death situation.

Types of Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Cases

When a wrongful death occurs, those who file the lawsuit can seek compensation for all of the following:

  • Hospital bills and other medical expenses
  • The loss of companionship
  • The loss of benefits and income that would have been earned in the future
  • Other expenses and losses, including property damage from the motorcycle accident
  • Burial and funeral expenses

Why is Compensation Needed After a Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Situation?

In several situations of a death after a motorcycle accident, the rider may have been hospitalized with serious injuries prior to death. This leaves the family of the victim with expensive medical bills to deal with.

It is appropriate to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the individual died due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver. Some of the situations that indicate a person can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Kansas City include:

  • Drugged or drunk driving
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving or speeding

Wrongful death lawsuits in Kansas City can also be pursued for passengers on motorcycles who have died in an accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless motorcyclist.

In a number of wrongful death cases, claims may be possible if the accident was the result of a defective motorcycle or a part on the motorcycle. This is referred to as a product liability lawsuit. In order to win compensation in this situation, a plaintiff has to show that the manufacturer of the faulty product knew or should have been aware that the product was going to fail.

Seek Help for Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Kansas City

If you lose a loved one due to a motorcycle accident that was the fault of another person, contact The Law Offices of Brian Timothy Meyers today to learn about your options.

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