Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Legal Representation
When you’ve lost a family member in a motorcycle accident in Houston or anyplace in the state, conversations about who was at fault can be difficult. But holding a driver accountable for a fatal motorcycle accident is important.
A wrongful death claim can provide justice for your family member and give you the financial assistance you need to cover common expenses that often occur following a fatal motorcycle crash. Does your case qualify as a wrongful death? Who can receive compensation? What type of compensation can you receive?
The right wrongful death lawyer will answer your questions and handle your case.
The Houston firm of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. represents survivors of victims in fatal motorcycle accidents. With experience and skill, our attorneys will aggressively investigate the recent accident to discover the truth behind the tragedy.
What We Do
Our car accident lawyers investigate the case by reviewing videos, photographs and 911 call information, obtaining cell phone records and major crash investigation reports, interview witnesses and hire medical experts and crash reconstructionists to determine what led to the crash and who was at fault.
We execute all of the above to bring justice for the wrongful death of your loved one and provide you with the full benefits you deserve during this difficult grieving period.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Survivors of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Certain family members of victims of fatal motorcycle injuries are entitled to financial benefits. If you’re the spouse, parent, child, or heir of a loved one who has died in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t their fault, you might qualify to receive compensation when you file and win a motorcycle wrongful death claim or a survival action.
In order to hold a driver accountable for the motorcycle accident death he or she caused and pursue a wrongful death claim, it is important that an attorney understands how to overcome any prejudices a jury may have against motorcycle riders.
Having the most effective representation can be critical to holding a careless driver accountable for the loss he or she has caused for you and your loved ones.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Accidents with motorcycles often happen because drivers of other vehicles do not respect the rights of bikers to be on the road. This often results in the following causes of fatal motorcycle accidents:
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Cutting bikers off
- Passing motorcycles without enough room
- Passing cars while a motorcycle is approaching from the opposite direction
Motorcycle Death Statistics
In 2014, a total of 4,295 motorcycles died in crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Similar facts relate to accidents in Houston and the entire state of Texas.
Motorcycle riders face a dramatically increased risk of death and injury compared to car and truck drivers. Many drivers fail to see motorcyclists and when they do, they often fail to accurately assess what is a safe amount of space to provide to a motorcycle rider. This failure on the part of drivers can have fatal consequences for motorcycle riders.
A skilled attorney knows how to clearly and persuasively show how an accident happened and who was at fault. As in other fatal accident cases, it is often necessary to find an attorney as soon as possible after the accident to participate in the investigation on behalf of the victim. Many times, insurance companies send their investigators and representatives to the scene of an accident to document the evidence for the sole purpose of protecting their company from any claims brought by the accident victim.
Help for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Fatal Accidents
At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., our Houston attorneys are exceptionally experienced in presenting cases that help our clients secure the accountability they deserve and the maximum compensation. We know how the loss of a loved one can impact a family both emotionally and financially. Securing the full compensation can often be an important issue, especially when the loved one you have lost was a family breadwinner.
Contact the wrongful death attorneys of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 713-221-6800 or contact us online.
You don’t pay any fees until we win your case and provide compensation for you.