Nothing can prepare you for the moment you find out that someone you love will never be coming home again. The aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident is a defining moment for the family of the motorcyclist who was killed, becoming a major factor in how their lives will unfold from then on. In situations such as this, families can become fractured, fall apart and face struggles unlike anything they have ever known, including:
Medical and hospital bills from treatment prior to death
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of income and benefits as a result of the death of the family’s breadwinner
Pain and suffering of the loved one from injuries prior to death
Distress from losing a close family member
What Should Families of Victims Do After a Deadly Motorcycle Accident?
There is no way the families of fatal motorcycle accident victims can think straight in the wake of having someone suddenly taken away. Yet it is in this moment, as they face a situation that they have probably never faced before, that they need to choose their next steps very carefully. At times like this, you need a reliable and compassionate attorney who has helped others facing similar circumstances and is dedicated to doing the same thing for you and your family.
Austin personal injury lawyer Aaron Allison has been a rock for victims and their families in the Austin community for many years. Attorney Allison has years of experience successfully taking on negligent individuals and corporations, as well as their insurance companies and armies of lawyers. His only concern is his clients’ wellbeing, both presently and going forward, and guiding them step-by-step through the process of holding those at fault accountable, which generally involves proving that:
Those responsible owed a duty of care to the victim. In the case of a wrongful death motorcycle accident, this can mean showing that the driver at fault had an obligation to drive carefully and obey the rules of the road.
The person or entity at fault violated duty of care obligations. For a wrongful death involving a motorcycle wreck, this can mean proving that the driver was responsible.
The duty of care violation was the cause of the wrongful death. Therefore, it is not enough to prove the other driver was texting and driving, for example. You have to prove that the texting and driving led directly to the wrongful death motorcycle accident.
How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
It is extremely important to act quickly in a wrongful death case due to the statute of limitation, which limits the time victims’ families have to file a lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitation on wrongful death cases is within two years of the date the victim died. There may be narrow exceptions that may apply to specific situations, and the only way to know for sure of the deadline for your unique situation is to personally speak to an attorney.
However, it is better not to take any chances and file sooner rather than later. The reason being that in addition to missing the deadline to pursue a wrongful death claim, the longer you wait the higher the chances that evidence can be lost and witnesses’ memories fade.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Wrongful Death in Texas
At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, we offer free case reviews with our experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. He will explain your rights, best options and answer your questions. This is all the information you will need to make the best decision possible for your family. There is no reason not to make the call.
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Aaron Allison has lived in Austin his entire life. He understands how the legal system works here. Instead of trying to navigate it yourself, trust a personal injury lawyer with decades of experience handling cases like yours. We hold negligent individuals, companies and employers accountable when they cause serious injuries or fatal accidents, and we do everything we can for you and your family. Schedule a free consultation with us.