Motorcycle accidents are often devastating. People who are lucky enough to survive these collisions endure life-threatening injuries including traumatic brain damage, amputation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others.
Sadly, there are many bikers who don’t survive their motorcycle accidents. With the number of fatal motorcycle accidents increasing by thirty-one percent over the last five years, more and more families have had to deal with the trauma of a fatal motorcycle accident.
If your family is struggling to cope with the loss of a treasured loved one after a motorcycle accident, you are not alone. If you are feeling unsure of what to do next, or how to get justice for your loved one, you have come to the right place. Here’s what to do after a fatal motorcycle accident.
On August 28, 2021, there was a severe motorcycle accident involving a non-disclosed type of motor vehicle. The accident took place in Wilmington on I-93 Southbound just after 5:00 am.
When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they discovered a critically wounded female motorcyclist. The condition of the other driver was not disclosed. The woman was then transported to the Lacey Clinic in Burlington where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the Crime Scene Services were on scene to investigate. However, no arrests have been made.
Accidents like the one described above happen frequently in MA. While limited information was available about who was at fault for this accident and what caused the accident, law enforcement is still investigating.
Whether they file criminal charges against the other involved driver will depend on a variety of factors including whether they think they have enough evidence to win at trial. But a criminal conviction is not the only way for families like yours to get justice after a fatal motorcycle accident.
Your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against whoever is responsible for causing your loved one’s death. Let’s look at the example above. If the driver of the motor vehicle was drunk or distracted, they may be found liable for the accident. Not only would they likely face criminal charges, but the victim’s family may also choose to pursue a civil claim.
Here, your family could be awarded compensation for your loved one’s death and the ways your family has struggled with the loss. A MA wrongful death claim could be a good option for your family. Contact an attorney to discuss what your fatal motorcycle accident claim could be worth.
Your family may be able to make the liable party pay for their negligence. Whether they face criminal charges, your family can take action in civil court. Get the justice your loved one deserves when you call a reputable Boston motorcycle accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C.