If a family member died in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, you are entitled to request compensation for your loss. Receiving monetary compensation for a wrongful death claim helps the family deal with the financial aspect of the relative’s death. It also holds the negligent party accountable for its actions. At The Krause Law Firm we will use our legal expertise to help you successfully resolve your wrongful death claim.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Representation
Monetary compensation can be sought by the family of the motorcyclist if the death could have been avoided but for the actions of the negligent party. Due to the complexity of litigating a wrongful death lawsuit, the quality of the legal representation you receive will greatly affect the results of the case. We interview expert witnesses to validate our claims in the lawsuit. We make sure our cases are always meticulously prepared and executed so that our clients can receive a favorable court judgment or settlement.
Damages Included in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The damages requested in a motorcycle accident wrongful death claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of affection
- Pain and suffering
Factors that Affect Wrongful Death Compensation
Ultimately, it’s not possible to accurately assess in financial terms the emotional loss a family feels when a loved one dies. Georgia laws regarding wrongful death compensation were created to help families grapple with the economic loss they will encounter as a result of a relative’s death. It is considered an act of justice for the family to receive some type of remedy. When trying to determine the extent of the economic loss a family will have to deal with, our law firm analyses the following factors of the deceased at the time of the accident:
- Life expectancy
- Current Income
- Anticipated lifetime income
- Benefits (e.g. health, retirement)
- Life Insurance
- Number of dependent family members
- Percentage of deceased’s financial contribution to the family’s overall income
Call an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Call our Atlanta office at 404.835.8080. Our compassionate legal staff can help you schedule a convenient free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will evaluate the facts of your case and explain the best course of action that will help you achieve the results you want.