Wrongful Death – Personal Injury Attorney Richmond CA
Imagine that your spouse or your child went motorcycle riding on the weekend. They were a safe rider and the weather was beautiful. But this day, they were hit by another motorist. In the crash, they were critically injured and rushed to the hospital where a team of medical professionals did everything they could. But it was too late … the wounds were too severe … and your loved one died. Think of the pain and suffering you would feel, and the pain and suffering they felt in the aftermath the accident.
In 2012, the California Highway Patrol reported 449 motorcycle fatalities statewide. For 449 families that year, this pain was real.
If a loved one dies in a motorcycle accident, it is natural to want justice. You never got to say goodbye. They were taken from you too soon. By seeking justice in a courtroom, you can give your loved one the justice they deserve and take the next steps in the healing process. Motorcycle accidents, negligent car accidents, on the job accidents, slip and fall cases, and other accidents fall into the category of wrongful death. This means that an individual, either by neglect or by specific action, was responsible for the death of another person.
If you find yourself grieving over a loved one gone too soon as the result of someone else’s actions, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case that delivers financial compensation for damages. This is a civil litigation, not a criminal case.
We recommend that you speak with a California personal injury attorney. In order to have a lawsuit, you must be able to prove that another person’s actions or negligence played a part in the death of your loved one.
If your spouse crashed a motorcycle on an empty road, and no other driver was involved, you could not claim wrongful death. If your spouse was partially to blame for the accident, by swerving into the path of an oncoming car, you may still be able to initiate a lawsuit. However, the other party would not be fully liable; as a result, you would be entitled to less compensation.
A personal injury lawyer can advise you on whether your situation meets the grounds for a wrongful death case. The attorney can then help you initiate a court case where you will be able to take justice for your loved one, and for yourself.
Eric Wagner is an experienced personal injury attorney and helps people just like you to recover the money you need to pay the expenses relating to a wrongful death. From our offices in Richmond California, we proudly serve clients in Contra Costa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the surrounding cities. If your loved one is involved in an accident resulting in a wrongful death, the law allows us to help you receive compensation for a multitude of losses due to negligence. Please contact a us today at (855) 529-4465, for a free initial consultation.