Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
An attorney who will pursue justice
Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of suffering fatal injuries than passenger vehicle drivers. This is largely due to the lack of a protective frame that could reduce the likelihood of a fatal injury. Additionally, many passenger-vehicle drivers fail to show any regard for motorcycles. Some drivers simply don’t pay attention or look for motorcyclists.
All it takes is one small act of negligence to put a motorcyclist’s life in danger. That’s why Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. is dedicated to handling fatal motorcycle accident cases. Nobody should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because a driver failed to uphold their duty of care on Texas roadways. You need a motorcycle accident lawyer who will pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law.
Why motorcyclists are at risk of suffering fatal injuries
Motorcycles don’t come equipped with seatbelts, airbags, structural frames or many other life-saving features. Riders must always be prepared with a helmet, protective clothing, gloves, boots and eyewear. While wearing protective gear may reduce the likelihood that motorcyclists will suffer fatal injuries, it may not prevent them entirely.
Fatal motorcycle accidents can be caused by:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Side-impact accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Dooring accidents
- Lane-departure accidents
The driver who caused the fatal crash may have been speeding, texting, engaging in reckless behavior, or asleep at the wheel. It seems like recovering financial compensation should be straightforward in those cases. But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. Holding them accountable can be complicated.
Why you need an attorney on your side
If a loved one was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for a wrongful death claim. This means that the closest surviving relative and the estate of the deceased person can be compensated for damages on his or her behalf. This includes:
- Loss of future earnings for the deceased person
- Loss of support, companionship, guidance or protection that would have been provided by the deceased person
- Mental and emotional suffering of surviving relative or estate
- Loss of inheritance of money or valuable possessions that the deceased person would have left surviving relatives
Insurance companies will often fight wrongful death claims because they know there is a lot of money at stake. They may try to blame your loved one for what happened. They may offer you a settlement, but it will fall far short of covering all of the damages that were suffered. They are just trying to save money.
We think you deserve better. That’s why we investigate your loved one’s crash to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, carefully reviews accident reports and medical records and interviews witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us prove our case.
Experienced attorneys focused on results
Our attorneys are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict. We will take care of all the paperwork and deal with the insurance companies. We will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way and are ready to answer any questions you have at any time.
One of our attorneys will personally handle your case every step of the way. You won’t find any case managers here.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death, but you shouldn’t wait that long. The sooner you start your claim, the better your chances of being fairly compensated. Over time, valuable evidence can be lost or destroyed. And witnesses may forget important details.
You owe us nothing unless we recover financial compensation for you. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we cover all of the costs to move your case through the justice system. We only get paid if we win.
Coby L. Wooten understands that losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident can be devastating. You shouldn’t have to suffer a financial burden or deal with the responsible party’s insurance company. Your claim isn’t just about money, it’s about hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and helping your family recover in times of distress.
Wooten will gladly listen to your story and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, or call our Fort Worth office at 817-632-8400. Put more than 30 years of legal experience to work for you. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to have the information you need to decide what to do next.