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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 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. Wooten will pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us today and find out how we can help your family.

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

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

In Texas, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years. So the sooner you start your claim, the better your chances for being fairly compensated.

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 handle your claim 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.