The legal process offers resources and protections for family members of a loved one who is killed in a motorcycle accident or other type of accident. A family in Oklahoma recently lost a family member in a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle accident occurred when a passenger vehicle failed to yield the right of way to the motorcycle and instead turned in front it. Both the passenger riding on the motorcycle and the driver of the motorcycle were killed in the motorcycle accident. The passenger on the motorcycle was serving in the military and graduated from Oklahoma State University.
Families of victims of fatal motorcycle accidents may be left facing funeral arrangements and costs during an unthinkably difficult time. They may also have medical expenses to consider and other financial and emotional consequences associated with a fatal motorcycle accident. As a result, legal protections, such as a wrongful death claim for damages, are in place to help surviving family members with certain aspects of an unexpected loss as they struggle to face the future without their loved one.
Surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for damages, including funeral and medical expenses, loss of support and services and pain and suffering damages. Damages available through a wrongful death claim may be available to surviving family members and are based on the unique characteristics of the victims and the circumstances that lead to the death of the victim.
When a loved one has been wrongfully killed by another party’s negligence, it is important to keep in mind the legal resources available to help families. Legal options are available to assist families with the financial and emotional struggles they face following the unexpected loss of a loved one, so it is important to understand how those options can help.