Legal Options After Losing a Loved One in a Fatal Motorcycle Crash By Jackson Reed on May 31, 2024

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Many Texans love the thrill of a ride down the highway on a motorcycle on a sunny day. But for all the fun that motorcycles offer, the speed at which they travel can make motorcycle accidents especially dangerous, even fatal, for riders.

If you find yourself in a position in which you are exploring legal options after losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you have the deepest condolences of our team. At the law offices of Reed & Terry, LLP in Richmond, Sugar Land, Katy, and Victoria, TX, our wrongful death lawyers help bereaved families hold responsible parties accountable for their losses and collect compensation that helps them move forward. Here’s what you need to know about filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal motorcycle crash.

Why Consider Filing a Wrongful Death Claim?

Your loved one’s life is precious. Though nothing could ever replace them, taking legal action against the party responsible for their injuries can provide your family with financial compensation, a sense of closure, and reassurance that justice has been served. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you can be compensated for medical bills and your pain and suffering, and by seeking justice through a court of law, you could potentially help other Texas families avoid similarly devastating losses.

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Texas?

In the State of Texas, when someone dies as a result of injuries suffered due to another party’s negligence, the decedent's surviving parents, children, and spouse may file a wrongful death lawsuit. This process can be tricky to navigate on your own, however. The attorneys at Reed & Terry, serving Katy, Victoria, Sugar Land, Richmond, and all of Texas, have years of experience in this area of law. Let us put our knowledge to work for you to make the process simpler.

How You Can Be Compensated in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate injured parties for tangible financial losses, such as medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. In a wrongful death case, our attorneys can review your loved one’s earning history and projected career growth to determine the compensation your family will require into the future.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate injured parties for intangible losses that can still be measured financially, such as physical and emotional pain, disfigurement, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the loss of companionship. It is important to retain an attorney who can convey the value of these losses in a legal setting.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are intended to punish a defendant for especially negligent conduct, like driving drunk or willfully driving recklessly. As such, they are not awarded in every case. Still, our wrongful death attorneys will pursue all avenues to secure maximum restitution on behalf of your family.

You Have Two Years to File

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases that starts from the day of the person’s death. This time can pass faster than you think. If you’re even considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as you are able.

Ready to Stand by Your Side: Contact Us Today

The motorcycle accident and wrongful death attorney at Reed & Terry, LLP understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family. Let us help you explore your legal options during a free consultation. If we move forward with your case, you will owe us nothing unless we secure an outcome in your favor. Contact us online to request your case review at our law offices in Sugar Land, Victoria, Katy, or Richmond, TX.

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  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
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  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

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