That's why Pajcic & Pajcic is dedicated to helping the families of fatal motorcycle accident victims during tragic times. We understand the pain and suffering that can be caused by someone else's negligence, and we'll pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us today and find out how we can help.
How a day of riding can turn deadly
Some common types of motorcycle accidents that can become fatal include:
- Head-on collisions: When a motorcycle collides head-on with a passenger vehicle, the motorcyclist can be thrown into the air. These accidents have a very high fatality rate.
- Rear-end accidents: Negligent driving can often result in rear-end accidents. If these types of crashes involve large vehicles or speeding drivers, they can be fatal.
- Lane departure accidents: Drivers who swerve out of their lane without looking can put motorcyclists at risk of falling or running off the road.
- Intersection accidents: Drivers are expected to yield the right of way and practice caution before making a left turn. Turning in front of a motorcycle can result in a fatal accident. Motorcyclists can also suffer fatal injuries from drivers who run traffic lights and stop signs and cause a broadside accident.
What causes fatal motorcycle accidents?
The cause is often a negligent driver. Many drivers in fatal accidents were:
- Not paying attention – Vehicles such as motorcycles and mopeds are harder to see on the road. Drivers are responsible for paying close attention to all vehicles near them.
- Driving too fast – When driver exceed posted speed limits, it can be more difficult to come to a complete stop in time to prevent a collision.
- Distracted – Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, talking to passengers, eating, or drinking will take their eyes off the road for several seconds. That’s more than enough time for them to cause an accident.
But holding negligent drivers accountable can be complicated. They often deny doing anything wrong and insurance companies will try to pay as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced attorney. Our firm can conduct an investigation of your loved one’s fatal motorcycle accident and fight to help your family recover compensation.
Why choose us?
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 or the estate of the deceased person can receive compensation for their loss. But you must act fast. The statute of limitations in Florida for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the death.
Under a wrongful death claim, you can be compensated for:
- Pain and suffering: This can include mental and emotional suffering after the loss of a loved one, as well as pain and suffering for the deceased person prior to his or her passing.
- Loss of support: Loved ones can be compensated for the value of guidance and support of the deceased person.
- Funeral expenses: The cost of a burial and funeral service can be costly. Surviving estates can be compensated for these expenses.
- Lost wages and finances: The financial gain that the deceased person could have obtained had he or she survived can be compensated to the estate.
In these difficult times, you deserve justice. Our attorneys will negotiate with the negligent party's insurance company, and if they refuse to pay for your suffering, we'll gladly take them to trial. A wrongful death settlement or jury verdict can’t bring back your loved one, but it can help you get justice.
Pajcic & Pajcic fights to hold responsible drivers and their insurance companies accountable for the death of a loved one in a motorcycle crash. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation, or simply call our Jacksonville office at 904-358-8881. You can count on us to seek justice.