$450,000 settlement for fatal motorcycle accident
Wrongful death claim results in 6-figure compensation
Steve represented a motorcyclist who was killed when a van pulled from a stop sign into the path of the motorcyclist.
Unfortunately, Steve’s client was intoxicated at the time of the incident. It further appeared his motorcycle had defective brakes.
Steve was able to hire the appropriate experts who determined that even if sober, the motorcyclist did not have the opportunity to avoid the collision. The claim ultimately settled for the sum of $450,000.
If a loved one has been killed in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn the 7 things it really pays to know about wrongful death lawsuits in Wisconsin:
- Who can sue for wrongful death
- How long you have to file a wrongful death claim
- Types of damages and how much you can claim
- “Average” wrongful death settlements in Wisconsin
- Steps in a wrongful death lawsuit
- How long the process takes
- Factors that affect the final settlement amount
Wrongful death motorcycle accidents are a unique type of case: not only was someone killed in the crash, the death can be attributed to the negligence of someone else.
Motorcycle accidents and what you can get
A fair settlement for injuries from your motorcycle accident hinges on whether you have a trial-tested attorney at your side with your best interests in mind. Steve Caya is a motorcyclist and an accident survivor. He understands what it's like and how crucial it is to receive adequate compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering. He's also a former insurance industry attorney who knows how the other side works, and how to get them to pay.
Who is responsible after a fatal motorcycle crash?
In many cases the at-fault party is the other driver. Other sources of liability in a wrongful death motorcycle claim can include:
- Mechanical defects
- Improperly marked roads or construction zones
- Poorly timed traffic signals
- A transportation company hired an unqualified driver or failed to run required tests
These are only a few examples. Working with accident investigators and other experts, Steve Caya uncovers all sources of liability in an accident to build the strongest possible case for his clients.
Once liability is established, negligence must be proved. This is why it’s so crucial to get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
Motorcycle accident injury claims
Fewer than five percent of motorcycle accidents result in death. Injured motorcyclists deserve compensation to recover from harm caused by someone else's negligence. These six aspects of motorcycle injury claims directly affect your compensation.
- Yes, you can sue after a motorcycle crash
- How to file a lawsuit after a motorcycle crash
- How long you have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit after the event
- How long a motorcycle accident suit takes in (and out of) the courtroom
- Average motorcycle accident settlements in Wisconsin
- You can file a suit yourself, but it's better to get a lawyer
Insurance companies aren't likely to offer the settlement you need without a fight. They've got lawyers working on their side - give your case the best chance of success by partnering with a proven no-win, no-fee injury attorney.
Reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer who's also a rider for a free evaluation of your claim. Our law office is in Janesville, and we'll gladly come to you anywhere in Wisconsin to discuss your case.