Unlike some states where individuals only get to ride their bikes for a few months out of the year. Florida bikers have the luxury of being able to ride practically year round! It is a joy to do so but it also increases our risks for injuries and deaths. The sad reality about riding a bike is that it is unfortunately more dangerous because of the lack of enclosure, airbags, and seat belt restraint devices. However, this should not stop us from riding. Driving defensively, wearing the right protective gear, and understanding your bikes weakness and strengths is crucial to surviving out on the road. According to a study in the February 2002 Annals of Emergency Medicine, “…motorcycles accounted for most of a more than one-third increase in deaths from 1998-2000. An April 2003 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed a 60% increase in motorcycle death rates overall in the past five years. Unfortunately crashes are taking the lives of more bikers than at any time in the past ten years.
Many times motorcycle accidents are completely out of the biker’s hands. A drunk driver blows a red light and crushes the biker or a huge semi-truck not checking all of his mirrors makes an abrupt lane change or turn striking the biker and ejecting him from his bike. We hope that all of the visitors of this website never have to deal with a fellow biker being killed because of someone else’s negligence. However, the sad reality is that we all know at least one who has died as a result of a crash.
Attorney Fran Haasch understands the suffering and grief of losing fellow friends to accidental motorcycle deaths. Fran has become a prominent name to turn to when a negligent motorcycle death occurs. Many times the death of a loved one brings about unexpected bills and huge economic difficulty. When a motorcycle accident victim dies as a result of the negligence of another the law provides that their next of kin and their estate may act as plaintiffs to bring a civil action to recover economic and non-economic damages against the defendant. This is true even if there is disagreement as to if the deceased was partially at fault under a law called “comparative negligence.”
A WRONGFUL DEATH PLAINTIFF MAY RECOVER:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income from the decedent
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of household support
- Loss of child rearing support
- Loss of medical and retirement benefits
- Other economic losses sustained by the accidental death of a loved one
- Non-economic damages such as the loss of support, companionship and affection
Please do not delay in making the phone call to The Fran Haasch Law Group for help. The law provides only a limited time frame within which an accident victim’s family may bring an action on the decedent’s behalf. Please call The Fran Haasch Law Group today at 727-784-8191 or toll-free @ 1-866-LAW-FRAN. You may also use the form on the right of this page, or click “Guide Me” at the top of this page to schedule your FREE Case Evaluation. We are available to meet with you in your home, work, or multiple locations throughout the state to make things easier for you.