Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer in Charleston, SC
Motorcycle accidents account for 10% of traffic-related fatalities in South Carolina. One of the leading causes of South Carolina motorcycle accidents is the carelessness of other drivers. Drivers sometimes fail to look for motorcycles when changing lanes or turning and fail to share the road with them. All too often, insurance companies try to deny all liability or underpay for accidents resulting in the death of motorcyclists. The Law Offices of Richard A. Hricik advocates on behalf of families whose loved ones have been killed by the carelessness of others to ensure that insurance companies to honor their commitments.
Motorcyclists Disproportionately Bear the Burden of Other Drivers’ Negligence
In an accident involving multiple vehicles, motorcyclists are much more likely to be fatally injured than are automobile occupants. In these cases, a wrongful death suit can help hold negligent car or truck drivers responsible for the suffering they have caused through their carelessness. In South Carolina, spouses, children, and even parents may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent person responsible for their loved one’s motorcycle accident fatality.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Charleston, SC
In addition to pain and suffering caused by the loss of a loved one in an automobile accident, the families of motorcyclists killed in crashes often face financial uncertainty due to loss of income as well as significant costs related to medical treatment and other expenses.
In South Carolina, a wrongful death claim is brought by the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate on behalf of their the surviving spouse and children of the deceased person or the surviving parents of the deceased person, if there is no spouse or child.
If your loved one died as a result of a motorcycle accident, you need experienced legal representation to ensure that the responsible parties are held liable. Richard Hricik can make sure that your rights are protected and negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies and in court.