If a spouse, child or other close relative has had a fatal motorcycle accident in the past three years and they were not to blame for the accident, then you could claim personal injury compensation on their behalf. Fatal motorcycle accidents and compensation are dealt with under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
- funeral expenses
- damaged property ( the motorcycle for example)
- loss of earnings (for dependent relatives)
- loss of pensions and benefits
- home and car maintenance and
- childcare, gardening or other forms of domestic assistance made necessary by the death.
Personal injury claims after a fatal motorcycle accident
Personal injury claims made on behalf of a person who died in a motorcycle accident are made complicated because of the fact that the person making the claim is not the one who was injured in an accident, as is normally the case. The claim for a fatal motorcycle accident can be made by the representative of the deceased’s estate. They will not be the beneficiary of the claim for a fatal motorcycle accident, as any money paid in compensation after motorcycle accident will be part of the estate of the deceased and therefore will be distributed according to the will.
No one can predict how much compensation will be awarded in a personal injury compensation claim for a fatal motorcycle accident as each accident is different and people’s circumstances vary. There have been five figure settlements for a fatal motorcycle accident, however.
Of course, no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, but compensation can help the surviving family members and ensure that they are not in financial difficulties after a fatal motorcycle accident has killed the family’s main breadwinner.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline deal with fatal motorcycle accident compensation claims with sensitivity and compassion. We are a law firm with more than sixteen years’ experience of handling all types of personal injury compensation claim.
If you have any kind of personal injury compensation claim to make, we can probably help you with it. We have a team of expert solicitors who work for us and between them they are knowledgeable about the various types of claims that can be made.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and discover what we are all about and how we might be able to help you? You can take our 30-second test to get an estimate of how much compensation you may be awarded and after that, perhaps you would like to call us on one of our numbers for expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim you think you may have. You can call us for expert advice on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 24th October 2013
Author: David Brown