Dealing with a fatal motorcycle crash
If a loved one is involved in a fatal motorcycle crash then the last thing you may be thinking about is compensation. But making a compensation claim against the other party involved can help with the healing process and get you some compensation towards the funeral costs and so on. Accident Advice Helpline is available on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We will put you in touch with a friendly and helpful team who can help you through the compensation process. You won’t have to do any more than give the team the details of the accident so that they can go ahead with processing the claim. You will be contacted to let you know whether your claim has been successful or not. You won’t have to worry about losing any money as the personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
Anger after a fatal motorcycle crash
It is normal to be angry when it comes to losing a loved one in a sudden way. If the accident has been someone else’s fault then these feelings can be magnified. But it is best to put any compensation and investigation matters to one side whilst dealing with grief.
Grief comes in five stages; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It is normal to experience these out of order or to find yourself back in one stage after you thought you had moved on. After a fatal motorcycle crash there will be many stages when you will have to think about the accident again after you have come to terms with it, as the investigation or compensation claim continues. It is natural to want to move past the stages of grief but everyone needs to deal with grief at their own pace.
A grief trigger is when an event or date reminds you of the person you have lost and takes you back to the old feelings again. This may be the person’s birthday, a special anniversary or court dates where you are forced to relive the experience. With a fatal motorcycle crash, if you are seeking compensation, you may have to speak about the incident more often than you would like. Prepare yourself in advance for these days so that you feel able to cope. If you don’t feel able to cope then let the team know that you aren’t able to talk on the matter at present. They will be happy to wait for you to feel happy to talk about the accident.