Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there is one fatal motorcycle accident in Texas every day. Sometimes, it can be really difficult to understand the magnitude of these kind of statistics, but the sobering fact is that every day, a family loses a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident. If your family is in this tragic situation, it’s important for you to know that our Law Offices can help you uncover the truth about what happened in the accident. Our attorneys can seek out all witnesses, sift through the evidence, and present your case so that every liable party involved in the accident is held accountable. If your family member has been killed due to the negligent actions of another person or group of people, you have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against them in order to seek compensation for the damages you and your loved one have suffered. More here @ https://caraccidentattorneysa.com/motorcycle-accident-attorney-texas/
There are two types of damages involved in a wrongful death lawsuit: wrongful death damages and survival damages. Although the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate the survivors for the damages they have suffered, many people don’t choose to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the money. Money may be the vehicle a wrongful death lawsuit uses to resolve such an issue, and it certainly helps the family cover the funeral and medical expenses they will have suffered due to the loss. The most common reason for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is to ensure that the liable parties are held accountable for their actions. When someone is killed as the result of someone else’s negligence, it may not always be possible to file criminal charges. The standard of proof in a criminal case is much higher than in a civil lawsuit. Therefore, sometimes the only way to hold the liable party accountable is by hitting them where it hurts: their bank account.
While this is a perfectly legitimate reason to file suit, it is important for the grieving family to remember that when filing a lawsuit, the burden of proof is on the victim. This means that it is up to the grieving family and their lawyers to conduct an investigation, gather evidence, and eventually convince a jury that the really did suffer the damages they claimed to, and that it was the defendant’s liable actions that caused the accident which led to the damages. The attorneys at our Law Offices have been handling wrongful death cases for two decades. We have the experience and resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation and identify all potentially liable parties, witnesses, and evidence needed to ensure that your case is successful.
Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accidents
Many people may not realize this, but when any car accident (including motorcycle crashes) involves a drunk driver, it is often possible to bring a lawsuit against a bar or restaurant, if the bar or restaurant was serving alcohol in an irresponsible manner. This is known as Texas dram shop law, and it means that if a bar or restaurant knowingly over-serves alcohol to a customer and then allows that person to leave their establishment, they are then responsible for any drunk driving accident that may occur as a result. If a motorcyclist gets drunk and crashes, causing injury to themselves, it may be a first party dram shop cause of action (assuming that the bar or restaurant reasonably could have known that the person was unsafe to drive). If a drunk driver in a car strikes a motorcyclist and causes an accident, it may be possible to pursue a third party dram shop cause of action. In either case, if it can be proven that the drunk individual was over-served by an establishment prior to the accident, the injured party (or parties) can seek compensation from the negligent establishment. In the case of a third party case, compensation can be sought from both the driver and the establishment. This would also apply in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can be very challenging to prove that a person was over-served alcohol at a bar prior to the accident. Without the proper experience, it may be impossible to prove your case in a court of law. An experienced Texas biker accident attorney like the attorneys at our Law Offices have a thorough understanding of dram shop law in Texas, and experience handling and winning many such cases. We can help you to make sure that all negligent parties are held accountable, including any irresponsible alcohol-serving establishments that may have contributed to the accident. More here @ https://no1-lawyer.com/motorcycle-accident-lawyer-in-midland/