In the past two blogs, we discussed motorcycle accidents. If you recall, we discussed how these accidents can be very serious. In some cases, they can lead to death. As is the case with other deaths that occur in traffic accidents, the death of a motorcyclist might be cause for a wrongful death lawsuit if the motorcyclist was killed because of negligent acts of another driver.
We understand that you don't want to have to deal with a lot of legal matters while you are trying to come to terms with your loved one's death. While we do acknowledge that you need time to heal, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Maryland which is three years, means that you will have to make a decision about whether you plan to file your case or not.
There are several reasons why you might choose to file a wrongful death claim. One of those is that you might need the financial boost. If you were dependent upon your loved one to support you or bring money into the home, having a sudden drop in income might be very difficult. Add in the extra bills that are associated with a funeral, burial or cremation and any other expenses, and you can see why seeking compensation might help.
You might also want to hold the person who caused the accident responsible for your loved one's death. By filing a claim for wrongful death, you might be able to get some closure if that person is held accountable. We know that all of this is a lot to handle while you are dealing with the loss of your loved one. We are here to lend a hand and answer your questions when you are ready to move forward.