Q: What kind of compensation is available when I’ve lost someone I love in a Maryland motorcycle accident?
First, we are very sorry for your loss. Losing a family member or close loved one to a sudden accident is incredibly painful. You may be struggling to grasp what happened and trying to cope with grief on a moment-to-moment basis. Having to deal with additional expenses in the form of medical bills and funeral costs only serves to exacerbate any feelings of despair and panic.
Recouping damages following a fatal accident in Maryland is not always easy. Because Maryland is a contributory state, a person is only eligible for compensation if she is completely free of blame in the cause of the crash that injured or killed her. Typically, that also means that the family of the victim is only eligible so long as it can be proven that the victim did not in any way contribute to the accident.
If your loved one died in a Maryland motorcycle accident that someone else caused, then you and your family may be able to sue for damages to help relieve the financial burdens associated with the crash. For example, you may be eligible for compensation to help pay expenses such as:
- Your loved one’s final medical bills, including any length of stay in the ICU and pain relievers to keep your loved one comfortable in their last hours
- The cost of a funeral
- Burial costs
- Additional compensation for your pain and suffering due to your loss
- Loss of wages after the death of a family member who helped support the family
A skilled Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible for compensation and from whom. For more information, call 800-875-9700 today.