A sudden death isn’t just emotionally devastating. For many families, it can have a significant and negative impact on their finances. When that death happens due to the carelessness of another person, the event may burden a family with both unexpected expenses and a loss in family income. The family may decide to pursue a wrongful death claim as a means of making up that financial loss. This may be the choice under consideration by one Maryland family after a motorcyclist lost his life in a recent collision.
Officials say that the crash occurred on a recent afternoon at the intersection of two local roads. A woman driving a sedan attempted to make a turn, but allegedly failed to yield to a motorcyclist already driving on that road. The motorcyclist attempted to prevent the crash, according to police, but crashed into the driver’s side of the car.
The biker was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, but did not survive the crash. Police say that the woman driving the car suffered minor injuries. They are still attempting to determine exactly what happened and have not yet filed any criminal charges. Authorities haven’t speculated on whether they believe there were any contributing factors, though crashes like this sometimes involve an intoxicated or distracted driver. Police have appealed to the public for more information.
The family of the motorcycle driver may not have to solely rely on the police’s efforts in order to achieve justice, however. They could choose to pursue litigation and make a wrongful death claim in this case. This type of case could result in monetary compensation if successful that may help the family cover expenses related to the collision as well as possible lost family income. A Maryland attorney with knowledge of this type of case law can advise anyone in a similar scenario of all available options.