The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, in its annual summary of accident statistics for 2013, reported 164 motorcycle deaths throughout the state that year. Of those, 42 were in New York City. Of those 42 fatalities, 25 of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets. We can note from these statistics the dangers that many motorcyclists face in New York City traffic, with or without helmets.
If your husband, wife, son, daughter, mother or father was killed while operating a motorcycle in New York City, you may find such statistics of little interest at this time. You are likely focused on a very different set of numbers: namely, amounts listed on medical bills and other bills that are now difficult to pay. If the cyclist was a breadwinner in your household, your loss is perhaps acute. Even if he or she was not a wage earner, you no doubt feel a hole in your family. You may wonder what to do about legal and financial matters — at the same time that you are coming to grips with the personal loss of your loved one.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is ready to come alongside you and help you through this difficult time. Based on our lawyers’ years of experience in personal injury law, we understand you likely need help covering:
- Final medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income replacement
In addition, it can provide your family a psychologically important sense of closure about the accident to receive official acknowledgement of your emotional losses. These can include loss of companionship as well as painful awareness of the suffering of your loved one from the time of the collision until he or she died. Whether that time was measured in minutes, hours, days or weeks, your awareness of it is a personal loss of your own. It was also a loss for your loved one during those painful minutes, hours or days. A wrongful death claim against a responsible party can help you recover appropriate compensation for these tangible and intangible losses.
Contact An Attorney At The Law Office Of Richard M. Kenny After A Loved One Has Lost His Or Her Life In A Motorcycle Accident
Learn what it will likely take to bring a wrongful death claim or lawsuit against whoever caused your loved one’s motorcycle fatality. Call us in New York City at (646) 808-3785 or send an email requesting a consultation with an accomplished motorcycle accident attorney.