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Wrongful death claim possible after fatal motorcycle accident

A tragic accident in West Virginia involving a motorcycle and a car reminds readers of the potentially deadly consequences that these types of accidents. The deceased was a 19-year-old man, and the driver of the vehicle was only 16. Despite the young age of the driver, the family of the deceased may still have grounds for a wrongful death claim. 

The collision occurred at an intersection, but further details are not immediately known. Many motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury as the biker and any bike passengers are largely unprotected against the steel frame of another vehicle. Even a low-speed accident can be result in life-altering injuries. Other common injuries include road rash, broken bones, head trauma, traumatic brain injuries and more.

The family of the deceased has the right to explore any available legal options. An investigation of the accident can identify potentially liable parties, and it can be determined if there is a rightful claim to financial compensation. Any separate owner of the vehicle operated by the teen could also be named in a civil claim.

No amount of compensation can undo the tragic and unnecessary death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident. A successful wrongful death claim can, however, make sure that a West Virginia family does not have to carry an undue financial burden. Funeral expenses and lost income can have a significant impact, but there are legal options available that those left behind may explore.

Source: wvmetronews.com, "Teenager dies after Jackson County wreck", April 30, 2016

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