Fatal Motorcycle Collisions
Tragically, many motorcycle collisions are fatal. The New York Department of Health reports that an average of 166 people die each year in motorcycle collisions in New York. If you have lost a relative in a motorcycle crash, we know there is nothing that can make up for this tragic loss. However, a wrongful death claim may help ease the financial burden created by your loved one’s death.
A New York wrongful death claim may be brought on the deceased person’s behalf by a personal representative of their estate. Damages in a wrongful death claim, and a related conscious pain and suffering claim, may include:
- Funeral and burial charges
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages incurred between the deceased person’s collision and their death
- Lost support and services provided by the deceased person
- Lost inheritance experienced by the surviving children
- The deceased person’s conscious pain and suffering
Important Filing Deadlines
The statute of limitations for New York wrongful death lawsuits is generally two years under New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1. Meanwhile, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in New York is typically three years under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. However, certain circumstances can significantly reduce the statute of limitations, so it is important to speak to an attorney right away.
A Freeport Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you were injured in a motorcycle collision or your loved one passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision, speak with a team member from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. We can assist clients in Spanish if needed.
Call our office today at (631) 451-7900 for a free case review.