Bicyclist Tragically Killed in Nighttime Collision

In our line of work, we often see firsthand how the carelessness of others can create devastating consequences for a loved one’s family and friends. Just one misstep can take away an innocent person’s life, and while there is no amount of money that can make up for the resulting loss, it is important for beneficiaries to explore their options for potential compensation after a collision.

Senseless accidents happen much too frequently, especially in more urban and populated areas. Recently, a bicyclist in Michigan was riding at around 10:30 one evening when a car crashed into him from behind. According to reports and to witnesses, the vehicle hit the bicyclist and dragged him for several blocks. The bicyclist was then left lying on the road with significant injuries. First responders rushed to the scene, and the victim was taken to the hospital. The driver quickly left the scene of the crime.

Unfortunately, the bicyclist later died from his injuries. Police were later able to locate the vehicle that had caused the accident and took the driver into custody. He was charged with driving while intoxicated causing death as well as hit and run causing death.

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death claim seeks to provide surviving family members with compensation for the loss they have suffered. Importantly, the statute provides that only a certain group of family members can recover for this loss; the potential plaintiffs include a surviving spouse, child, or parent. In some cases, however, other loved ones can recover if there are no immediate family members alive at the time of the victim’s death. To find out if you might apply for this exception under the statute, it is best to talk through your possible case with a qualified attorney.

In Maryland, there is no numerical limit to the economic damages that a beneficiary can receive in a wrongful death suit. Beneficiaries can be granted compensation based on loss of future support, loss of income, and loss of love and companionship. Calculating the exact damages that you might want to include in a claim can be a complicated process, but a process that personal injury attorneys are familiar with and eager to help you complete.

Are You Looking for Help with Your Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland or DC?

As loved ones grieve the loss of a friend or family member, fighting a wrongful death claim can feel like an incredibly daunting process. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we are dedicated to assisting those in Maryland who have been adversely affected by the carelessness of others. We analyze and put together your claim so that you can have the freedom to focus on what’s most important to you.

For empathetic, informed, thorough representation, call attorneys you can trust. For a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer from Lebowitz & Mzhen, contact us at 800-654-1949. We offer no commitment consultations and we charge no fees unless you win your case. You can also contact us online to get started now.

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