In the tragic event of the loss of a loved one after a motorcycle, family members suffering from the loss may be able to file a claim against responsible parties. A Maryland wrongful death claim allows certain family members to file a claim against responsible parties to recover financial compensation for the loss and hold those parties responsible after a Maryland motorcycle accident or another accident. It allows qualifying family members to recover compensation for the wrongful acts that would have allowed the deceased family member to file a claim if they had not passed.
Who Can File a Maryland wrongful Death Case?
Generally, a Maryland wrongful claim can be filed by a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased family member. If they did not have a spouse, parent, or child, another person who is related by blood or by marriage and who was substantially dependent upon the deceased family member may file the claim. A wrongful death claim may only be filed once based upon one person’s death. Family members in successful wrongful death claims may be able to obtain financial compensation for their loss, including for mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of guidance, and more. Family members may have to contend with allegations that the victim has partially at fault for the accident. If the victim is found to be partially at fault in a Maryland wrongful death claim, the family members may be barred from recovering through a wrongful death claim. A Maryland wrongful death claim generally is required to be filed within three years of the victim’s death.
E-scooters have become more common throughout the U.S. over the past several years, with e-scooter sharing programs now in cities across Maryland. But the use of e-scooters comes with its own share of issues and dangers. Users should take all the necessary precautions to avoid an accident; however, some accidents are unavoidable.
Man Killed in Scooter Accident
A man was killed in a recent e-scooter accident when a car crashed into him, one news source reported. A man was reportedly making a right-hand turn in his car when he crashed into the e-scooter driver. The crash occurred around 2:20 am. The e-scooter driver was found unconscious and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 29 years old. The driver of the car and a passenger in the car at the time stayed at the scene and were not injured. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Lebowitz & Mzhen Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen understand the hardships that victims and their families face after a traumatic event such as a motorcycle accident. The law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen works with clients to review their legal options, and with the other parties and the insurance companies involved to ensure that clients’ needs are taken care of as appropriately and quickly as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in Maryland or the Washington, D.C. area, call us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options at (800) 654-1949 or contact us online.