If your loved one has been involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, you may not know what to do or where to start after. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we understand that this is a very difficult time for you and the family and friends of your loved one. We would like to provide you with as much information as possible to help alleviate some stress as you deal with your case.
The first thing to be aware of is the fact that Kansas is a no-fault state. This means that your loved one’s insurance company can be pursued for a claim regardless of the circumstances. If the circumstances align in a certain way, you may be able to take the negligent driver to court in order to pursue damages as well. By doing this, you may be in a better financial position. This may allow you to cover the monetary damages that you may face after the accident, such as a dip in income or funeral costs.
You may also be eligible to take the case to court as a matter of wrongful death. If your loved one was struck by a car on the road, then their case may qualify depending on the extenuating circumstances. This means that the driver of the vehicle can be held responsible for their negligence, which may further aid in your ability to fund the expenses that will follow.