A serious accident on Highway 214 in Marion County led to serious injuries and death. Toyota Corolla driven by Doyle Lewis was going northbound on Highway 214 when he lost control of his car and crossed into the opposite lane. He slammed into a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Mark Clyde, that was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His passenger was taken to another hospital with serious injuries.
Motorcycle Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Oregon
Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is emotionally and often financially devastating. People who lose a loved one in a preventable motorcycle accident are dealing with a deep emotional loss that can be made worse if you depended on the loved one for your financial support.
If you lose your loved one in an Oregon motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Possible compensation can include:
- Funeral and burial costs: If you lost a loved one in the prime of their life, they could have funeral costs that you were not prepared to pay. Even the least expensive options can cost you thousands of dollars. A wrongful death lawsuit can pay for reasonable funeral and burial expenses.
- Medical costs: Sometimes the motorcycle accident victim does not die immediately. The victim may be alive on expensive life support equipment for days or weeks. After death, the person’s estate could owe tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of hospital bills and other medical expenses. Insurance can cover some of this, but the estate could be still on the hook for much of the expense. The wrongful death action if successful can pay for most of these expenses.
- Loss of wages, financial support and earning capacity: You may have relied entirely on your loved one’s income to pay your bills. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you to get compensation to make up for the many financial burdens you now face. You can get money for the loss of income, as well as compensation he would have received in the future. Proving future income loss can be challenging, but a skilled Portland wrongful death attorney can get you the money you deserve.
- Loss of companionship: Some parts of your loved one’s death cannot be quantified. The money will never bring back the one you lost. It is hard to put a price on the deceased’s affection and company, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help you to recover some compensation for this vital, missing part of your life.
Did You Lose a Loved One in a Motorcycle Accident in Oregon? Call Bart Herron, Motorcycle and Wrongful Death Attorney at Herron Law at 503-217-4000 Now
If you have lost a loved one in a car or motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you know that no amount of money will replace that person. But getting compensated in a wrongful death lawsuit can help to ease some of the financial burden. Call The Herron Law Firm today for a FREE legal consultation.