Q: My 20 year old son was killed by an 88 year old woman on a motorcycle
He worked as an mechanic for a motorcycle shop and took it on a test drive. The women failed to stop and turned in front of him. He had no time to stop. She was giving a citation for failure to yield. Is there anything that we can do?
A: Be sure to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations for such cases. Also, given her age, you don't want to risk her passing away, bringing her estate into the mix.
A: You would have a wrongful death case. You may after that have what is called an underinsured motorist case depending on how your state views coverage of motorcycles. You should contact a member of the Ind. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. There may be death benefits (usually hideously small) under the workers compensation.
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