Motorcycle Accident Fatality Lawyer St. Louis
Motorcycle Accident Fatality Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Motorcycle Accident Fatality Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When someone you love has been the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident, and you and your family have suffered because of the passing of your loved one, you need a motorcycle fatality lawyer. The Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your motorcycle fatality case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of your family member, medical bills, or to pay for any of the costs associated with their passing due to the fatal motorcycle accident Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert motorcycle fatality legal guidance.
When someone you love has passed because of a fatal motorcycle accident and your family needs a motorcycle fatality attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a motorcycle fatality claim you will be taken care of.
Motorcycle riders die at 27 times the frequency of drivers in other vehicles. This tragic reality underscores the fact that motorcycles are high-performance vehicles that are less stable and less visible than the other large moving objects on the road. Plus, even with good protective gear a rider is so much more exposed to the elements than a driver who is seat belted into a car and surrounded by airbags. If your loved one has suffered a motorcycle accident fatality, nothing can make that right but the Dixon Injury Firm may be able to help you to move on with your life.
Posthumous Injury Claims
Missouri law is very clear in Statutes Sections 537.010 and 537.020 that any actions for wrongs done to a person will survive that person’s death. So, for example, if your loved one was in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent driver and he was transported to a hospital, he should be able to recover damages like his medical bills and motorcycle replacement costs. If he dies, then his estate would be able to pursue those damages just the same. As a practical matter, this typically means that a close family member can sue to recover for damages their loved one sustained in a motorcycle accident fatality crash.
Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims
A family member can also recover for their own damages they suffered from losing their loved one. These “wrongful death” claims are authorized by Missouri Statute Section 537.080 and 537.090. Family members can recover for “funeral expenses, and the reasonable value of the services, consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, and support.” In most cases the biggest portion of this claim is the lost lifetime earning potential.
The other factors are more intangible ways of trying to put a dollar value on a human life, which is hard but courts try to do it. If you lost a parent, for example, it is attempting to restore the value of the instruction and guidance that the parent could have given you over the course of his or her life. If you lost a spouse, the law is trying to make up for the loss of companionship (consortium refers to the marital relationship and includes things like sexual relations).
Many families fret that they may not be able to recover for the loss of a loved one because their loved one was partially at fault. In a motorcycle accident fatality, for example, a rider may not have been wearing a helmet. It is important to understand that Missouri courts follow a rule called “pure comparative fault.” This means that if the person that died did something wrong, the recovery may only be reduced and not eliminated. For example, if a motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet and was hit head on by a drunk driver, the lack of a helmet may have only been 10% to blame for the fatality. In that case, the motorcycle rider or his or her family would be able to recover 90% of the damages suffered.
How can the St. Louis Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers of Dixon Law help your family with your motorcycle fatality case?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of motorcycle fatality victims. During a motorcycle fatality case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on your loved one for the motorcycle fatality accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Motorcycle Fatality Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Motorcycle Accident Fatality Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from the loss of a loved one because of a fatal motorcycle accident, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable St. Louis fatal motorcycle accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost loved one, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the Missouri Motorcycle Fatality Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a motorcycle accident fatality lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of loved ones who have passed due to a fatal motorcycle accident.
Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
If you have lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident fatality, please feel free to contact the Dixon Injury Firm at (314) 409-7080 for a free evaluation of your case. We can help you determine if you should receive compensation and what steps you need to take. Even if you are worried that your loved one did something wrong, you need a lawyer to scrutinize how that will impact your case. Our consultations are free and if you retain us as your lawyer we will only get paid if we collect funds for you.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a motorcycle fatality law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need motorcycle fatality legal guidance, or want to know what a motorcycle crash fatality lawyer can do for you, call or contact the St. Louis Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your motorcycle fatality accident claim today.