Legal options help protect family members whose loved ones have been wrongfully taken from them. A fatal car versus bicycle accident in Arizona recently claimed the life of a bicycle rider. In an Arizona community a few hours northwest of Phoenix, a bicyclist was recently struck and killed by a motor vehicle traveling in the same direction as the bicycle. The 34-year old bicyclist died from the injuries he sustained in the bicycle accident. The 42-year old woman driving the car that struck the bicyclist was taken to a local medical center for a blood draw. The woman was subsequently arrested and charged with second degree murder and DUI.
A tragic car versus bicycle accident can unexpectedly cut short the life of a victim. Loved ones of victims may be left facing emotional and financial damages and harm they did not anticipate. Wrongful death legal options can help surviving family members of loved ones killed in a fatal bicycle attack with the damages they face as they struggle to rebuild their lives following the wrongful loss of a loved one.
Wrongful death claims, much like personal injury claims for harm suffered in a bicycle or other type of accident, can be brought in circumstances when a victim has been harmed or killed by the negligent or careless actions of another party such as a drunk driver. Wrongful death claims are brought for the benefit of surviving family members and can help them recover compensation for damages including medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, lost prospect of inheritance and pain and suffering damages.
Help is available for surviving family members who have wrongfully lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident or other type of accident. Family members should be familiar with the legal options available to help them as they focus on coping with the emotional challenges they face after losing a loved one.
Source: Havasunews.com, “One in custody after fatal bicycle vs. car accident,” May 6, 2017