Rhode Island Fatal Motorcycle Accident Attorney, David Slepkow 401-437-1100.
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Most motorcycle accidents in Providence, Pawtucket, Bristol or Cumberland RI aren’t caused by motorcyclists. Experienced Smart bikers in Rhode Island take precautions to attempt to avoid accident situations. The most common causes of fatal motorcycle accidents are:
- Vehicles turning left in front of motorcyclists
- Rear-end collisions
- Other vehicles changing lanes
- Vehicles failing to yield the right-of-way when entering a roadway or intersection
- Head-on collisions
When a fatality occurs as the result of the negligence of somebody else, the decedent’s family might bring a case under the Rhode Island Wrongful Death Act called the “Death By Wrongful Act” statute.
“§ 10-7-1 Liability for damages for causing death. – Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another, and the act, neglect, or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, the person who, or the corporation which, would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to a felony.” TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions CHAPTER 10-7, Death By Wrongful Act, SECTION 10-7-1 http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE10/10-7/10-7-1.HTM
The RI wrongful death statute details which family members are permitted to bring the action and the damages like medical bills, lost earnings and funeral expenses that the family can seek.
After a sudden death, a family can be emotionally and financially devastated, but even innocent victims are still required to prove their case. Families of those who died as a result of the negligence of others deserve justice and fair compensation. If your family member died as a result of a motorcycle accident, you can contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation. Learn how we might be able to help you. We’re experienced, compassionate, aggressive and successful wrongful death lawyers. Families of those who died as a result of the negligence of others deserve justice and fair compensation.