Famous for our love of the entertainment industry, beachy weather, and luxurious nightlife, Los Angeles is also known to have the worst traffic in the world. Due to our mostly flat streets and pleasant climate, California appears as an ideal space for riding a bicycle.
In fact, with the success of bike-sharing systems such as Metro Bikeshare, California has been ranked fourth for its number of bike-to-work commuters. However, the number of bike accidents is higher in California than in any other state. Due to the dangerous nature of these bike crashes, many collisions result in bicycle fatalities and wrongful death.
The personal injury attorneys West Coast Trial Lawyers have over 60 years of experience with personal injury cases and can maximize your insurance claim. We are always here to answer any questions you may have about bicycle accident claims and damages you may be entitled to.
When Someone Dies In A Bike Accident
Regrettably, there is no amount of money that can bring back a loved one. However, that does not mean that the ones left behind have to suffer financial loss, as well. The state of California does allow payment to victim’s spouses, but extends remuneration to parents of children and underage children.
Depending on the case, the state may allow settlements to other family members, such as grandparents, siblings, cousins and other relatives, which is determined by the distance and nature of the relationship.
Loss of consortium is a claim presented by a spouse of an injured or perished victim. This claim covers the spouse for loss of companionship, which includes:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of reputation
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial assistance
- Mental anguish