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Motorcycle Death Compensation: Husband killed when car collides with a motorbike

Find out in this Q&A how a wife can claim motorcycle death compensation when her husband is killed after a car collides with his motorbike; find out who can claim; what can be claimed with specialist solicitor free online help.

Motorcycle Death Compensation Claim Question

My husband was on the M6 travelling between Manchester and Birmingham in England when his motorbike was hit by a car at high speed which caused his death. The car driver has accepted that the RTA was his fault.

I have two children under the age of 10 years and my husband provided the income for the household.

I would like to know whether I am entitled to motorcycle death compensation and if so what my children and I can claim?

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Solicitor Response

To make a motorcycle death compensation claim you should consider the following factors:

Coroners Inquest

As your husband was killed in a UK fatal accident – the coroners court must be involved to confirm how the death occurred. The information relied on in the inquest can assist in your potential motorcycle death compensation claim.

See our  coroner’s inquest article which gives detailed information about what is involved in the coroner;s inquest.

Who can claim compensation for death in a motorcycle accident?

Both you, your children, potentially other family members and relatives can claim motorcycle death compensation.

See our fatal accident compensation article to see a list of all the people who are entitled to claim compensation following a fatal RTA.

Watch out – we appreciate the accident occurred in England, but should a motorcycle death occur in another jurisdiction in the UK, such as Scotland – the type of person who can claim can differ. Notably Scottish law is often more generous in fatal accident claims.

Types of fatal accident compensation you can claim

The type of motorcycle death compensation you can claim depends on the relationship and financial dependency that existed to the deceased.

There are several losses that can be claimed which include: funeral expenses, bereavement expense and dependency losses.

See our types of compensation in fatal accidents article – describing specifically the losses you and your family may be able to claim and how your solicitor can calculate the amount of compensation you should receive.

Choose a solicitor who is experienced in fatal motorbike accident claims

Fatal RTA compensation claims can be quite complex and involve large amounts of money. It is therefore very important that you have an experienced lawyer acting for you who can recover the correct amount of compensation on your behalf.

See our fatal accident solicitor article for an explanation of what you should look out for when choosing a solicitor to help you claim motorcycle death compensation.

The whole process of contacting a solicitor to help you claim fro the loss of a loved one can be daunting – hence why we offer free online and telephone legal help in the event of a fatal accident.

You can discuss the accident directly with our solicitors, ask a question or have your claim assessed.