Wrongful Death & Motorcycle Accidents

Guidance from Our San Jose Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Our San Jose firm, Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, addresses motorcycle accident wrongful death claims for clients throughout Northern California. If your loved one has died in a motorcycle accident due to the irresponsibility of another person or manufacturer, you should seek legal advice from our personal injury attorneys. Contact our San Jose motorcycle accident attorney today to review your options.

Understanding Your Wrongful Death Case

Despite what you may think, the majority of motorcycle accident fatalities are not due to helmet use. Although helmet use has decreased the number of motorcycle accident deaths, a portion of the 2008 statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show:

  • 47% of motorcycle accident fatalities happened when the motorcycle crashed with another vehicle
  • 25% when it crashed into fixed objects
  • 35% of fatalities were due to speeding
  • Other noteworthy factors in wrongful deaths during 2008 were drunk drivers and unlicensed motorcyclists

A common challenge is proving who is responsible for the wrongful death. Although we cannot speak for all motorcycle accident wrongful death attorneys, we employ the latest technology to build a strong case. We will not let you down.

What Can I Expect to Receive from My Case?

We know that no amount of compensation can erase the pain and suffering you and your family have endured and will bear in the years to come. However, a lawsuit settlement can provide for you and your family's future. As an immediate family member, you have the right to sue whoever was responsible for the San Jose motorcycle accident. If the manufacturer or another entity was at fault for the wrongful death, they will be included in the lawsuit.

Damages awarded are for economic losses such as funeral costs, medical expenses, property damage, and loss of future income potential. Non-economic losses sought include pain and suffering and loss of companionship, love, affection, and service to the family.

Contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP – Call (800) 900-0863

After a tragic death, time may seem to stand still while the rest of the world is moving. Before you know it, weeks, months, and years fly by. Sadly, many families lose the opportunity to sue the responsible party because of the California statute of limitations. This statute specifies the amount of time in which family members can initiate a lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is just two years. As difficult as it may be, do not wait to seek the legal advice of an attorney.

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP provides compassionate legal advice in San Jose wrongful death cases. Let us speak for you through strategic and aggressive representation. We offer a free consultation to learn about your case and demonstrate how we can help you. Submit our online form or call us today.

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