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Who can be sued for wrongful death in Virginia after a fatal motorcycle crash?

When someone dies in a motorcycle accident they didn't cause, Virginia law allows the personal representative or executor of the deceased's estate to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.

Potentially liable parties in a Virginia motorcycle crash wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit may include motorists or truck drivers who drove carelessly, manufacturers who designed or marketed dangerous or defective vehicle components, mechanics who failed to make appropriate repairs, and local municipalities if a government vehicle or poorly designed or maintained roads caused the accident.

If someone you loved died in a motorcycle crash they didn't cause and you're the executor of their estate, determining who to name as the defendant in your wrongful death lawsuit can be difficult. Fortunately, there's help. The experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys at MacDowell Law Group can assist you in understanding your legal rights and exploring your options for compensation.

How Hiring an Experienced Attorney Helps Your Wrongful Death Claim

When you hire MacDowell Law Group to represent you in your wrongful death lawsuit, we'll conduct a thorough investigation into the motorcycle accident that took your loved one's life. This can include gathering the essential evidence needed to prove fault and support the claim for damages. We can help you navigate each and every step of the legal process: handling communications between you and the other side's insurers or defense lawyers, preventing you from making common case-damaging mistakes, and maximizing the value of your claim.

Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?

If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Fairfax, Virginia personal injury law office at 703.277.2811 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients throughout Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia and look forward to helping you.

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