Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing someone you love in a bicycle crash caused by another person's negligence can be especially devastating. Sadly, a number of Tennessee bicyclists are killed each year in accidents with cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
If your spouse, child, or parent died in a bicycle crash, you might have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim and fight for compensation for related losses. At Griffith Injury Law, our exceptional attorneys can investigate your case to identify the appropriate party to name as the defendant in your lawsuit. Potentially liable parties may include negligent motorists, manufacturers of defective vehicle or bicycle parts, commercial trucking companies or truck owners, and government entities responsible for the safe design and maintenance of roads.
Tennessee gives the surviving spouse the first right to file a wrongful death claim. In the absence of a surviving spouse, that right transfers to the following individuals, in this order:
- The victim's surviving children
- The personal representative for the victim's estate
- The victim's surviving parent or parents (if the victim was dependent on parental support at the time of death)
- The administrator of the victim's estate (if the victim was a dependent when they died)
Our attorneys can help you fight for compensation for damages the victim could have recovered if they'd survived the fatal accident, as well as economic and non-economic losses your family incurred as a result of your loved one's untimely death. Depending on the facts of the case, you may be able to collect compensation for:
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Wages lost and expenses incurred as a result of the death
- Wages and benefits the victim would have likely earned during their lifetime
- Physical and mental suffering your family endured
- Loss of the victim's love, companionship, guidance, and support
- Additional losses
Talk to Us About Your Case
If your relative was killed in a bicycle crash they didn't cause, contact Griffith Injury Law to schedule a free, initial consultation to discuss your legal rights and options for compensation. While no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, a settlement or monetary award can alleviate much of the financial stress associated with this type of unexpected loss.