When someone you love dies in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s actions, it is natural to want to seek justice for your loved one. However, proceeding with a wrongful death lawsuit is not as easy as it might seem.

In order to get the best results, you will need an experienced Boise motorcycle accident wrongful death lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates who can help you receive a fair settlement. These cases have unique nuances that separate them from normal personal injury claims, but with our help, you’ll bring your case to a successful conclusion.


Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Idaho?

No matter how much you loved the person who died as a result of the motorcycle accident, wrongful death lawsuits can only be brought to court by specific parties. This is generally limited to those closely related to the deceased.

The people who can typically sue for wrongful death in Idaho are as follows:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • The decedent’s children and stepchildren
  • Lawful heirs and personal representatives of the deceased’s estate
  • The parents of the deceased
  • Possibly other blood relatives if they were financially dependent on the deceased

However, because wrongful death cases can be complicated, there could be other instances and situations where you are able to sue. This is one of the reasons that it is best to consult with one of our attorneys before proceeding with your case.


Damages for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Generally, the kinds of damages you might be eligible for in a wrongful death case are similar to those of personal injury lawsuits, but the damages mostly relate to the deceased.

For example, if your loved one was the primary breadwinner of your household, we may be able to make a convincing case that your family has effectively lost a great deal of money because of the money your loved one would have brought in. The deceased’s future salary can be calculated and included in your claim.

Because your loved one died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident, you might be able to also seek punitive damages to punish the responsible party or compensate your family for the suffering you are going through. This can be an uphill challenge, however, and you should be aware that punitive damages are only awarded when malice or truly egregious neglect were present. In Idaho, there is even a limit on the punitive damages that can be awarded.


You Need an Experienced Idaho Motorcycle Crash Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident can be difficult, and it can be hard to move forward. A Boise motorcycle accident wrongful death lawyer who has experience in this field can lighten the load for you and help you get justice for your loved one.

Although money won’t bring back the deceased, it can help the surviving family members and possibly prevent this type of accident from happening to someone else. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we are determined to get you the compensation you deserve. Complete the form below or call our office at 1-800-404-9000 for a free consultation.