In light of the recent tragedy that took the life of 21-year-old Emily Gagnon, the Massachusetts bicyclist killed while riding cross country in support of Multiple Sclerosis, the attorneys in our office not only wanted to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to families who have lost a loved one to fatal bike accidents, but also provide them with information on what to do when faced with a terrible situation such as this.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one from such a tragic accident can be devastating and confusing, especially at a time when all you want to focus on is remembering and celebrating their life.
That is why it can be especially hard to face the hard questions like:
- – How did the accident happen?
- – Who is responsible?
- – Were there any witnesses to the accident?
- – How do we obtain a copy of the official police investigation?
- – What do we do now?
The best thing that you can do for yourself and for your family is to give yourselves every opportunity to focus completely on each other and not on the difficult tasks surrounding the logistics of the accident. That is where an experienced bicycle accident attorney can assist you. An attorney who handles wrongful death cases on a daily basis will be able to pinpoint liability, find out who is responsible for the death and take the necessary steps to contacting the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Make sure to enlist the help of an attorney who insists on keeping all channels of communication open at all times, so that when, and only when, your grieving family is ready, you can reach out to ask questions or find out additional information. An experienced attorney will be on standby, ready and willing to help.
For more information on how an attorney can help families of fatal bicycle accident victims, we urge you to reach out to the lawyers in our office by calling 800-637-8170, filling out the online form to the right or by requesting a free copy of our book, the Ohio Wrongful Death Book, written help guide families rocked by fatal accidents.