Our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys recently filed a lawsuit for a client whose husband was tragically killed in an Indiana motorcycle accident. The accident occurred on SR 9 S in Washington Township, Indiana. As the decedent was in the process of legally passing on the left of a motor vehicle travelling slowly in front of him, the motor vehicle veered into the passing lane and clipped the motorcycle. This sent the motorcycle into a guard rail on the side of the road and killed him.
The owner and registrant of the motor vehicle was insured by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. Under Michigan law, this insurer is responsible to provide survivors loss benefits to our client, as the decedent's spouse. These benefits include the loss of the decedent's contributions of tangible things of economic value, such as his wages, and also include payment for the loss of the household services he would provide and his funeral expenses.
Our client suffered the loss of her husband's wages, the loss of his services around the house, and also was required to pay funeral expenses on his behalf.
The survivors loss lawsuit seeks damages from the insurance company for these benefits which were prompted due to the death of her husband in the accident. The case was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
If someone you know was tragically killed in a Michigan motorcycle accident, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers to see how we can help you file your survivor loss benefit claim. Under Michigan law, surviving family members are legally able to attain these benefits as long as they file the claim within three years of the accident. Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys about your case. We have successfully obtained survivor loss benefits on behalf of our clients, and we can do the same for you. Call now for your free consultation.