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Postby Secg » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:10 am

My mother was killed in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago. She was a passenger. The driver said she popped off and hit her head. Instead of calling the police immediately he waited 5 hours.  Supposedly they called friends to come over to help. Long story short she died and everyone thought foul play. We have not gotten anything from the police after this entire time. When we ask we get the run around. He said she said. State patrol is handling it. State patrol says sheriff is handling it. We are lost. Is their anything we can do legally because of the time frame. We have not gotten anything not even the autopsy results.
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Postby Jarreth » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:08 pm

Chris-

If the motorcycle was "moving" on a public roadway or even a dirt bike trail at the time of the incident, that would be considered a motor vehicle accident. That report by the Sheriff or the State Police is a matter of public record. Your mother's autopsy is a matter of public record. If the driver was insured and for how much is a matter of public record. Therefore, all of the records should be made available to you upon request.

The statute of limitations on a civil suit against the driver is either 2 or 3 years depending on the state. We suggest you get a civil lawyer in the jurisdiction where the "accident" occurred and have him look into your behalf.

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Postby Roderik » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:08 am

My mother was killed in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago. She was a passenger. The driver said she popped off and hit her head. Instead of calling the police immediately he waited 5 hours.  Supposedly they called friends to come over to help. Long story short she died and everyone thought foul play. We have not gotten anything from the police after this entire time. When we ask we get the run around. He said she said. State patrol is handling it. State patrol says sheriff is handling it. We are lost. Is their anything we can do legally because of the time frame. We have not gotten anything not even the autopsy results.
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