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Accident Injury Lawyers – Wrongful Death

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Accident Injury Lawyers – Wrongful Death

What Surviving Family Members Must Know if their Loved one Suffered Wrongful Death as a Passenger in an Auto Wreck

An essential trait found in a good personal injury or wrongful death attorney is a refined ability to properly account for, and calculate ALL of the damages that a civil litigant is entitled to. Our lawyers thoroughly appraise every case in order to maximize its potential value in filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving family members after the wrongful negligence-related death of a loved one.

Two primary goals lie at the heart of such lawsuits. The plaintiff’s lawyer must secure adequate financial compensation to the family of the deceased and prevent such future accidents by bringing charges against all negligent parties. Under Texas civil law, defendants who are not held legally accountable for a death under criminal law can be held fiscally accountable for deaths they may have caused through a civil lawsuit for damages. More info on this website

Surviving family members in wrongful death lawsuits can win the same types of damages we have already outlined for accident victims who do not die. But these traditional injury damages can be awarded in addition to supplementary wrongful death damages that are rightfully due to the surviving family members whose loved one dies as a passenger in a car accident: such as pain and suffering by the deceased family victim as well as that suffered by the surviving family members.

In Texas, only spouses, children, parents, and, in rare cases, dependent siblings are allowed to seek wrongful death damages in most car accident cases. These damages may include the victim’s medical expenses prior to the death, funeral expenses, loss of future monetary support the deceased victim would have provided to his or her family, compensation for mental and emotional trauma as well as the emotional loss of the unique familial love that the deceased victim’s family will no longer receive.

The closest living relative may purse survival damage compensation, with the spouse typically being the first one who can rightfully claim such damages. If there is no spouse (in most cases ex-spouses cannot file) the right to file for survival damages then passes to the oldest child (oldest first). If there are no living children, the next in line are the deceased victim’s parents and finally, fellow siblings.

A wrongful death suit is the only way to bring those who caused the death of your loved one to full civil justice. But it is not unusual for some of the laws governing wrongful death to overlap with other, more general damages, making the issue of appropriate compensation quite complicated at times. This is why you need assistance by an experienced wrongful death auto accident lawyer to win the fair compensation you seek, be it through a settlement or a civil trial.

Put our years of experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can secure from your auto injury case, call our Law Firm now for a free consultation and find out how we can help you recover the full fair value of the damages you have suffered through the negligence of another driver.

Please note, the Carabin Shaw Law Office has moved to 875 E Ashby # 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212

By | 2023-08-23T19:42:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2023|car accident, wrongful death|0 Comments

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