Houston Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
Have you lost your father, mother, son, daughter or loved one in a fatal car accident? Our Texas law firm specializes in wrongful death cases and will fight on behalf of your family.
One of the first questions people ask when they lose a loved one in a tragic accident is Why? or How could this happen?
When a father, mother, son, daughter or other loved one is taken from you so unexpectedly, the feeling of loss can lead you to search for a reason why such a tragedy occurred. If the answer to this question is negligence by another individual or company, then the concept of wrongful death comes into play.
A wrongful death claim is a personal injury lawsuit filed by a surviving family member or dependent with the strict intention of making them "whole again" for their loss through financial compensation paid by the individual or party responsible for the death of their loved one. With a car accident death reported every 12 minutes in the U.S., fatal traffic accidents are by far the most prevalent type of wrongful death case.
Our experienced Houston wrongful death lawyers understand that you have questions and we're here to provide answers. With 20 years of legal experience, Texas wrongful death attorney Neal Davis has served hundreds of families in Houston and across Texas by helping them obtain justice in their case and move on with their lives.
We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family.
Let us help you begin to heal by seeking compensation for negligence. Contact us today.
Causes of Fatal Car Accidents
While the number of car crashes has steadily increased in recent years, the percentage of deadly accidents has decreased. This decline is primarily attributed to improved new car safety technology such as airbag placement, construction, crumple zones and other features.
However, fatal car accidents continue to be a common occurrence, and these statistics mean little to the family of someone who has been killed in a car crash.
The most common causes for fatal car accidents include:
Deadly Car Accident Damages
While no amount of money will ever replace the loss experienced in the wake of a fatal car accident, filing a wrongful death claim can ensure that you and your family are financially cared for so that you can focus on grieving and healing. In the state of Texas, wrongful death settlements aim to compensate the victim's family for costs arising due to the person's death and for the loss of financial support they would have had if their loved one were still alive.
If negligence is proven, grieving individuals and families may seek compensation for the following wrongful death damages in a fatal traffic accident case:
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Medical costs for past treatment
- Loss of future projected income and earnings
- Loss of companionship/consortium (spouse)
- Loss of love and care (children/dependent)
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Who can file a car accident wrongful death claim?
Texas wrongful death law states that a wrongful death claim can only be filed by a close relative of the deceased. This person must be spouse, parent or child of the deceased. A child may file a claim for a deceased parent even if they are over the age of 18.
Siblings and grandparents of the deceased are not allowed to file a wrongful death claim in Texas. Any eligible family members may file cases individually or jointly. If no spouse, parents or children file a wrongful death claim within three months of the death, then an estate executor may file a claim on the family's behalf.
Contact a Houston Wrongful Death Traffic Accident Attorney Today
Winning a case for car accident wrongful death relies on successfully proving negligence on the part of the at-fault party. Personal injury attorneys accomplish this by examining the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, tallying up the evidence, re-creating the crash and negotiating with insurers. Therefore, it is very important that you contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible if you think you may have a case. When it comes to these types of cases, the sooner the better.
Houston auto accident and wrongful death attorney Neal Davis has the expertise, background and reputation needed to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. We understand that pursuing a wrongful death claim is a big step, especially during this difficult time in your life.
We'll guide you through the entire process and fight to make sure your family receives maximum recovery for your loss. Plus, thanks to our No Fee Unless We Win Guarantee, you don't have don't have to worry about paying one penny for our expert services unless we win.
Contact us for a free consultation if your spouse, child or loved one lost their life in a: