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My Family Member Died in a Commercial Truck Crash. Now What?

Posted on in Wrongful Death

Corpus Christi injury attorneysAnyone who suffered the sudden death of a close relative knows just how devastating it can be. Losing a loved one is exceptionally tragic when the death was preventable. If your spouse, parent, child, or other family member died in a truck collision, you may be shocked and unsure of what to do.

Texas law allows immediate family members to sue when another party’s negligent or wrongful actions causes the death of their loved one. A truck crash wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, but it may provide the financial compensation you need while holding the at-fault party accountable for the terrible tragedy.

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Cases in Texas

The term “wrongful death” refers to a death caused by reckless conduct, neglect, unlawful actions, or negligent failure to act. Wrongful death lawsuits are similar to personal injury lawsuits, but they are brought on the deceased person’s behalf by another individual. In Texas, a surviving spouse, parent, or child may bring a wrongful death claim. If there are no immediate family members, the executor of the deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death claim.

Seeking Justice and Pursuing Financial Damages After a Fatal Truck Accident

Nothing can make up for the preventable death of a family member. However, a wrongful death lawsuit may benefit you and your family in several ways. First, wrongful death claims allow the surviving family to hold the at-fault party responsible for the harm they caused. The at-fault party may be the trucking company, the driver, the owner of the truck, or even a manufacturing company. Secondly, a wrongful death claim may allow for the recovery of damages. The sudden loss of a loved one can have profound financial consequences. Medical bills and funeral costs resulting from a fatal wreck can reach staggering amounts. You may also be left figuring out how to make ends meet without your loved one’s income.

Damages in a fatal truck accident claim often include medial and funeral expenses, lost income, and the loss of the deceased person’s services. You may also be entitled to compensation for the non-financial harm caused by the fatal crash including loss of the deceased person’s companionship and pain and suffering.

Contact a Corpus Christi Truck Crash Lawyer

If your loved one passed away in a truck accident, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable and recover compensation for damages through a wrongful death action. To learn more, contact the skilled, compassionate Texas wrongful death attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm. Call us at 361-698-7600 for a free, confidential consultation.

 

Source:

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CP/htm/CP.71.htm

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