Euless Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawyers
Nothing can fully repair the loss suffered by a loved one passing away. If you lost someone in Euless because of a car accident, you’re dealing with many deep main and distress. You might be worried about the future of your family and life ahead without the deceased loved one. We don’t want you to face this alone, and we know having a Euless wrongful death lawyer for your car accident can help.
Our attorneys approach wrongful death cases with compassion, understanding, and a listening ear for you and your family’s needs. This process is hard enough; you shouldn’t have to bear the associated costs because of negligence that wasn’t your fault. We’ll hold the liable party responsible for the pain they’ve left you with. And we’ll start with an initial consultation at NO cost to you. Call us today at 469-998-4069 or fill out the quick form to the right to get in touch and start your free consultation.
How much money can I recover in a wrongful death claim?
Under Texas law when a loved one dies, the financial recovery you receive in a wrongful death claim depends on several factors, including what the deceased did for a living and how old they were. These details matter because the main purpose of a wrongful death claim is to compensate family members for what their deceased loved one lost by not living out their normal lifespan. This includes damages like:
- Economic losses like what would have been the deceased’s future income, including bonuses, raises, or promotions.
- Non-economic losses like the deceased’s inability to participate in hobbies they loved or local events, raise children, be a spouse, travel the world, and other activities that allow us to fully live life.
Economic losses are typically larger for a loved one who was older, as a younger person would have been just starting their career versus someone reaching retirement who was earning more. For economic losses, a wrongful death lawyer will often work with an expert to estimates these losses.
There is no true way to put a definite amount on non-economic losses, and we know money can never truly repair the pain you’ve suffered from the loss. However, insurance companies use a formula as the best way to come to a financial settlement for the family.
The estate of the deceased can also recover for losses and costs of the loved one before they passed, including medical and hospital bills, costs for tests or hospice care, prescription medications, pain and suffering costs, and funeral expenses. Usually the person in charge of administering the deceased person’s estate will bring this type of claim. Once those costs have been paid, any money that remains will go to heirs of the deceased.
The goal of any good wrongful death lawyer is to make sure the insurer pays out a FAIR amount. Be aware that insurance companies will try to get you to settle for a much lower amount than your wrongful death claim is truly worth, even if you’ve suffered a terrible loss that it is obviously liable to cover. This is why consulting with a lawyer in the matter is always recommended in wrongful death cases.
Who can bring a wrongful death claim in Euless?
Only certain surviving loved ones can bring a wrongful death claim. They must be the deceased person’s:
- Or their estate
And priority goes in that order. So if the someone lost their father in an accident, they could only bring a wrongful death claim if their father didn’t have a surviving spouse. A wrongful death lawyer can consult with surviving family members if there are questions about who can make a claim and how they can proceed.
Who is negligent in a wrongful death claim?
Negligence is a form of carelessness or failure to uphold a legal duty to behave carefully and reasonably in a situation. If a driver consumes alcohol or drugs and gets behind the feel, they are being negligent by putting others in harm and exercising carelessness.
When a loved one dies in an accident, the party who whose negligence led to the accident is responsible for covering the deceased’s costs from the accident. This could be an individual person or a business or corporation. In other personal injury claims where the victim lives, the victim themselves would bring a claim against the liable party. They would claim damages for costs like treatment of injuries. When someone has passed away from an accident, negligence is applicable in the same way except the claim is made by a loved one.
The loved ones making a claim on behalf of the deceased would bring it against the party who was negligent and their insurance company. In a wrongful death claim, the liable person or company is responsible for paying for the damages.
Negligence in a wrongful death claim can include situations like:
- Traffic accidents
- DUI accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Manufacturing defects in products or medical devices
- Harm from prescription drugs
- Food safety and handling errors
- And more
Compared with other personal injury claims, wrongful death claims are often more complicated. Since the main witness of the accident (the deceased) isn’t able to give their side of the story, liability and the amount of suffering can be harder to prove. Experts are needed to truly help demonstrate how the accident and injuries occurred and what the victim may have been feeling at the end of their life.
Calculations for damages, such as future wages, are also challenging. This makes loved ones vulnerable to much lower financial recovery than they’re actually owed. Having a legal professional who knows wrongful death cases can make a big difference in how much you win.
Work with a Euless Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawyer Now
Our wrongful death lawyers are uniquely trained and qualified to handle these delicate and complex cases. We fight for the remaining loved ones to build a strong case that shows the full picture of what you lost and what you deserve. We’d love to speak with you about your situation and how we can help during a completely free consultation. Call us at 469-998-4069 or fill out the quick form to the right, and we’ll get started fighting for you.