The loss of a child, spouse, or parent can bring on tremendous emotional distress and anxiety. If your family member was among the hundreds of people killed every year on Mesquite, TX roads and highways because of someone else’s negligent actions, the pain of that sudden loss may have left you coping with emotional stress alongside complex legal and financial issues.
You don’t have to carry the burden of all of those challenges alone. An experienced personal injury attorney committed to justice may be able to help you file a wrongful death claim and collect compensation for incurred medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses, and other damages.
Contact Fielding Law to learn more about your legal rights and options after losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident. Schedule your free consultation at a time and location convenient for you. Call 877-880-4090, start a live chat, or fill out the online evaluation form. There is no risk in talking to us, as we charge no fees unless you win.
According to a recent annual crash report from the Mesquite, TX Department of Motor Vehicles, 3,896 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents. The majority of these tragic fatal accidents were caused by negligence or human error that could have been prevented.
The following are some common causes of fatal car accidents:
If you lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, an attorney may be able to help you file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim is a lawsuit that survivors file when a family member was killed due to the negligence or misconduct of someone else.
State laws dictate who is able to sue for compensation in wrongful death cases. In the State of Mesquite, TX, only the following parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit:
Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within 2 years of the date the deceased passed away. However, if qualifying family members do not file a claim within 3 months of the victim’s death, the representative of the deceased’s person’s estate has the right to file a claim.
Due to the time limits, surviving family members should contact a Mesquite, TX car accident attorney as soon as possible after a loved one’s death. Fielding Law has the resources to meet the deadlines on time.
Has your family experienced considerable losses as a result of a fatal accident and wrongful death of a loved one? One obstacle that your family may encounter in their fight for compensation is related to liability insurance limits.
In a wrongful death claim, as well as in other personal injury claims, any potential compensation for the injured party comes from the at-fault party’s liability insurance. Liability insurance policies usually have limits up to which the insurer is obliged to pay the compensation.
For example, according to Texas State law, each driver must hold a valid liability insurance policy with the following minimum coverage:
In practical terms, this means that if your loved one died in a fatal car accident, your family may only be able to recover up to $30,000 in compensation.
Insurance coverage limits often mean that the bereaved family may not be compensated for all their economic and non-economic losses. That’s why our Fielding Law fatal accident attorneys use proven strategies to maximize your family’s compensation.
Some strategies include:
A wrongful death claim allows survivors to pursue damages that the deceased could have pursued if they had survived the car accident that led to their fatal injuries. Recoverable damages may include:
The loss of a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident can leave survivors looking for answers as to what happened and whether the incident could have been prevented. The sad reality is that the majority of fatal car accidents are a direct result of driver negligence and could have been avoided if Mesquite, TX traffic laws had been better followed.
The compassionate attorneys at our personal injury law firm understand that no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one. However, you should be able to grieve without having to worry about medical bills, funeral expenses, and how you’re going to financially support yourself from now on.
Schedule an at-home or virtual visit with an experienced member of our legal team today. Our car accident lawyers can help you recover the losses that the fatal accident has cost you.
Schedule a free case consultation today by calling 877-880-4090 or completing the online information form. You pay nothing out of pocket, and we don’t charge you a dime unless we win your case.