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If you lost a loved one in an accident, what are your options?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating. If the negligent or reckless actions of another person robbed you of a lifetime with a family member, it is both unfair and infuriating. While nothing can reverse what happened to your family, it may be possible to seek compensation for your losses and your emotional duress associated with the fatal accident.

Through a wrongful death civil claim, grieving Texas families can hold the appropriate parties accountable for their losses. If you believe that you may have grounds for this specific course of action, you may find it useful to first seek a complete evaluation of your case. When it comes to securing the recompense you deserve, you have no time to lose in seeking the full protection of your interests.

How do I know if this is the right choice for me?

Simply losing a loved one in an accident is not necessarily the only prerequisite for moving forward with a wrongful death claim. You must have evidence that another party is liable for the death, such as the driver of the at-fault vehicle. Before you initiate the process of filing a claim, it is important to evaluate whether or not you have evidence and documentation for the following:

  • The loss of a loved one in an unexpected fatal event
  • Negligent, reckless behavior or intentionally harmful actions caused the death
  • The financial suffering of your family as a result of the death

Additionally, you must also name one person to act on behalf of the decedent's estate and his or her remaining family members. A car accident is not the only valid reason for a wrongful death claim, but also medical malpractice, fatal accidents caused by occupational hazards, criminal activity and more. Important evidence could deteriorate or disappear over time, and taking quick action to build a strong claim could be beneficial for the success of your case.

A better future for your family

The unexpected loss of a loved one can bring more than just grief. It can bring financial suffering, loss of companionship, loss of income and much more. Seeking rightful compensation is not just about your immediate needs, but it is about seeking an amount that truly reflects your long-term losses as well.

A thorough evaluation of your case can help you understand what options are available to you and your family, including the possibility of moving forward with a wrongful death claim.

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