A Compassionate Fort Worth Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
Losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a loved one in a car accident, with no time to prepare or say goodbye, is devastating. You’re left to grieve and to find ways to rebuild your life. We can help.
The Fort Worth car accident attorneys at Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law have been there for many families who have lost loved ones in fatal car crashes. We will stand up for your family’s rights in these dark times and advocate for the compensation you need and deserve.
Understanding fatal car accidents and Texas wrongful death claims
If your loved one died in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, you have grounds for a wrongful death claim under Texas law. A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim, but it is made on behalf of a person who died. In general, wrongful death claims can be filed by the surviving spouse, children or parents of the deceased person, or by the personal representative of the estate.
Some of the damages (financial compensation) that can be included in a such a claim are:
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of care, services, support, advice and counsel that the deceased person would have provided
- Loss of love, companionship and society
- Lost inheritance
- Mental and emotional anguish, pain and suffering
- In some cases, exemplary (punitive) damages
It may seem strange to ask for financial compensation in the wake of a death. After all, money can’t bring your loved one back. But financial compensation can help to provide for the people left behind. For example, if the person who died was the primary caretaker for children, a wrongful death claim can provide money to allow the surviving parent to stay home with the children.
In addition, a wrongful death claim can provide a significant degree of closure for your family by holding the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s death. It also serves to discourage future negligent behavior and helps to prevent other Texas families from suffering similar losses.
Contact a compassionate car accident attorney today
We would be honored to meet with you for a free and confidential consultation. There’s absolutely no obligation – we just want to help you understand your legal rights and options. Contact us online or call today to schedule your free consultation. You won’t meet with a case manager; you’ll talk to an experienced car accident lawyer about your case.