Understanding Your Rights After an Unthinkable Tragedy
No one expects to lose a loved one suddenly in a car accident. The loss can be unbearable and is generally something that a family is not prepared for. Alarmingly, thousands of people are killed every year in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas. Understanding your rights following this unthinkable tragedy can help you find justice and obtain financial assistance for your loss.
At the Law Office of Roy A. Boujaoude, we provide legal representation for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a car wreck. Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding, helping you through this challenging time. If you have lost a loved one in a Texas auto accident, contact our office at (713) 690-2227 for a free consultation.
Consult an Attorney
In the immediate aftermath of the loss of your loved one, likely the last thing on your mind is retaining legal counsel. The days, weeks, and months following an unexpected death can be stressful and overwhelming.
An attorney can help you understand your rights if your family member died in a car wreck that was caused by another person’s negligence. In many cases, an attorney may be able to pursue damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, compensation may be provided to help cover economic and non-economic losses.
Calculating Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
There is no amount of money that will ever compensate you for the loss of your spouse, child, or parent. A wrongful death lawsuit is designed to help ease the financial hardship created by your unimaginable loss and to hold a negligent party liable for their wrongdoing.
Damages in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Mental pain and emotional anguish
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of financial support (future earnings)
- Costs related to medical treatment
An attorney can help determine the amount of damages to ask for in a wrongful death lawsuit related to the loss of your loved one. If the death was caused by a person’s willful act, omission, or gross negligence, you might be entitled to exemplary or punitive damages.
Consider the Statute of Limitations
In Texas and all jurisdictions, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit based on the wrongful death of your loved one. Texas law requires that you file a claim within two (2) years of the date of death.
Consulting with an attorney immediately after the accident can ensure that you meet all legal deadlines. An experienced lawyer will walk you through the legal process and ensure that you receive the help you need to get through this challenging time.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Car Crash?
If your loved one died in a car wreck, contact the Law Office of Roy A. Boujaoude today for a free consultation. Call (713) 690-2227 to discuss your options with a highly qualified attorney.
Our legal team has recovered millions on behalf of clients throughout Texas. There are no fees unless we win your case. Contact our office to get started.