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How Can a Wrongful Death Claim Benefit the Family of a Truck Crash Victim?

Posted on in Commercial Truck Crashes

Houston truck crash lawyerTragically, many car accidents involving large commercial trucks are deadly. Even more tragically, many fatal truck accidents are preventable. If you have lost a spouse, parent, child, or another close family member in a truck crash, you know first-hand just how devastating these accidents can be. You may be interested in exploring your legal options but are unsure of whether taking legal action is the right step. Read on to learn about the potential benefits of filing a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one in a truck crash in Texas.

Seeking Justice for a Loved One Killed by Negligence

The word “negligence” is a legal term used to describe irresponsible or reckless behavior that causes injury to someone. Many truck accidents are caused by the negligent actions of one or more parties. Fatal truck crashes may be caused by negligence in the form of:

  • Intoxicated driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Trucking company shortcuts or oversights
  • Negligent design or manufacture of truck parts
  • Improper loading and securement of truck cargo
  • Negligent road design or maintenance

If another party’s careless or unlawful actions led to your loved one’s death. A wrongful death claim may be the best way to hold that party accountable for your family’s tragic loss.

Pursuing Financial Compensation for Damages

The death of a loved one does not only cause tremendous grief and suffering, but it can also lead to considerable financial hardship. Consider the example of a parent who loses his or her spouse in a truck wreck. That parent is now left to raise the children without the spouse’s support while simultaneously facing massive financial costs resulting from the death.

Through a wrongful death claim, you may be able to secure financial compensation for the damages resulting from the crash. You could be compensated for:

  • The costs of any medical treatment your loved one received between the truck crash and his or her death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of your loved one’s income
  • Loss of your loved one’s companionship, love, care, or consortium
  • Lost inheritance suffered by the children of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering caused by the untimely death

Financial compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can never fully make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, monetary damages can lessen a grieving family’s financial hardship and provide them with a sense of justice.

Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

At the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we are committed to helping victims of negligence seek justice and financial compensation for their damages. Harris County personal injury attorney Shane Kadlec is a skilled negotiator and tenacious litigator. He and the rest of our legal team can help you understand your legal options and assert your rights. Call us today at 281-643-2000 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

Source:

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/docs/cp/htm/cp.71.htm

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