Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Deadly Texas Auto Accidents

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2012 | Truck Wrecks

Police are asking for help identifying a driver involved in a deadly San Antonio car accident. According to News 4 (WOAI), a pedestrian was killed in a hit and run crash on the West side of San Antonio, early on the morning of March 25, 2012. The accident happened as the 28-year-old woman walked on the Cupples Road exit ramp from Westbound Highway 90. The driver who hit her didn’t stop, and she was later pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. If this hit-and-run driver is identified, the family of the woman who was killed could file a wrongful death lawsuit against that person in Texas state court. Per Texas law, when someone is killed in an accident of any kind, and if they had not been killed, they would have been able to recover damages through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit, the family of the deceased has grounds for a wrongful death case against the responsible party. With the assistance of a helpful New Braunfels personal injury lawyer, the spouse or child(ren) of someone who was killed due to another person’s negligence may be able to recover monetary damages for their losses. Although this money comes nowhere close to compensating them for their loss, it can help relieve some financial stress during a very difficult time. In Texas, plaintiffs in a wrongful death case may be eligible to receive money for medical, funeral and burial expenses, as well as loss of future income, loss of inheritance, loss of support, and sometimes, punitive damages. However, Texas wrongful death claims are complex, and insurance companies are usually in a hurry to offer a modest settlement in hopes that grieving family members will quickly accept. If you’ve lost a loved one in a San Antonio car or truck wreck, contact an experienced New Braunfels wrongful death lawyer to discuss your situation.