Houston has the worst traffic in the State of Texas. It also has some of the deadliest roads in the country. In fact, Houston has been named as the deadliest major metro area in the nation for people in vehicles. There is more than one death every other day resulting from car crashes in the Houston area, and when the worst does happen car accident victims and their families need sound legal help.
Traffic Laws Don’t Always Keep Us Safe
Texas law requires drivers to operate vehicles safely and with caution. There is an obligation to follow state and local traffic laws. Even so, speeding and drunk driving make up the majority of traffic accidents in the Houston area. Even though these things are illegal, people do them anyway – and often, a collision follows.Traumatic injuries from car crashes can result in death. This severe outcome tends to be a result of injuries to the brain or spinal cord. Undiagnosed or severe internal injuries can also lead to death. In these cases, victims’ families are left with too many unanswered questions.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Help Make Families Whole Again
In Texas, immediate family members (spouse, child, or parent of the deceased) can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In these cases, damages are determined from the standpoint of the family members who lost their loved one.
The family of the deceased can be awarded survival damages including medical bill, pain and suffering, mental anguish, incapacity, disfigurement, and funeral expenses. Of course, no amount of financial compensation can replace a loved family member. But seeking out justice for the suffering you and your family have endured can provide closure and peace of mind.
Don’t Allow Insurance Companies to Take Advantage
Lawsuits are based on liability, damages, and extent of insurance coverage. After a fatal car accident, an insurance company may offer the victim’s family a settlement. But remember, their goal is to limit what they are responsible for paying. As a result, these settlements are typically far less than what is necessary to cover physical, emotional, and economic damages after a deadly accident.
Insurance companies are always looking to protect their profit. They are not out to serve you and provide you with a fair settlement offer. Let experienced lawyers conduct negotiations and hold the right parties responsible for the pain and suffering that comes from losing a loved one.
Our attorneys at Williams Hart are knowledgeable about how to sort through the aftermath of a car accident. If you were impacted by the loss of a loved on in a deadly car crash, our professional attorneys are here to help you get justice and peace. Our skilled attorneys at Williams Hart can help you make sense of your case and win the damages you deserve after an accident. Call us today for a free initial consultation – we are more than happy to take the time to discuss your potential recovery.