Waco Fatal Auto Accident Lawyer
When someone dies in an auto accident, it is devastating for their family. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported 36,000 highway fatalities with passenger cars, light trucks, and vans representing over 60% of the fatalities. Pedestrians and motorcycles represent another 30% of fatalities on the highway. A road accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. If your family member is killed in an auto accident, determining the cause of the accident is a very important step to recover any damages for the death of your loved one. A fatal car accident attorney at Craft Law Firm can help you.
- We handle cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death in transportation and workplace incidents.
- We believe each case is the most important event in each of our client’s lives. We understand that. We live it with the client, and we treat it accordingly.
- Our goal is to welcome each client as part of our Craft Law Firm family both during and after their cases and help them navigate what has become the new normal in their lives.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal auto accident, we can help. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so we never charge a fee unless we win. Call 713-225-0500 today for a free and confidential case evaluation with a Waco car accident attorney.
Causes of Fatal Auto Accidents
Auto accidents can be attributed to the driver, the vehicle, environmental factors, or other critical reasons. Over 90% of auto accidents are attributed to drivers – speeding, driving while intoxicated, sleeping, and illegal maneuvers on the road. When a person is killed in an auto accident, the cause of the accident will determine what legal action can be taken.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one is killed in an auto accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused the accident. Although the person responsible may face criminal prosecution for their actions, they can still be sued for wrongful death.
Every state has its own rules about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. A Waco wrongful death lawyer can help you understand the rules and procedures that apply to your situation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Typically, spouses, children, and parents of unmarried children can act as representatives of the deceased and file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one. Every state has their own rules about who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important to have an experienced fatal car accident attorney who knows the rules in your state to guide you through the process of getting compensation for the death of your loved one. Craft Law Firm has litigated on behalf of clients in more than 30 states. We can help you with your case.
Types of Compensation
If successful, you may recover economic and non-economic damages from the person or entity responsible for the death of your loved one. Economic damages include things like medical and funeral expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and loss of support and income. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, although some states limit the amount of non-economic damages that can be recovered. If the deceased survived briefly after the accident, you may also maintain a survival action, which allows you to recover compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering before dying. Putting a value on some of the damages you are entitled to requires the input of an expert economist, which lawyers have access to.
Waco Fatal Car Accident Attorney
If your family member was killed in a fatal auto accident, call us at 713-225-0500 for a free consultation. A Waco personal injury lawyer will assess your case and advise you on the options available to get compensation for the death of your loved one.