If you’ve lost a family member due to a Dallas-area car wreck, let our accident attorneys explain the legal options available to you at no cost.
Every 12 minutes, one person will (statistically) be killed in an auto accident somewhere in the US. In 2012 alone, there were 33,561 fatalities linked to car accidents. Each and every one of these wrongful deaths have far-reaching effects for the families of the deceased individuals, as well as the community as a whole.
When someone is injured in a car accident, they will usually hire an attorney to either negotiate a reasonable settlement amount or file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation. When someone is killed, however, the responsibility falls on the decedent’s beneficiaries to hire an attorney. If the accident was caused by someone other than the decedent, you really owe it to your loved one to seek the justice they deserve. You must not let such negligence go unpunished, or this type of accident could easily occur again to another family.
Proving liability for a car crash can sometimes be straightforward. Other times, it takes experience, familiarity of relevant case law, and/or an independent investigation to fully determine. In order to successfully recover compensation, you must legally prove that the defendant owed the victim a “duty of reasonable care,” and that he breached this duty of care. This breach may have occurred as a result of speeding, driving while intoxicated, aggressive or distracted driving, etc.
In the state of Texas, wrongful death beneficiaries (those who can file a lawsuit) include the spouse, children (including adopted children) and parents (adoptive and divorced) of the deceased.
Distracted driving and fatal car accidents.
Studies show that individuals who drive while distracted by activities such as checking their phones, using their tablets or applying their makeup have been shown to be as inattentive as those who drink and drive. This cognitive impairment is one of the causes of many fatal auto accidents in Dallas. In most cases, drivers who cause the death of other road users in such a manner may be required to pay damages as well as face criminal charges where applicable.
Drunk or otherwise intoxicated drivers.
DWI accidents continue to grow despite the numerous campaigns that seek to educate people on the dangers of getting behind the wheel while inebriated. Driving after drinking alcohol can cause serious accidents due to cognitive impairment. Intoxicated drivers have slower reflexes as well as impaired judgment. They also have poor spatial awareness and have been known to fall asleep behind the wheel. In Texas, the law allows you to sue both the drunk driver, and the bar or restaurant which illegally over-served him or her alcohol. This is covered in the Texas Dram Shop Act.
Get free help today.
No matter the specific cause of the accident, individuals who cause fatal car crashes should be held responsible for their actions. If this isn’t done, there’s the potential for them to cause other accidents in the future. Call 1-877-405-4313 today and let us review the details of your case. The call is free, and we can determine the best way for you to move forward. If we are able to help you with your case, we will of course charge you nothing unless we actually win your family compensation. Don’t wait another day; call or email us right now.
Speak With a Dallas Wrongful Death Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.