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Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys Explore Fatal 18 Wheeler Accidents

      Each year, thousands of innocent victims are killed in 18 wheeler accidents across the country.  18 wheelers and other massive commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, making any collision between a truck and a car potentially fatal.  Statistics show that in about 98 percent of all semi truck accidents, at least one fatality will result. 

      The emotional upheaval experienced by the family members of those killed in a fatal truck accident is tremendous.  This unanticipated loss can leave families with must anger, grief, and frustration. Some family members will want to pursue justice for their loss so that the party responsible may be held accountable for their behavior. 

      Other family members, especially minor children or a spouse, may need to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one due to the financial cost of the accident.  Both of these outcomes can be achieved through a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Primary Goals of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

      A civil wrongful death suit has two central goals:  seeking compensation for the loss of the survivor’s loved one and seeking justice against those whose negligence has claimed the life of another.  Following a fatal truck accident, family members may face economic difficulties due to the unexpected death of their loved one who all too often was a breadwinner or contributed to the home in other ways. 

      The victim’s family may find themselves struggling emotionally and mentally due to the death, and the added financial difficulties is the final burden that overwhelms the family.  A wrongful death lawsuit can provide the survivors of a fatal truck accident with much needed and deserved compensation.  Further, a sense of closure and justice will often additionally be achieved. 

Damages in a Wrongful Death 18 Wheeler Lawsuit

      There are a variety of damages available in any wrongful death suit.  Generally, damages can be divided into survival damages and wrongful death damages.  Survival damages are those financial losses experienced by the deceased truck accident victim had they lived through the accident. 

      This can include medical expenses incurred prior to death, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost income.  Only one family member will be permitted to seek these damages and they will in effect stand in the shoes of the victim to seek these damages after death.

      Wrongful death damages are intended to compensate the survivors for the losses they have experienced due to the death.  They include mental and emotional pain and suffering, funeral expenses, loss of economic support of the victim, loss of companionship, and much more. 

      Your exact right to damages will depend upon your relationship to the victim, as some survivors may be able to bring claims for loss of consortium.  Your wrongful death attorney will review all potential damages and diligently fight to see that you receive the full recovery to which you are entitled 

Zinda Law Group:  Assisting the Family Members of Those Killed in Commercial Truck Accidents  

      Massive 18 wheelers wreck havoc when they crash into far smaller passenger motor vehicles.  Death is a common result.  The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Zinda Law Group have assisted countless family members of those killed in truck accidents across the state.

      Our award winning attorney team aggressively represents the interests of the survivors of deceased truck accident victims.  Our attorneys will zealously fight for your full wrongful death award, including lost income and savings, emotional pain and suffering, psychological counseling, and loss of companionship. 

      Call Zinda Law Group toll free at 800-863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled wrongful death attorneys.

 



 

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