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Wrongful Death: Car Accident Claims

      Each year, over 30,000 families will say goodbye too soon to their loved one killed in a fatal car accident.  Losing a loved one to a car accident is devastating.  The grief and feelings of loss that accompany the death are hard enough.  On top of this, many families will struggle with the financial implications of the death. 

      It is crucial that the survivors of deceased car accident victims select an attorney with experience in the field who will seek compensation for all damages related to the loss so that you can return to taking care of yourself.  This will generally include recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. 

      If your family member has been killed in a car accident, it is important that you make the informed decisions that will best serve you and your family.  You need to understand the process necessary to protect your rights as related to the wrongful death of your loved one so that you can take the appropriate actions as soon as possible after the accident.

Statute of Limitations

      Every state sets a specific time limit on the amount of time you are allowed to file a wrongful death claim.  This is known as the statute of limitations.  In Texas, that time limit is two years from the date of your loved one’s death. 

      If you fail to file your wrongful death suit within this time frame, you risk forever losing the right to do so.  Further, in Texas, if the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased do not bring the action within three months of the fatal car accident, the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate will have the right to bring the action. 

Protecting the Rights of a Fatal Car Accident Victim’s Family

      There are several important factors to consider in protecting the rights of the family members of a fatal car accident victim.  These include:

  • Police investigation: The police will provide an initial opinion as to negligence in the fatal car accident.  Unfortunately, your loved one is no longer present to provide his or her account of the accident.  Police can wrongful blame the victim for an accident, and it may be necessary for your attorney to employ an accident reconstruction expert to fully examine the crash.
  • Secure records: It is important that your attorney secure all relevant records as soon as possible after the accident.  This may include witness statements, medical records, and much more.
  • Insurance company response: The insurance company may aggressively attempt to force an early settlement to avoid far larger liability.  Your attorney should be well versed in dealing with forceful insurers.
  • Witness statements: As time passes, witness recollections can fade or become less accurate.  As such, it is critical that your attorney gather witness statements as soon as possible after the accident so that their accuracy is without a doubt. 

Zinda Law Group:  Zealous Representation for the Survivors of Fatal Car Accident Victims

      Fatal car accidents claim the lives of tens of thousands each year.  The Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys at Zinda Law Group have assisted survivors of car accident victims for decades.  We offer the experienced and dedicated assistance you need to achieve the results you desire. 

      Our attorneys will aggressively 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.