A car crash can cause serious injuries and sometimes those injuries can result in death. If your loved one passed away in a fatal car accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence is to blame, we can help you try and make things right. A Corpus Christi, Texas wrongful death lawyer can build a case and help you hold that guilty party responsible for the harm that they have caused.

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death After a Fatal Car Accident?

Not every family member of the deceased can sue for wrongful death after a fatal car accident. What usually happens is that one person will file a claim on behalf of the family. The surviving spouse usually gets first priority, with the deceased’s children and then the deceased’s parents getting the right to file a claim.

What Do I Need to Prove After a Fatal Car Accident?

When you sue for wrongful death after a fatal car accident, you have to show that the other driver was neglectful and that this neglect led to the crash, your loved one’s injuries, and their death. This can be difficult to do, which is why we recommend hiring an attorney who can help you build your case.

What Kind of Damages Can I Win After a Fatal Car Accident?

There are many types of damages that can be won after a fatal car accident suit. Most plaintiffs who win their cases can expect to walk away with compensation that helps make up for:

  • The cost of medical care for their deceased loved one
  • The wages that their loved one would have contributed to a household
  • The cost of the funeral and burial
  • A loss of companionship or guidance
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological trauma
  • The pain and suffering of the deceased and their family members

In some cases, the family member of the deceased can ask for punitive damages. These are reserved for situations in which the behavior of the person who caused the fatal car accident was particularly careless or reckless. For example, you may be able to ask for punitive damages if the driver who caused the crash was drunk. They knew that drunk driving was negligent and that they could endanger others, but they did it anyway.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer from our firm will do everything that they can to build an effective case against the driver who caused the fatal car accident. They can gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and negotiate with other involved parties on your behalf. We cannot make any promises, but you can be positive that we will help you fight for the best possible outcome at every turn.

Talk to an Attorney Today

When you are ready to move forward with a wrongful death suit, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and take a closer look at your case. If we think that we can help you, we’ll get right to work on building your case and holding any negligent parties responsible for this accident and the death of your loved one.