Fatal Car Accidents
Auto accidents are the leading cause of serious injuries in San Antonio and the rest of Texas. In addition to causing very severe injuries, auto accidents frequently result in death. We understand that losing a loved one in an auto accident is a very traumatic experience. While it’s never easy to lose someone you love, the unexpected nature of auto accidents can make this loss even more overwhelming.
Dealing With the Aftermath of Fatal Car Accidents
Not only can a fatal car accident cause immense grief for that individual’s loved ones, but the sudden nature of this event can leave a family with a lot of unanswered questions. For example, if the person who passes away in this kind of accident was the primary income provider for a spouse and children, those dependents may be completely unsure of what they’re going to do as they try to move forward.
Even though legal matters aren’t the first thoughts that come to someone’s mind during this challenging time, the loved ones of a fatal auto accident victim do have rights. Ensuring those rights are protected can be done by contacting a San Antonio injury lawyer. Speaking with an attorney can give a victim’s family an understanding of what remedies may be available to help ease the financial and emotional burden created by this tragic event.
One of the most common questions people have about wrongful death claims is if they’re linked to criminal action. The answer to that question is usually no. In fact, it can still be possible for the family of a fatal car accident victim to pursue civil action in the form of a wrongful death claim even if a driver has been cleared of all criminal charges. Plenty of families opt to pursue this type of claim in the hopes that a driver will be held responsible for their negligent actions.
The Basics of the Wrongful Death Claim Process
In the case of a wrongful death claim that’s filed after a fatal auto accident, the claim will usually be targeted at the driver who was responsible for the accident. Depending on the specifics of the case, a claim may seek fair compensation for pain and suffering, funeral expenses, medical expenses, and lost wages.
When this type of claim is filed, it’s not uncommon for the insurance company that’s involved to attempt to settle the claim for the lowest amount possible. Keeping a victim’s loved ones from being pressured into taking less than they rightfully deserve is one of the key reasons why it’s important to have a reputable San Antonio law firm involved in this process.
Speak With a Caring and Understanding San Antonio Attorney
At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, we understand the shock and grief that go along with losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. If you want to learn more about what rights you have in regards to a potential legal claim, you can count on our law firm to treat you with the respect you deserve. Call us today for a confidential, free consultation.
Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.