San Antonio Woman Killed In Head-on Bexar County Crash
According to a report from Fox San Antonio a woman was recently killed in a tragic Bexar County collision. The car accident occurred in the southwest end of the county and forced highway authorities to close down the 1604 loop to traffic in both directions. According to deputies at the accident scene an SUV travelling in the southbound direction veered into oncoming traffic and struck the woman’s car head on. The accident is heartbreaking for all parties involved. It is difficult to think about legal matters soon after the death of a loved one, but it is also crucial to contact an experienced and compassionate San Antonio wrongful death attorney as soon possible.
Texas Wrongful Death Compensation
A wrongful death claim, as authorized by the Texas Wrongful Death Act, provides survivors of the victim an avenue for justice. In Texas, often wrongful death claims are brought alongside something known as a survival action claim. Put simply, a survival action claim allows survivors to collect all the damages the deceased would have been entitled to if they had survived the accident. This typically includes any medical and funeral expenses. But, the wrongful death claim also allows for the survivors to collect additional compensation. Car accident wrongful death compensation can include:
- Loss of companionship, love, comfort, and mental suffering;
- Loss of benefits, for example health insurance, due to the death;
- Financial loss such as the deceased’s future earnings and savings;
- and, in some cases, such as deaths caused by DWI accidents, punitive damages.
Full compensation is deserved after a death from a car accident, and an experienced Texas wrongful death attorney can determine all the forms of compensation for which you are eligible.
Wrongful Death Claim Eligibility
In Texas, three categories of relative are eligible to file wrongful death claims.
Any one of those parties may file a wrongful death claim on their own, or they may join together and file the claim collectively. If none of those parties choose to file a claim, then the estate of the deceased will be given the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim. Adult children are eligible to file on behalf of their parents. Also, legally adopted children may file on behalf of their parents and vice versa.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Attorney
The loss of a loved one is a car accident is absolutely soul crushing. It is hard to accept that your loved one is gone because of the negligent actions of another party. It is also common to want to focus on your family and not think about legal issues immediately after the accident. Unfortunately, the law moves fast, so it is strongly in your interest to contact an experienced Texas wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Let your attorney focus on the case so you can keep your attention on your family and friends. Please do not hesitate to contact the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos today to learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation.