Wrongful Death Car Accidents

Always on Your Side in Your Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one in a car accident can be one of the most devastating events in a person's life. Knowing that the accident could have been prevented with a little additional care undoubtedly adds to the hurt and confusion surrounding these events. However, this is your key to holding the negligent party accountable and maximizing your recovery.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we can provide the legal support you need during this difficult time. Our car accident attorneys in Texas City will pursue all available avenues to obtain full and fair settlement for your losses. We will handle all legal aspects of your case, including accident investigation, insurance company negotiations and representation at trial, if necessary.

We are proactive, aggressive and always on your side, working exclusively in your best interests. Our firm has served victims from Galveston to Houston since 1970.

The Texas Survival Statute

One way in which families can pursue legal claims against negligent drivers is through the Texas Survival Statute. This legislation allows surviving family members to collect compensation for many of the same damages covered by personal injury lawsuits, including:

  • Victims' medical bills prior to death
  • Damage to property
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral costs

The settlement amounts collected from the responsible parties are added to the estate of the deceased individual. This can help provide added financial support for surviving family members after the death of a loved one.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits After a Car Accident

Wrongful death suits can be initiated in conjunction with Texas Survival Statute cases or as stand-alone legal actions. These lawsuits can be brought only by surviving spouses, children or parents of the deceased individual.

Allowable damages in wrongful death cases generally include:

  • Loss of financial support and future earnings of the deceased
  • Survivors' pain, suffering and grief
  • Medical costs incurred on behalf of the deceased by the survivors
  • Employment benefits lost upon the victim's death
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses

Our team of experienced wrongful death personal injury attorneys will work diligently to achieve the highest possible settlement for your case. We will examine every aspect of the accident to determine fault and to hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligent actions.

Time Is of the Essence

Although mitigating factors may extend the period available for filing suit in personal injury or wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations for these cases is typically two years or less. Consulting promptly with our team can allow you to protect your legal rights while ensuring that you and your family receive the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.

We can help you level the playing field to ensure the best possible outcome. Please call Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers at 409-359-4865 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.