Every year, many Texas residents suffer injuries in automobile accidents. Sadly, some of them ultimately pass away, leaving their loved ones dealing with emotional losses they struggle to fill and financial losses they may find difficult to pay. In the time between the accident and the victim’s death, they too often experience severe pain and suffering. Thankfully, state laws allow surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses and those losses suffered by the victims.
Applicable legal claims
If your loved one’s accident was the result of another person’s negligence, you may seek relief for your losses by filing legal claims in civil court. There are two types of claims potential available to you. They are survivorship and wrongful death claims.
Wrongful death claims you file to seek compensation for your losses. Survivorship claims you file on behalf of your loved one. It is to cover any medical expenses and emotional and physical pain they endured in the last hours, days, weeks or years of their life following the crash.
You only have so much time to file any legal claims that may apply to your case — thanks to statutes of limitation laws. If you aren’t sure if you have a case, there is a way to find out. Legal counsel can review the details of the event and help you determine if pursuing civil claims is appropriate in your situation. To learn more about how an experienced attorney can be of assistance to you and what to you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.