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What Are My Rights if My Loved One Died in a Fatal Truck Accident in Texas?

If your loved one died as a result of a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Texas law allows eligible family members to pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered due to the death of their loved one.

In the U.S., the following trucking companies have the most accidents, and are deemed the most dangerous:

  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • Swift Transportation, Inc.
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Averitt
  • XPO Logistics Freight
  • Estes Express Lines
  • Schneider National Carriers
  • JB Hunt Transportation

In truck accidents, multiple parties may be liable for the accident and resulting damages, including the truck driver, the trucking company, maintenance providers, and manufacturers of defective truck parts. Our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys can thoroughly investigate who is responsible for the accident and seek compensation from all liable parties.

We can help you navigate the complexities of dealing with multiple insurance companies to ensure you receive the total compensation you’re entitled to under the law.

My Rights if My Loved One Died in a Fatal Truck Accident

Who is Eligible to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim After a Truck Accident Fatality in Texas?

Texas wrongful death laws determine which family members can file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party who caused their loved one’s death.

They include:

  • Spouses, including formal or common-law spouses.
  • Parents, including adoptive parents.
  • Children, including adoptive children.

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident caused by negligence in Texas, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys today to learn how we can help you pursue the financial recovery your family needs now and in the future.

What Type of Damages is the Eligible Party Able to Pursue in a Wrongful Death Claim After a Truck Accident Fatality in Texas?

Each wrongful death claim is unique and outlined according to the total losses and the needs of the eligible family member.

That may include:

  • Medical bills incurred by the deceased before they passed away.
  • Physical pain suffered by the victim before their death.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Loss of inheritance.
  • Loss of compensation and earning capacity previously provided by the deceased.
  • Loss of maintenance, companionship, care, services, support, and advice.
  • Mental anguish, including emotional pain and suffering, the family endures.

Contact Our Skilled Accident and Injury Attorneys

If you have lost a loved one in a Texas truck accident caused by negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys can guide you through the legal process, gather evidence to support your claim and advocate for your rights in negotiations with insurance companies or courts. Call our skilled accident and injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.

We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.

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