Austin Texas traffic death lawyer and Austin Texas fatal traffic accident lawyer Jason Coomer handles Texas traffic death lawsuits and Texas fatal traffic accident claims where a negligent, careless, or drunk driver negligently kills another person or persons in a traffic accident. Unfortunately, fatal traffic accidents are common in Texas and in the Austin area. The combination of a large population, congested traffic, the use of Smart phones and other devices, inexperienced drivers, intoxicated drivers, and distracted drivers have caused numerous fatal traffic accidents.
If you have have lost a loved one due the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of a driver, please feel free to submit an inquiry to Austin Texas Traffic Death Lawyer and Austin Texas Fatal Traffic Accident Lawyer Jason Coomer for a Free Online Evaluation of your potential claim. You can also send an e-mail with your name, address, date of automobile accident, location of the automobile accident, name of one or more of the drivers in the automobile accident, and a brief description of the accident.
Every year thousands of Texans are killed by the negligence of negligent drivers, reckless drivers, and drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many of the people who are killed, leave behind spouses, parents, children, and other loved ones that are devastated by their loss. These mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sons, and daughters have the ability under Texas law to file wrongful death lawsuits against the negligent driver, their insurance, and any business or business that may have caused the fatal traffic accident.
Many family members, who have lost a loved one to a Texas fatal traffic accident, do not realize that they may have a viable wrongful death or survival lawsuit against the person that negligently or recklessly killed their loved one as well as other parties that contributed to the traffic accident. Under Texas law, Parents, Children, and Spouses of persons killed by negligent drivers have potential wrongful death claims against the negligent driver and negligent parties that killed their mother, father, husband, wife, son, or daughter. Through these wrongful death lawsuits and survival actions the relatives of a person killed by a negligent driver can often recover from the negligent driver's insurance company, the negligent driver, and any other party responsible for the traffic accident.
After losing a loved one in an accident, it can be difficult to locate all potential insurance recoveries as well as to prove to insurance companies and guilty defendants the full extent of damages that your family has suffered. This is true even if the damages suffered include the loss of a main contributor of financial support to your family or if there are large medical and funeral bills created by the death. These damages can cause a ripple affect of other damages that can result in the loss of a home, loss of vehicles, loss of ability to go to college, and other serious financial problems. This web page is designed to assist Texas families that have had a loved one accidentally killed investigate an accidental death claim and determine if money compensation can be obtained to help offset the damages that have been suffered.
In thoroughly investigating the death of a loved one, it is important to understand the potential different types of compensation that can be obtained through the Texas legal system and insurance policies. Under Texas law there are two main types of death actions, there is the wrongful death claim that is available to the spouse, parents, and children of a person that has been wrongfully killed by the negligent actions of another. There is also a survival action that passes through the decedent's estate and allows the heirs or beneficiaries of a decedent to seek compensation.
The Wrongful Death Claim seeks money
compensation for the parents, spouse and children of the
decedent based on a variety of factors including:
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, assistance, protection, affection or care
- Loss of financial support
- Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
- Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
The survival action are claims for what the decedent would have recovered had the person survived the accident. These claims travel through the decedent's estate and either go to their heirs or beneficiaries depending if the person had done any estate planning. These damages include:
- Expenses associated with the death
including funeral costs
- Medical expenses prior to the death
- Pain and suffering associated with the untimely death
In addition to seeking compensation from defendants responsible for the accidental death of a loved one, insurance can often provide compensation for the loss of a loved one. Accidental Death Policies, Life Insurance Policies, Homeowners Insurance, General Commercial Insurance Policies, and Automobile Accident Policies are all types of insurance that can compensate widows and Texas families for the accidental death of a loved one. In many instances if the party that killed your loved one is a business corporation, the party will have a general commercial policy of one million dollars to insure them from catastrophic injuries and death. These policy can sometimes be hidden until a formal demand is made to the company responsible for the death. Additionally, if the party that accidentally killed your loved one owns a home they will probably have a homeowners insurance policy that may compensate for an accidental death including deaths caused by fire and smoke, an accidental shooting or stray bullet, negligent children, attack dogs, dangerous condition on the property, or other negligence committed by a homeowner. Like other insurance policies, these policies must be triggered within a certain time of the death and will not be automatically triggered. A formal demand typically must be made to trigger these insurance policies.
Texas Fatal Drunk Driver Collision Lawyer has represented parents that have lost a child from the negligence of a drunk driver as well as parents that have had their child suffer catastrophic injuries from the negligence of an intoxicated driver. He has also represented wives that have lost their husbands because of the negligence of an intoxicated driver as well as children that have lost their parents in a fatal accident. In working on these cases, not only did his law office investigate the cases, they worked with local law enforcement in making sure that the drunk driver was prosecuted under Texas criminal law.
If you think you may have a wrongful death lawsuit and need a Texas Lawyer to investigate a Texas intoxicated driver collision lawsuit, please feel free to e-mail Texas Drunk Driver Accident Death Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information, the name of the person that was wrongfully killed, the date the person was killed, the location of the fatal accident, and the name of the drunk driver.
Texas has many support groups including Texas MADD that can help Parents, Children, and others that have lost loved ones in drunk driver accidents. These groups can provide support to grieving fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, and other loved ones that have lost important people in their lives. Texas MADD has support groups and affiliates all over Texas as well as offices in Austin, Killeen, Tyler, Beaumont, Bryan, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mckinney, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, Houston, El Paso, and Lubbock. For more information on Texas MADD and an alphabetical listing of the counties with affiliates, please go to the Texas MADD Web Site.
If you have lost a loved one and that
loved one was killed through the negligence of a drunk
driver, Texas Drunk Driver Lawyer Jason Coomer is available
to review and investigate your potential wrongful death
Please feel free to e-mail Austin Texas Drunk Driver Wreck
Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information,
the name of the person that was killed, the date the person
where the drunk driver collision happened, the name of the
drunk driver, and if the drunk driver was arrested for
Driving While Intoxicated.