Dallas Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
We want to help you file a lawsuit or explore other legal options
The death of a loved one can be a traumatic experience. If you’re dealing with a fatal car accident in Dallas, knowing what to do next can be overwhelming. Even knowing what legal options are available might not be clear. That’s why we want to help.
For more than two decades, our dedicated Dallas car accident attorneys at The Marye Law Firm have been helping families deal with the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. When you have our legal team on your side, you can be confident that we will help you explore every possible legal avenue. We’ll leave no stone unturned in support of your legal case.
What causes fatal car accidents?
People are often killed in crashes caused by negligent drivers. These include drivers who were speeding, texting behind the wheel, operating recklessly, falling asleep, or driving while impaired. The result of their negligence was an accident that left someone fatally injured.
Whether a loved one was lost in a rear-end accident, head-on collision, or another type of crash, it’s important to hold negligent drivers accountable. But the legal process can be complicated. Negligent drivers may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. And the insurance company is not on your side.
What are my legal options?
If another driver caused your loved one’s fatal car accident, your family has several options available to you in Texas. Such options include:
- Accept a settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
- Ask for more money or negotiate a better settlement offer.
- File a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
More options may be available, especially if a drunk driver caused your loved one’s accident. In such cases, you may be able to file a dram shop claim or lawsuit.
Whatever legal path you decide to pursue, keep in mind that fatal car accident claims often turn out to be complicated legal cases. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side, looking out for your family’s best interests.
Who can file a lawsuit?
If a loved one died in a car accident in Texas, immediate family members can file a lawsuit seeking damages (financial compensation) for their accident-related expenses. Immediate family members include:
- The surviving spouse (husband or wife)
- Parents of the deceased.
- Children of the deceased.
In addition, the deceased person’s personal representative (the executor of their estate) can also file a lawsuit.
If you are not sure whether you have the right to file a lawsuit in response to a fatal car accident, make sure you talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
How much is my claim worth?
The value of your claim should match the total financial impact of your family member’s death. What you might not realize is just how many expenses you could be eligible to be compensated for. Such expenses can include:
- All medical treatment related to your loved one’s car accident, including surgery or emergency medical care.
- The cost of repairing or replacing your loved one’s vehicle.
- Lost earnings your loved one could have earned in the future.
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances.
- Loss of companionship.
All of these expenses can easily add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more. If you don’t take strong legal action right away, you could end up having to pay for such expenses out of your own pocket. That’s not right. That’s why we want to help.
Make your case matter. Contact The Marye Law Firm
The clock is ticking after your loved one’s fatal car accident. In Texas, you only have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit or take other legal action seeking compensation. This is due to the state’s strict statute of limitations law.
You probably have a lot of questions. How much can I recover in a wrongful death car accident settlement? What is the average compensation for a car accident death? Do I have a case? We can answer your questions when you talk to us.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a Dallas car accident lawyer who will fight for your family’s rights. We take such cases very seriously and will do everything we can to get you the money you deserve.
The Marye Law Firm – we’re serious about winning your case.