2 Killed in Wrong-Way Fort Worth Car Accident
On January 2, 2022, police were called at around 2 am regarding a wrong-way crash on MLK Freeway in Fort Worth. Police arrived at the scene where emergency services were already present, and the drivers of both vehicles had already been pronounced dead. Police are investigating the accident to determine how one car ended up driving the wrong way down the freeway.
Every Car Accident Has The Potential To Be Life-Changing
Car accidents like the one stated above end in a double tragedy. Both drivers died in the accident, and both left families behind to struggle and grieve for their loss. One family, however, is suffering, even more, knowing that the death of their loved one could have been avoided because the accident was not their fault.
The surviving family members of the driver who is not at fault may be entitled to file a wrongful death case against the other driver’s estate. It will be vital for the family to speak with a Dallas personal injury lawyer to see if they have the right to seek compensation during this difficult time.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help The Surviving Family Members?
Texas law states that specific individuals have the right to seek compensation when a wrongful death occurs. These individuals include:
- Surviving spouse
- Dependent children
- Surviving parents if the deceased was a minor
- Representative of the estate if no qualifying members are available
The law states that these qualified members can seek the following damages:
- Cost for the funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs if death did not occur at the scene of the accident
- Lost financial support
- Loss of companionship and care
There may be additional forms of compensation available to the surviving family members based on the facts of the case. Your personal injury attorney will discuss all forms of available compensation with you based on the facts of your case.
Should I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Yes. Many people feel that filing a wrongful death case is not the right thing to do after the loss of a loved one. After all, it does not give the family what they want most – their loved one.
Wrongful death lawsuits are there to help the family financially when they are suffering from this tragedy. The compensation allows them to cover their bills and be financially secure while they are healing from their loss.
If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, speak with a Dallas personal injury lawyer today to see if you have the right to claim compensation.
At Genthe Law Firm, we approach each wrongful death suit with compassion for your family, and aggressive tactics to recoup the compensation you deserve. Our Genthe Guarantee ensures that you pay no legal fees until we recover. So, reach out to us today to schedule your free consultation and let us be the legal experts that fight for your family’s justice.