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Auto crashes cause the most unintentional accidental injury deaths in the United States. In 2012, fatal car accidents resulted in more than 34,000 fatalities. This means four people lose their lives in a traffic accident every hour. It is an unfortunate fact that many people die each year due to careless and reckless of other drivers. Fatal car accidents are daily news in Texas. Harris County alone averages at least one traffic death every day. But if a fatal car accident happens in your family, the effects are devastating. The grief increases when you learn that your loved one died because of another driver's negligence. The Pascoe Law Firm represents families who have a loved one involved in a wrongful death arising from motor vehicle accidents. Call our attorney at 713-829-4317.
Common Types of Fatal Auto Accidents in Texas
- Impaired driving - Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs take their own lives. They also take the lives of others sharing the road and car. They place their lives in their hands when they get in. They often are betrayed.
- Distracted driving - This is one of the fastest growing causes. It includes fatalities with inattentive driving. Distracted driving includes talking on a cell phone, texting, using other electronic devices, and performing activities like eating and grooming. These all take the drivers attention away from the road.
- Reckless driving - Speeding, driving erratically, ignoring traffic controls cause deaths. Even road rage can all lead to unnecessary and preventable auto deaths.
How to Win a Wrongful Death Lawsuit from a Texas Fatal Car Accident
- Proven negligence - Families must show that the defendant caused the death. They can point to conduct or actions. You want to show that the other driver had a duty to drive safely and breached that duty. As a result of that breach of duty it caused the wrongful death to occur. In an auto case, this means that they legally caused the accident.
- Damages suffered – Unfortunately, the loss of life is the ultimate damage one can suffer. To prove damages, you will also want to show financial damages. This may be for loss of income, medical bills, funeral costs, or burial expenses. In some cases, pain and suffering to the surviving family count.
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