Pascoe Law FirmTexas Fatal DUI Accident Lawyer
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Texas Fatal DUI Accident Lawyer
If your loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, it is important to secure all evidence, even if you don’t know whether it will prove useful or not. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and keep records that may apply to the incident such as police reports, medical records and death records. A wrongful death attorney will be able to use this information to build a solid case against the driver who is responsible for your loved one’s passing. The death of a loved one at the hands of a drunken driver will understandably leave you outraged and devastated. We’ll make every effort to lessen the burden of navigating legal procedures all while ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve.
Damages You May Claim Due to Fatality Related to a Fatal DUI Accident Under Texas Law
Before seeking financial recovery for your damages, you will need to meet with your attorney to determine which of the deceased victim’s family members have the right to pursue a lawsuit. The damages sought for wrongful death will then depend on factors which include the following.
- If the Victim Provided Financial Support to His or Her Family– If the victim was a breadwinner, then surviving family members are usually entitled to receive compensation that will replace a lifetime of income that the deceased victim can no longer earn.
- Loss of Consortium– This is the legal term for the companionship or love that the deceased loved one can no longer provide due to the recklessness or negligence of the driver at fault for the accident. This loss takes a toll on all of those who loved or respected the individual who has passed.
- Medical Bills and Funeral Costs– If your loved one was treated for injuries in an attempt to save his or her life, the financial recovery should include the cost of these services as well as funeral and burial expenses.
- Punitive Damages– Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is a crime that has no excuse. When this criminal action results in the death of an innocent victim, it is not unreasonable to demand that the offender be punished. Punitive damages involve financial recompense awarded to the victim’s family in addition to the damages that are typically sought in lawsuits. Jury award punitive damage to punish the defendant for actions which are especially deplorable and out of line.