What Can I Do After My Loved One’s Crash Death?

An infographic showing 2020 motor vehicle accident statisticsTens of thousands of people are killed in traffic accidents in the United States every year. It is a major cause of death in our country and often preventable with more attentive driving. If your loved one was killed in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to feel angry and frustrated. A claim handled by our lawyers provides the opportunity to seek justice and compensation.

Many families experiencing a wrongful death wonder about filing a claim with an attorney. After all, no amount of money or litigation can bring your loved one back and undo the wrong that has been done to you. Nonetheless, for many families there are benefits. In the event of successfully recovering compensation through a verdict or settlement, damages are awarded for:

  • Medical bills
  • Burial or cremation costs
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of financial benefits
  • Loss of savings and retirement
  • Loss of future financial contributions
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of companionship

The grounds for a wrongful death claim are present if it was someone else’s negligence that caused the crash that led to a fatality. Examples of negligent motorist behavior include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving drowsy
  • Running red lights and stop signs

These behaviors can and do cause accidents every day. Some of the accidents result in the tragic and irreversible fatality of other motorists. Our attorneys know just how difficult these circumstances are and we are here to support you through this process.

Your consultation is risk free because it involves no obligation to move forward with our services. The consultation is an opportunity to tell us about the conditions that led to the crash so that we can provide guidance and options.

Find Out How We Can Help

If your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Austin or elsewhere in Texas, please call the experienced attorneys at Shaw Cowart at 512-499-8900. We will listen to your side of the story and then we can describe your options going forward. Pursuing compensation may be a good choice for your goals, and we will help you make that decision.