How Do You Compensate for the Loss of Companionship?

Last year, over 25,000 Americans were killed in a car accident, leaving behind loved ones whose lives are forever changed.

When we kiss a loved one goodbye each day, we don’t think about the possibility of it being a last kiss, but unfortunately for some it is. Last year, over 25,000 Americans were killed in a car accident, leaving behind loved ones whose lives are forever changed. There is no monetary amount that can be placed on losing someone close to you, but in some instances a family may feel the need to make the person responsible for the accident pay for their loss. It does not have to be a financial loss to the family that is compensated, loss of a close relationship is just as damaging, if not more so. If you have lost the companionship of someone in your family by the reckless actions of a motorist, contact a car accident attorney and ask what options are available to you.

Compensation in Texas

Spouses, children and parents of the deceased are those most likely to file a claim of this nature. The role that the deceased played in their lives will be scrutinized and valued. The type of activities you participated in together, the amount of advice that they offered family members, and their contribution to the household in general will all be examined. When there are surviving children, then the loss of moral upbringing, guidance, and tutelage will also be a consideration. The amount awarded must be based on the past actions and conduct of the deceased. A Texas car accident attorney can help you gather all evidence required to demonstrate the importance of the role your loved one had in your life.

 

Texas Wrongful Death Attorney

Even the statutes recognize that no tangible amount can be placed on a persons’ life or their contribution to yours. Yet there are statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death law suit, so if you have recently lost a family member in a car accident you should contact a Texas car accident attorney as quickly as possible.

To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, call (832) 458-1756.