The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have on occasion handled cases involving the wrongful death of one of the parties to a car accident. On November 29th, 2010 there was another accident involving a fatality according to the Houston Police Department Public Affairs Division. The driver of a Ford Explorer while attempting to pass a truck on Dixie Farm Road hit the truck causing the Explorer to roll. Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the Explorer with the result being that the driver of the Explorer died. Texas law through its’ Wrongful Death statute provides a means of recovery for family members who survive the deceased whose death was caused by a traffic accident . All family members must participate in the suit or waive their right to do so. Texas also provides for a Survival claim that can be pursued by the family on behalf of the deceased. In the Survival claim the estate of the deceased is paid for any personal injury damages suffered by the deceased prior to the deceased’s death. These damages include compensation for among other things medical bills, pain and suffering, physical disfigurement and loss of earning capacity.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one from a traffic accident, contact the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will help you recover the monies you are entitled to for the loss of your loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.