Truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Texas and New Mexico
Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. The widow, children, parents, or representative of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek justice and compensation for what occurred.
Texas and New Mexico are the locations of an ever-increasing number of truck and traffic accidents, occurring with shocking frequency throughout the Permian Basin region. Negligent driving conduct has become more and more common, particularly with the truck drivers servicing the oil, gas, and mining industries in Texas and New Mexico. If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, retain the services of an experienced trial lawyer who you trust to go the distance for you and your family.
The ever-increasing number of truck accidents along “Death Highway,” or US Rt 285, has resulted in many tragic and unnecessary deaths. If you lost a family member in a commercial truck accident, our legal team at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP offers a free case consultation. You can reach us at (903) 212-2822, and you are not obligated to us by making the call.
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit can be filed to seek justice and full compensation for the tragic loss you have suffered. Your family is going through one of the most challenging and emotional life situations, which is even more stressful if the death of your loved one left you without the financial support you need for you and your family.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable: It Matters.
The truck accidents occurring on the highways and roads throughout the Permian Basin region have left families bereft, grieving, and struggling to survive. It is only right that the responsible party is held accountable. To do so, you must file a wrongful death claim. To do so, you need the help of a talented and experienced Texas personal injury lawyer or New Mexico personal injury lawyer – depending upon where the death occurred. At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, our legal team works in both states and stands ready to answer your call.
How Long do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
You have limited time in which to file a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations in these cases in Texas allows you two years from the time of the death to file your claim. In New Mexico, you have three years. You may feel there is plenty of time in which to initiate legal action. One warning: as time passes, it can be far more challenging to obtain the necessary evidence or to contact and interview eyewitnesses. It is in your best interests to initiate your case as soon after the death as you can manage. Early intervention will allow your personal injury lawyer to obtain and preserve all evidence, ensuring it is not destroyed (which is common), and contact and interview eyewitnesses while memories are fresh.
What Damages Could be Paid in a Wrongful Death Claim?
You have the right to pursue several types of damages in a wrongful death claim. These include:
- The medical expenses that were incurred before death.
- A reasonable amount to pay for a funeral and burial.
- Loss of the income your loved one would have provided over his or her lifetime.
- Loss of an inheritance that would have come to you had your loved one lived a natural lifetime.
- The pain and suffering your loved one endured before passing away.
- The loss of love, companionship, and support your loved one provided you and your family.
- The mental anguish and emotional turmoil experienced by the family as the result of the death of a loved one.
Did Your Loved One Die in a Truck Accident in the Permian Basin?
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident in the Permian Basin, you are facing some significant challenges: personal, emotional, and financial. At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, we have extensive experience in personal injury law and wrongful death cases. We can answer your questions in a free case consultation.
Accidents in the Permian Basin are occurring with frightening regularity – so much so that US Rt 285 has been dubbed “Death Highway,” and is considered to be the most dangerous roadway in the USA. If your family member died as a result of injuries sustained in this region, you need to contact an attorney to assist you with the process of filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. The initial legal actions should be accomplished as early as possible after the death of your family member to increase the likelihood of success, whether in a settlement or a jury verdict.
Who is Liable?
In a truck accident in the Permian Basin, several liable parties may exist, and each of them must be named as defendants in your wrongful death claim:
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To get answers about a wrongful death case, call us at (903) 212-2822 for a free case consultation. You have no obligation. Should we take on your wrongful death case, it will be on a contingency fee basis – no legal fees unless we are successful.