When you experience the loss of a spouse in a car crash, your life is turned upside down. While you are coping with the grief, you also experience a loss of familiarity and a loss of financial stability—all things you may be able to seek justice for in your Texas wrongful death suit.
The first kind of damages you may be entitled to is loss of future earnings. This is a legal term that refers to the amount of money the victim would have earned if the accident had not occurred. There are many factors that affect the amount, but generally the court will calculate future earnings by multiplying the victim’s yearly salary at the time of death by the remaining number of years the victim would have continued working.
In addition to lost income, a family member may be awarded damages for loss of consortium, or a loss of the physical comfort and closeness of a relative. They may also be able to seek punitive damages, an extra amount of money the at-fault party must pay as a penalty for causing the accident.Every case is different, so the best way to find out what you can expect is by speaking with an experienced Galveston car crash lawyer.
The caring and compassionate attorneys at VB Attorneys can give you the legal advice you need after the loss of a loved one. Call us today at (877) 724-7800 to get a free consultation with an experienced Texas injury attorney, or click the link above to receive a FREE copy of our book, The Insider's Guide to Winning Your Texas Car Accident Case.