In the state of Texas, there were 3,610 deaths from traffic accidents in the year 2019 alone. Even during a pandemic when many are working from home and may not be on the road, traffic fatalities are still a very significant problem. Losing a family member in a traffic accident changes a person’s life forever, and one of the saddest aspects of it all is that most of these accidents could have been prevented simply by following traffic laws or by wearing a seatbelt. If you’ve lost a loved one to a traffic accident, you need to consult with an experienced Houston personal injury attorney. Even though no amount of money can bring your loved one back, a skilled attorney can investigate your case and help you to get a compensation settlement that truly meets your needs.
Most Dangerous Times and Places for Accidents
Even though it is possible to have a serious traffic accident anywhere and at any time, there are specific times and places that have been shown to have the highest risk of an accident ending in a fatality. Drivers may be speeding or may not be paying attention in rural areas on two-lane roads, which is where about 55% of deadly accidents occur. Intersections are another dangerous area for these accidents. Many bars or restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages close at around 2 AM, so the time between 2 and 3 AM is a period during which many fatal DUI accidents occur. Summer holidays are also a time for extra caution, as people consume alcohol and are out celebrating.
Types of Compensation Available
There are many types of compensation available to the families of those who were killed in a traffic accident, especially if the accident involved reckless driving or negligence of some kind. If the deceased person was the head of a household, the family may be compensated for loss of his or her earning capacity. If the person who is deceased lived for awhile after the accident, relatives may be compensated for the cost of medical treatment. Funeral costs, pain and suffering and the loss of companionship are other sources of compensation for those related to the deceased.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Houston Personal Injury Attorney Today
Personal injury lawyers at Lassiter Law Firm have been helping the injured in Texas for more than twenty years. We are based in Houston, Texas and look forward to supporting clients throughout the Houston area including Houston Metroplex, DFW Metroplex, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, TX. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal traffic accident, we are here to help. We will use our knowledge and experience to thoroughly investigate your case and get you the help and compensation for your loss that you both need and deserve. Visit our web page at legalteamhouston.com or call us at (713) 521 – 0104 regarding your free initial consultation today.