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Houston Commercial Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death - Protecting Your Family's Future

Experiencing a wrongful death after a Houston commercial vehicle accident is undoubtedly devastating for the deceased’s family and loved ones. Our team at Carabin Shaw offers our sincerest condolences for your loss. In the wake of such a tragedy, grief hangs heavy and any next steps may seem overwhelming, and understandably so.

Below you’ll find more information about wrongful death lawsuits in Texas informed by the expert Houston wrongful death lawsuit attorneys at Carabin Shaw. While nothing can bring back your loved one, justice can be found in holding the negligent, responsible party accountable. The financial security awarded through damages can then provide a sense of security.

Fatal Car and Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Houston TX | Examining the Numbers

As reported by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2022, Harris County, the central-most county in Houston, experienced 47 fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and over 6,000 commercial vehicle accidents total. The entire city of Houston reported over 300 fatal auto accidents total in the same year. This steady increase illustrates a troubling trend for the city.

Known for highways like I-10, I-69, US-90, and more, Houston has a booming economy that is heavily reliant on the transportation of goods, which results in a high number of commercial vehicles on the road. If your loved one was involved in an accident with any of the following commercial vehicles often seen on the roads of Texas, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential case.

Common Commercial Vehicles
  • 18 wheelers
  • Tank trucks or big vehicles transporting liquid products
  • Box trucks
  • Refrigerated vans
  • Construction vehicles like dump trucks, concrete mixers, forklifts, etc.
  • Garbage trucks or recycle trucks
  • Flatbed trucks
  • School buses
  • Public city buses
  • And more
Damages Available for Loved Ones Involved in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Before damages are considered, your chosen Texas lawyer will need to prove fault in the accident as well as that the defendant’s (or accused party’s) negligence directly caused the accident. The same law that discusses negligence also outlines who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas, which typically includes the surviving spouse, children or parents. Remember, there are complex legal requirements and statutes surrounding these cases, so the help of an attorney in Houston is essential.

Recoverable Damages that you may qualify for after a Houston commercial vehicle accident wrongful death include:

  • Economic Damages: These are damages that are easy to quantify like medical expenses, funeral expenses, burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are intangible losses that are more difficult to quantify like mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance, emotional difficulties, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: These are awarded if the defendant exhibited especially unsafe behavior and is punished financially as a result.

Discuss your particular situation with a legal professional to determine the full extent of damages you may be entitled to. In the meantime, be sure to keep records and documentation surrounding anything to do with the accident and the death of your loved one. Your lawyer will use this evidence to support your claim.

Secure Your Family's Future and Call 800-862-1260 Now for a Free Consultation | Trusted Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

After a severe commercial vehicle accident in Houston Texas that results in the death of a loved one, you may be examining your legal options moving forward. Know that you do not have to navigate the complexities of a wrongful death lawsuit alone. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience handling such cases across the Southern United States, and we’ve won millions for victims and their families. We understand the challenges these cases present and are committed to fighting for the justice and compensation your family deserves. Read what past clients have said about their experiences to evaluate for yourself.

Our firm offers a free case review to discuss your situation in detail and explore your legal options. Because we believe justice shouldn't come at a financial burden, so we also offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we win your case. English and Spanish-speaking staff available to speak with you 24/7 at 800-862-1260. Take the first step towards healing, and call today.

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