The sound of screeching tires and the inevitable crash is one that haunts people across the country. For those who have lost loved ones in a fatal car accident, it brings back images of terror if they were also involved in the accident or feelings of loss. Fatal car accidents occur on a daily basis throughout the state, and always involve the terrible loss of a loved one.
Unfortunately, the Texas fatal car accident rate has increased steadily over the years after an initial decline beginning in 2007. It is difficult to pinpoint one exact reason, although the advent of smart phones and corresponding driver distraction has led to a number of tragic accidents throughout the state. In 2014 alone, there were a reported 3,534 fatalities caused by car accidents throughout the state, with approximately 200 occurring in Bexar County. Bexar County witnessed the third highest number of fatal car accidents in the state in 2014.
Fatalities in car accidents can occur in the most minor of accidents, although the majority occur in severe accidents, such as rollover accidents or semi truck accidents. Some of these accidents may be caused due to outside forces such as the weather or automobile malfunction, although the majority are caused by driver error. DUI accidents, distracted driving accidents, and rollover accidents have the highest rate of severe injuries and can lead to fatalities.
Fatal car accidents often involve more than just a monetary damage amount. The loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident is an event in life that cannot be easily moved on from. The unexpected news often hits a family full force, as they have to deal with insurance agents, police reports, and planning a funeral at the same time. Out attorneys at Sadler and Sadler are well experienced in handling fatal car accident claims and will take care of all the paperwork while you focus on staying strong for your family. The loss of a loved one is not an easy thing to move on from, but the filing of an accident claim is the first step toward holding someone responsible for the damage caused to your family.
Our attorneys will assist you in calculating the full amount of claims you are entitled to receive for your family’s loss, including:
This is a devastating time for your family, and our attorneys are here to make sure the responsible parties are held accountable for your family’s loss.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler & Sadler. We understand how devastating this time is for you and your family, and we will work closely with you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. No amount of damages will bring your loved one back, but a claim for damages may help begin the healing process. Contact our San Antonio office today for your initial free consultation.