Posted On March 20, 2020 In Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks are a vital part of the economy in the United States and here in Texas. There are hundreds of thousands of these vehicles on the roadways. However, due to their size and weight, large trucks can present major hazards to those in traditional passenger vehicles. It is not uncommon for an accident involving a large truck to result in serious injuries or fatalities. For families that have lost a loved one in a trucking accident in Texas, they need to know whether or not trucking companies are required to provide compensation for their loss.
Wrongful death claims in Texas make it possible for family members of those killed due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity to recover compensation for their loss. In order for family members to successfully recover compensation from a trucking company after the death of a loved one, it will need to be shown that the trucking company’s negligence led to the death. There are various ways in which a trucking company could be held accountable for a person’s death in the aftermath of an accident.
There are various types of compensation available to family members of those killed due to the negligent actions of another person. This can include both economic and non-economic damages, such as the following:
Family members of victims of those killed in a Texas truck accident are required to file a lawsuit within two years from the date the person died if they want to receive compensation. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you should speak to a qualified attorney about your case as soon as possible in order to ensure you receive maximum compensation.