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If your spouse, parent, or child was recently killed in a truck accident in or around Austin due to a truck driver’s negligent or reckless conduct, in addition to grieving over your loss, you may also be concerned about how their death will affect your family’s current and future finances and quality of life. Having represented hundreds of victims of truck accident has taught us to recognize and appreciate the common concerns shared by families who have lost a loved one in a truck accident case.
Top Five Concerns
- How did This Happen?
- How am I Going to Pay for Funeral Expenses?
- How Can I Satisfy My Immediate Financial Concerns?
- What about My Long-Term Financial Concerns?
- How Can I Obtain Justice for My Loved One’s Death?
How Did This Happen
After an accident, it is important that we find out what happened so that it can be prevented from happening again. We cannot undo what has been done, but at least we can work to bring something positive out of this unfortunate situation. If the truck driver was doing something illegal such as being intoxicated while driving, we make sure they will not drive an 18 wheeler again. Additionally, the company that hired the driver can be liable for many reasons such as making the driver work long hours or not checking the driver’s history and background. In order to determine how the accident happened, the first step in this process is launching our own thorough investigation: interview witnesses, examine the scene of the accident, obtain ECM readings from the truck involved, etc. Our findings will be used to pursue damage claims against the parties responsible for your loss. We will fight hard on your family’s behalf.
How am I Going to Pay for Funeral Expenses?
An unfortunate reality that many victims face is the enormous and unexpected cost of funeral expenses. We understand how difficult this large expense can be, especially as it comes during such a difficult time, and and in many cases we are able to offer options to help pay or defer the costs of the funeral while the case is pending.
How Can I Satisfy My Immediate Financial Concerns?
A common concern when a loved one was killed in a truck accident is how the survivors will be able to provide an adequate level of care and comfort for their family. This concern is especially potent when the truck accident victim was the family’s only breadwinner or when the victim was a single parent. If you are a member of the decedent’s family, our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices may be able to counsel and assist you through many of your immediate financial concerns. We can often provide advances to help you stay afloat financially, and in other cases we can obtain partial settlements against the value the defendant will ultimately settle for.
What About My Long-Term Financial Concerns?
A critical concern of our Austin wrongful death clients is how a loved one’s death will affect their long-term finances. The economic as well as the emotional difficulties have far reaching effects on your life. We factor the decedent’s lost income as well along with many other considerations when we calculate a claim amount. Our goal in settling a case, or resolving it through a jury trial, is to put forth every effort to ensure that the compensation you receive is sufficient to help you deal with your long term financial concerns. Many of our clients will receive large settlements which they elect to put into an annuity, thereby giving them stable income for years to come.
How Can I Obtain Justice for my Loved One’s Death?
We recognize that no amount of money could ever replace or fully compensate you for the loss of your loved one. In an attempt to bring some measure of peace to your family, we pursue ‘exemplary’ damages from the defendant trucking companies. Exemplary, or ‘punitive’, damages are a severe monetary punishment levied against the defendant. Negligent trucking companies only change their ways and future truck accidents are prevented after they are forced to pay a large monetary judgment. One positive outcome of your loss, is that it can become a catalyst to help to prevent the loss of other lives.
Our Austin truck accident and wrongful death attorneys at Grossman Law Offices encourage you to call any time, day or night, at 1-855-257-1111 for a free consultation regarding what our firm can do to alleviate your concerns and to achieve compensation from the parties responsible for the loss of your loved one.