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Family receives six-figure judgment in wrongful death case

Driving in the state of Texas can be a dangerous activity. Although most drivers take the responsibility seriously and drive with proper regard for their own safety as well as others on the road, accidents still happen.

When they do, the consequences not only for those directly involved in the crash, but their family members as well, can be serious. It is important to remember that if you or a loved one is the victim of a vehicle collision, you may be able to hold financially responsible those who caused that accident.

Recently, the family of a young girl who was killed in a tragic auto accident settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the driver of the car. The victim was a passenger in a car when it ran off the road and hit a tree, killing her and the driver of the vehicle. The family eventually agreed to a settlement for considerably less than the $5 million in damages they had been pursuing; however, they received a six-figure settlement and can now on rebuilding their lives and coping with their grief.

If a loved one of yours has been the victim of a fatal accident, and you wish to file a wrongful death claim, then it may be in your best interest to speak with an attorney. A legal professional can assist you in assessing the various legal options available to you, and represent you in settlement negotiations, or a lawsuit. While monetary compensation does not heal all wounds or replace a loved one, it can help alleviate stress caused by financial burdens during and following such a difficult time.

Source: WSET, "Franklin Co. teen wrongful death lawsuit settled," July 2, 2014

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