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If you or a loved one has been affected by a fatal crash in El Paso or Hudspeth County, Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz can help you seek justice for your loss. Our experienced legal team is here to provide support and guidance through this difficult time. We understand the emotional and financial strain that comes with a fatal crash. Our team is here to provide compassionate, knowledgeable legal support for you and your family.
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we take pride in providing our clients personalized representation. We will work with you to create an individualized plan that best fits your needs and goals. Our team can handle every step of the process. We truly want the best possible outcome from your case.
Our firm is committed to giving our clients comprehensive resources. We understand how difficult and stressful this process can be, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need for your case. Our team can provide legal advice and guidance throughout the process, and we can introduce you to valuable resources that will help you get through this difficult time.
If a loved one was needlessly killed in an auto accident, let our attorney help. For a free consultation, you can call our office today at (915) 308-8850.
Seeking Justice from a Fatal Car Wreck
Losing a loved one in a car accident is one of the most devastating events a family can endure. Unfortunately, fatal collisions occur all too frequently in Texas.
When someone’s recklessness behind the wheel kills another driver, the surviving family can seek justice through a wrongful death claim.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
The term “personal injury” refers to certain legal disputes. They arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else is legally responsible for that harm.
Wrongful death claims are a type of personal injury claim that someone files on behalf of the deceased. In these cases, the injured party does not survive the incident. They may be killed immediately, or the injuries could result in death later.
Wrongful death claims are there to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. They also help the surviving family members recover compensation for their losses.
How Could a Wrongful Death Claim Help Me?
If a car accident takes someone you love, you know that the pain goes beyond the emotional. You also suffer financially, keeping up with the costs of your loss.
Wrongful death compensation can help repay:
- Funeral expenses
- Your loss of income
- Medical bills associated with the injury
Our loved ones do much more than keep us company. Their actions have a direct impact on our lives. They help us manage our money, take care of the children, provide comfort and advice, and much more. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit could compensate you for this loss of support. You could also receive money for the pain and suffering your loss caused.
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Exemplary Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Exemplary damages are also called “punitive damages.” In Texas civil cases, these damages punish the defendant for egregious conduct. They are meant to deter others from engaging in similar behavior.
In a fatal collision case, the court could award exemplary damages. This requires clear and convincing evidence that the defendant's conduct was grossly negligent, willful, or intentional. For example, if the defendant was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then the plaintiff may seek punitive damages.
Our experienced team can review the facts of your case. We can determine whether your loved one’s fatal car accident is eligible for exemplary damages.
If you’ve lost someone to a car accident, let us help guide you during this confusing time. You have enough to worry about without getting bogged down in legal red tape. We are here to support you and help you get the restitution you need to rebuild and move forward.
Our team is ready to help with your fatal collision in El Paso and Hudspeth County. To set up time with our attorney, contact us online or call us directly at (915) 308-8850.
Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with.G. Gardea
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I recommend Mr. Ortiz to anyone who needs Justice.J.S.
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