Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
Car accidents have always been a problem throughout the US, but a recent press release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) sheds light on a disturbing statistic. Almost half of all fatal crashes in Texas happen in oil and gas producing regions, like the Permian Basin near Odessa-Midland.
Deadly auto collisions are emotionally devastating for surviving family members, but they also lead to significant financial losses. Fortunately, Texas law provides you with options through a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one in a crash. The legal process is complex, especially for Oil & Gas industry truck accidents, but at Kemmy Law Firm our family of highly skilled Texas truck accident attorneys is ready to fight for you.
Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation. There is no risk because we only get paid when you recover compensation.
Considering that the Permian Basin has grown quickly to become one of the top oil-producing sectors in the country, it’s not surprising that truck collisions have increased significantly in the last few years.
Statistics from TXDOT support this:
Just like most auto accidents, incidents in the Permian Basin usually result from driver negligence. Some common causes and contributing factors include:
There are also some causes of truck collisions that are unique to the Permian Basin because of our burgeoning economy. Driving conditions in the region have deteriorated considerably with the oil production boom, so:
As mentioned, you may have a wrongful death claim if a member of your family was killed in a fatal crash in Texas. This action is similar to a personal injury case, in which a victim could recover compensation from a driver whose negligence led to a crash. In a wrongful death claim, however, it’s the surviving family members who have legal standing to pursue the case.
If you’re the surviving spouse, child, parent, or the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, you may be able to recover for such losses as:
A wrongful death action cannot bring back a loved one after a fatal vehicle crash. But, recovering compensation for your considerable losses can ease your financial situation and give you time to work through your grief.
At Kemmy Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive skill and a history of success in these types of claims, backed by more than five decades of experience fighting for surviving family members. Please contact our office at (210) 735-2233 or visit our website to set up a free case evaluation, so we can explain your options in more detail.
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When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.