A death in the family is always difficult to come to terms with. In fact, it is more difficult when the person killed is young and has the rest of their life in front of them. The reality gets harder to accept when that death is due to the negligence of someone else. A recent fatal car accident is an example of one such unexpected loss.
Texas and federal laws provide that those who cause harm to others through their own negligence should be held liable for the damages they caused. Therefore, a person seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit typically must prove the other party caused the accident through negligence.