Wrongful Death Statutes for Unborn Children in Texas: What You Need to Know

pregnant womanAfter a car accident, a person has the right to sue for damages caused by another negligent driver. This can include damages made to the vehicle itself, injuries and medical bills, lost wages due to recovery, and more. This is typically standard across the U.S. and many other countries. One hotly debated topic, however, is whether a person can be sued or charged with a crime for the death of an unborn child in a car accident. The car accident attorney at the Aranda Law Firm has answers to your questions about this topic.

First: Car Accident Statistics

If car accidents were a rare occurrence, there would probably be no debate and we wouldn’t have so many laws governing the way we use our roads. But, sadly, this is not the case. Car accidents are a frequent occurrence in El Paso, the state of Texas, the United States, and all over the world. In fact, millions of car accidents happen daily. Thousands of people die every year from accidents while millions of people are injured or disabled. On top of it all, every year, thousands of unborn children die as the result of car accident-related injuries that happen to their mothers while pregnant.

Can You Receive Compensation for an Unborn Child’s Death?

Not every state allows its residents to file charges against another driver for the loss of an unborn child. However, in Texas and New Mexico, you can. If you have lost an unborn child because of an accident caused by a reckless driver in Texas or New Mexico, you may hire a car accident attorney to help you receive compensation for damages. While no amount of money can make up for the pain of losing an unborn child, the compensation can go toward medical bills, lost time at work, and any funeral expenses you may need to cover.

How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help

A car accident attorney will have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you build a case. They can represent you in court, help you better understand the legal jargon, and analyze the facts of the case in order to be successful in the courtroom. After such a tragic loss, it may be hard to find the time and energy to successfully build a case. A lawyer can help you do so, taking much of the burden off your shoulders.

The Aranda Law Firm is Here to Help

If you’ve recently been in an accident due to the negligence of another person and seek compensation, we can help. Give us a call to learn more about our legal services and to schedule a consultation.