Oftentimes, the last thing a Texas family wants to think about after they lose a loved one in a tragic and preventable accident is filing a lawsuit. On the other hand, the reality is that bills and expenses from a loved one's death will quickly add up. Medical professionals and funeral directors will want to get paid for their services. Moreover, if the person who died was a breadwinner, his or her family will start to feel the financial pinch of not having that income which they were counting on.
Each year, several organizations put out their estimates of how many people died in traffic accidents. It is easy in this respect to get lost in all of these numbers, especially when there is no context for them.