What is Wrongful Death?
The state of Texas allows anyone to take legal action for wrongful death if the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one party causes another party to pass away.
As your attorney, I will strive to help you prove that the negligence of another party did cause your loved one’s death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Not just anyone can file a wrongful death claim in the state of Texas. The individuals who are permitted to file a claim for wrongful death include a surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased individual. They are permitted to file a claim by themselves or as a group of individuals. It is also important to note that adult children are permitted to file a wrongful death claim if they have lost a parent.
If you are a surviving spouse, a child, or a parent of the deceased individual, reach out to me today to start pursuing justice for your loss. I am here to help you through the legal process with compassion and care.
What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
There are a number of different damages that you may be compensated for in a wrongful death claim. These include the following:
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost care, maintenance, services, support, advice, and counsel that the deceased person would have provided
- Mental and emotional pain and suffering
- Lost love, companionship, or comfort
- Lost inheritance
Every wrongful death case is different, which is why working with an attorney is imperative to understanding the amount of damages you may be entitled to.
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As a personal injury lawyer, I have won million-dollar wrongful death claims that have been brought against corporations responsible for these accidents. I go after those who place their profits over the care and well-being of their workers or customers. Whether you are looking for a lawyer with experience as an auto accident attorney, a construction accident lawyer, or one familiar with oilfield injuries and heavy equipment accidents, reach out to me.
Though I can’t undo what’s been done, I can seek to relieve the financial burden of medical costs and funeral expenses and try to ease the sadness, anger, and fear felt after the loss. I strive to bring some closure by seeking to resolve your wrongful death claim against those responsible for the tragedy. Contact me today if you are located in Midland, Big Spring, Pecos, or Andrews, Texas.