Our firm represents the families of loved ones who were negligently or intentionally killed in the state of Texas. A “wrongful death” occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. Wrongful death cases arise from a variety of circumstances, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction accidents, bus accidents, amusement park accidents, airplane accidents, nursing home abuse, asbestos exposure, dangerous drugs or devices, defective products and workplace and job-related accidents.
Our attorneys help surviving family members get justice for the death of their loved one. We always remain sensitive to our client’s emotional needs during this difficult time and strive to ensure that our clients receive justice. Have any questions for the car accident attorney San Antonio call us today
Negligence must be proven in wrongful death cases. Our law firm is skilled at helping clients prove that the four critical components of negligence exist in their claim:
The defendant had a duty to the deceased.
The defendant failed in that duty (breach of duty).
The fatality was caused by the defendant’s breach of duty.
The survivors are entitled to damages as a result of the loss of their loved one.
In the state of Texas, wrongful death claims may be filed by the surviving statutory beneficiaries, or the decedent’s personal representative. The surviving statutory beneficiaries include the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased. The amount of damages awarded will depend on the plaintiffs’ relationship to the deceased, while the compensation for damages may include compensation for the following:
All medical expenses incurred as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
The loss of any future income.
Property damage, if applicable.
Any future services normally provided to you by the person who has died.
Loss of consortium, meaning a spouse’s right to the companionship, help and affection from the person who has died.
Mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering
Punitive damages, if the negligence was found to be wanton or willful.
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s misconduct or negligence, please contact our office today.