Every wrongful death case is heart-wrenching, and as a personal injury law firm, we understand that when you turn to us, it is our responsibility to get you the justice you deserve. If you believe your loved one lost their life as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can turn to a compassionate San Angelo wrongful death lawyer from our legal team to effectively guide you through each phase of the process ahead.
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Of course, no amount of compensation can replace your loved one. But with a legal team on your side, you can at least have peace of mind, knowing justice was served. Our legal team cares about you, your family, and your future.
What Defines a Wrongful Death Case?
To win any wrongful death case, you’ll need to prove that had the decedent lived, he or she would have had a valid personal injury claim against the person who caused the incident that ultimately ended their life. Wrongful death can occur just about in any circumstance, including as a result of:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Work incidents
- Slip and falls
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Whenever a person loses their life, they leave behind several people who love and miss them. Unfortunately, however, only certain people may bring wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. They are as follows, and in this order:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s children
- The decedent’s parents
- The decedent’s personal representative
What Can I Recover Compensation For?
As long as you’re successful in your wrongful death claim, you should be entitled to compensation to help cover the following:
- Funeral expenses
- The cost of medical care prior to death
- Pain and suffering
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or guidance
- The cost of daily household services the individual performed, such as yardwork
- Emotional trauma
- The cost of lost wages your loved one would have provided
How Long Can I Wait to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
In Texas, an individual must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of death. Once the statute of limitations expires, a person can no longer pursue a claim for wrongful death.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Our pledge to you is that we will work tirelessly on your case, remain available to answer each of your questions, and keep you updated, every step of the way. Contact The Mathis Law Firm today so you can tell us your story and so we can start fighting for the justice you and your family deserve.