Attorneys Help You File a Wrongful Death Claim for a Fatal Accident
Focusing on legal and financial problems after a deadly accident
An accident that takes the life of a loved one can devastate you and your family. Often, families are too grief-stricken after an unexpected fatal auto accident, workplace injury or fall to think about monetary compensation for their lost loved ones. However medical bills, burial costs, and other financial problems can mount quickly, particularly if your loved one was a wage earner. The financial repercussions of your loved one’s death can soon overwhelm you and your family.
Our lawyers understand what a difficult time this is for you. We work hard to help you obtain the money you need and deserve after an accident to help make your loss less of a financial struggle. Through personalized service, accessibility and a passion for justice, we are proud to have obtained more than $100 million in settlements for our clients over our years in practice. We are the best wrongful death lawyers Corpus Christi.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
When loved ones are killed or face death in fatal accidents, certain family members may recover compensation for their resulting financial losses under the law. Surviving family members who may file for wrongful death include the heirs under intestate law:
- Children and grandchildren
If you are an heir who was dependent on the victim whose death occurred at the time of his or her death, you may recover an award as if you were the sole heir in a proportion determined by the court, which considers such factors as the age of all dependents, physical and mental condition, educational needs, finances and other sources of support. In any case, beneficiaries can only recover monetary damages for their own losses, including:
- Loss of current and future financial support, including wages and benefits
- Loss of assistance, guidance, and companionship
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
In addition, a survivor’s action can be joined with a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages that the deceased suffered. When a person is killed because of a wrongful act, neglect or default, the administrator of the deceased’s estate can sue to recover damages the deceased would have been able to recover if he or she had lived. These are basically personal injury damages and include the pain and suffering the deceased victim went through before death.
What types of wrongful death cases does our firm handle?
Our attorneys have experience and skills in all types of wrongful death claims. If you lost a loved one in any type of accident caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another, and resulted in death, we can help you seek compensation for your loss. Some of the most common fatal accidents that may give rise wrongful death claims involve all types of motor vehicles collisions:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
Legal Areas of Practice for our Law Firms, P.C.
With over two decades of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death law, the tough and aggressive lawyers at our Texas Law Offices can help you when you have been wrongfully hurt or lost a loved one due to the carelessness or wrongdoing of another party. Over the years, we’ve enabled thousands of Texans to recover multiple millions of dollars for the injuries they’ve suffered and the family members they have wrongfully lost. Our focus at our Texas Law Offices is handling Texas/ Texas personal injury and Texas/ Texas wrongful death cases. Such cases can cover a wide array of different negligent actions.
In order to let you know what we can do for you, we’ve provided some brief and basic information about many of our areas of expertise including the wrongful death. By no means is this information all-encompassing, nor are these the only types of Texas personal injury and Texas wrongful death cases. To find out how we can help you with your case or to get more information about your situation, call us any time for a free consultation at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free). We’re here to answer your questions at any time. No matter how you were wrongfully injured or your loved one was negligently killed, we can use our immense knowledge and experience to assist you in finding the compensation you deserve. We can help you with the following personal injury and wrongful death situations:
Far too many Texans lose family members every year as a result of the negligent actions of others. When this happens, the victim’s loved ones have the right to pursue restitution for their emotional suffering and financial losses with a Texas/ Texas wrongful death lawsuit. Due to the complex nature and a large amount of compensation that is usually at stake, defendants will often contest Texas’ wrongful death lawsuits. Thus, in order to get the compensation to which you are entitled, you will likely need the help of a skilled and seasoned Texas Texas wrongful death lawyer. at our Texas Law Offices, our attorneys know how to protect the rights of grieving families, and we will do whatever we can legally to help them find the compensation they deserve.
As we mentioned, wrongful death lawsuits can involve several different types of accidents, such as drunken driving accidents, fatal construction accidents, deadly 18-wheeler collisions, car wrecks, and fatal workplace mishaps just to name a few. Actionable negligence can occur intentionally or just accidentally as a result of momentary carelessness or inattention, and any many cases more than one party will have caused or contributed to the cause of the fatal accident.
When a person merely suffers an injury due to the negligence of someone else, then he or she still has the right to seek compensation from the responsible party with a Texas/ Texas personal injury lawsuit. In order to be actionable, the personal injury must have been the result of someone failing to provide a legal duty of care to another party, and it must have caused measurable financial losses, such as: medical expenses or lost income. Like wrongful deaths, Texas personal injury lawsuits can stem from several different types of accidents, including construction accidents, medical malpractice, car wrecks, child abuse, nursing home abuse, 18-wheeler collisions, motorcycles wrecks, injuries from product defects, and many more.
Like any area in Texas, see plenty of traffic from 18-wheelers, and that means there will also be occasional accidents with semi-trucks. When injuries and deaths result from these accidents, the lawsuits to settle them are extremely technical and difficult for non-attorneys to handle. Since Texas/ Texas trucking accidents usually result in a tremendous amount of financial and physical harm, the insurance policies for commercial trucks have to be enormous. However, this doesn’t mean the victim will be adequately compensated. In fact, the opposite is often true, as the insurance company will expend greater effort to protect a larger policy. This means that victims oftentimes need the help of a learned and experienced attorney to deal with an 18-wheeler accident in Texas.
Thus, if you have been injured or someone you love has died in a Texas big rig wreck, then you should call our Law Firms. We’ve dealt with many different truck accident cases, both those involving injuries and fatalities, so we know how to get you the compensation you deserve. Not only do we know how to litigate these cases, but we have the all-important finely-honed investigative skills necessary to uncover the liable party in a complex Texas/ Texas semi-truck accident case.
Seek the help you need from our lawyers who care about results
With decades of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, our attorneys have significant knowledge and skills combined with a passion for helping accident victims. To learn more about your claim for the loss of a loved one, call us to schedule a free initial consultation for wrongful death claims in Corpus Christi.