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McAllen Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compensation After the Death of a Loved One

At Farah Law, our lawyers have over 50 years of experience and have a long history of helping accident victims and their families, and we understand what a horrendous tragedy this may be for you. It is important, however, to begin work on your wrongful death claim with a minimum of delay to ensure that there is sufficient time to prepare the case for the best possible results, as well as to avoid letting the statute of limitations run out before you take legal action.

If it can be proven that the accident which claimed the life of your family member was caused by another person's careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent actions - or failure to act - you may be able to claim monetary damages to offset the tremendous economic impact of your loss. Your wrongful death claim can provide you with compensation for all of the bills for medical treatment for your loved one's injury or illness, as well as for the lost income contributions which your family would have received in the future from the decedent. You can additionally claim damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium, companionship, and society. In the event that the death was caused by malice or intentional misconduct, you may even be able to receive punitive damages.

Contact us online or by phone at (956) 435-0589 to take advantage of your free consultation today. Our McAllen wrongful death attorneys are here to lend compassionate support.

Cause of Death Statistics for Texas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that accidents and unintentional injuries are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 120,000 Americans on a yearly basis. Only heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and stroke kill more people. Accidents are an even more common cause of death in Texas, as the fourth most common killer in this state. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that accidents were the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 1 and 44 years, accounting for approximately one third of all deaths in this state.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims

When it comes to wrongful death, some types of claims are more common than others. Car accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death claims because of how often people drive and how many people drive. On average, 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. every year, and more than 90 people die in car accidents every day. The majority of car accidents are caused by human error, whether it be due to driving under the influence, not paying attention, or speeding. Families of those killed in car accidents often move forward with holding the at-fault driver responsible for their negligence.

Other common types of wrongful death claims our team has worked on include:

  • Workplace accidents: While employees working in more laborious industries like construction are at higher risk of being killed while on the job, workplace accidents resulting in fatalities can happen anywhere. Delivery workers or truckers can also die from injuries after a car accident while on the job.
  • Product liability: While manufacturers run through many tests to ensure their products are safe to use, sometimes products will be defective and cause death through explosions, poison, and other methods. Common examples of product liability and wrongful death claims include toxic foods, unsafe products for children, defective cars, and defective pharmaceutical products.
  • Medical malpractice: We inherently trust our physicians to treat us and improve our health, not make it worse. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are human and sometimes make mistakes. Common medical malpractice cases that end in death include failure to diagnose a condition or misdiagnosis of a condition, which prevents doctors from treating the victim properly before they succumb to their illness or injuries.

As early as possible after your family has lost a loved one in a serious accident, contact our McAllen wrongful death attorneys at Farah Law for a free case evaluation at (956) 435-0589.

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