According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 120,000 Americans die from unintentional injuries suffered in various types of accidents every year. Fortunately, the civil courts in Texas recognize the right of the family to sue for the wrongful death of a loved one.
In order to file a successful claim for wrongful death, is necessary to prove that the accident was caused by some type of careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent or malicious conduct on the part of the other person. In these situations, it is best to have a seasoned El Paso wrongful death attorney on your side to help you gather evidence and establish liability for your wrongful death claim.
Find out whether or not you have grounds to sue for wrongful death and how much your claim may be worth. Contact Farah Law today at (915) 233-4297 or take a few moments to fill out a free case evaluation form.
Unfortunately, accidents happen all the time and always have the potential to cause deaths. A majority of wrongful death claims are also car accident claims, as more than 6 million accidents occur in the U.S. every year due to how many drivers there are on the road, and how often we drive – many drivers are on the road daily as they make their work commute.
Other common types of wrongful death claims include:
The damages you can recover in a wrongful death claim can include full compensation for medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, surgeries, hospital stays, X-rays, prescription medication, and aftercare options like physical therapy. Your claim can also include payment to replace the lost income contributions which you could reasonably have expected to receive in the present and future from the decedent.
Furthermore, you can receive noneconomic damages for pain, suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of companionship and society. In the event that the accident was caused by gross recklessness, malice, or intentional misconduct, you may even be able to receive punitive damages.
States of their own laws that dictate who exactly can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. In Texas, the parents, children, and spouse of the deceased can file a claim. Children may file a claim if they’re over 18. Siblings and grandparents of the deceased are not allowed to file a claim.
Additionally, there isn’t a specific member that needs to file a claim in Texas. Any of the mentioned individuals can file, or family members can group together and file a joint claim if they choose. If no family member files a claim within three months of the death, an executor can file on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
At Farah Law, our experienced wrongful death lawyers understand that the loss of a loved one has widespread implications upon your family and everyday life. If your family member's death should have been prevented, a practiced El Paso wrongful death attorney from our legal team may be able to help you recover financial compensation to help you offset the significant economic burden of your loss.
We can help you seek justice for your emotional and financial losses by providing your family with the experienced guidance and dedicated advocacy you need and deserve.
Allow our legal tea to shoulder some of your burdens so you and your family can grieve. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case at (915) 233-4297 today.