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Seek Justice for the Loss of Your Loved One

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.

Common Types of Fatal Accidents

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:

  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and falls can instantly become fatal accidents when individuals hit their heads or damage their necks or spinal cords. Common types of slip and falls occur on wet pavements outside, liquid spills, torn carpet, or on stairs without railings. Many slip and falls occur in offices and other work sites.
  • Defective products: Though manufacturers are responsible for testing their products for safety before they go to market, some products end up exhibiting signs of defects after they’re in the hands of consumers, which can cause fatal injuries. Common products cited in product liability cases include car defects, unsafe pharmaceutical medications, and other toxic products.
  • Medical malpractice: Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for physicians to fail to diagnose patients or misdiagnose them so that they don’t receive the treatment they need before the end up dying from their injuries or illness.

Wrongful Death Damages in Texas

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.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death?

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.

We Can Help Your Family Fight for Justice

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 injury 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.

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