Brookshire Wrongful Death Attorney
The experience of unexpectedly losing a loved one is traumatic. It is even worse when your family member’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior. When another person’s or company’s actions lead to death, the victim’s surviving family members might have the right to bring a wrongful death claim in Texas. If you lost a loved one, contact a Brookshire wrongful death attorney to determine what legal rights you have.
Wrongful death claims can be complicated. You need a lawyer who understands wrongful death laws and has experience resolving them. At The West Law Office, we know what a difficult time this is for you and the sensitive nature of these cases. We provide professional yet aggressive representation. Our primary goal is to help you get the compensation your family deserves in a Texas wrongful death claim.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
Surviving beneficiaries are the ones to bring a wrongful death claim in Texas. These individuals can include a surviving spouse and/or children. There is also a limited amount of time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, you have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit. Failure to do so can result in your claim being barred entirely.
Types of Texas Wrongful Death Claims
Your family would deserve compensation if a family member was killed by someone else’s reckless actions and negligence. There are many types of accidents and incidents that can bring forth a wrongful death claim in Texas. Some of the most common wrongful death claims we handle occur from:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Slip and fall
- Defective products
- Domestic violence
- Construction site accidents
Many people think about wrongful death claims after auto accidents and medical malpractice, but criminal activity can also lead to a wrongful death claim. Home invasions, robberies, carjackings, etc., are events that could result in a wrongful death claim if the victim dies. Wrongful death claims are civil actions. If the defendant was arrested and charged criminally for their actions that led to your loved one’s death, that is an entirely separate action. You can still bring a civil claim for damages, even if criminal charges are pending.
Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death claims focus on the survivors’ damages, not the deceased. You would receive compensation for the loss of future earnings and financial aid the family lost, loss of love and companionship, loss of household services, and your pain and suffering.
Contact a Texas Wrongful Death Attorney
When you retain The West Law Office, we will go over all the details of a wrongful death claim with you and discuss how the legal process works, what compensation your family is entitled to, etc. We want you to concentrate on your family and take the necessary time to work through your grief. The last thing you need to be concerned with is negotiating with the insurance company and ensuring you don’t miss the statute of limitations.
If you need assistance with a wrongful death claim in Brookshire, contact The West Law Office today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us help protect your family’s rights so you can properly mourn the loss of your beloved.