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The unexpected death of a loved one often results in serious financial and emotional burdens on family members. Texas law recognizes this harm and allows family members to seek recovery from the wrongdoer under the Texas Wrongful Death Statute. The right of family members to bring the wrongful death action exists if the wrongdoer is an individual, governmental entity, hospital, corporation or other type of business. Also, a wrongful death claim exists regardless of how the death occurred, whether it was a car accident, trucking accident, oilfield accident, or workplace accident.
Our wrongful death attorneys do not believe for a second that a lawsuit in any way lessens the hurt from such a loss, but our attorneys believe holding the wrongdoers accountable and pursuing all the rights allowed under the law can help in bringing justice to those that have unnecessarily suffered. Another important reason that you may want to pursue a legal claim for the wrongful death of a loved one is that, by holding the wrongdoer accountable, you help to prevent another person from suffering the same fate. Legal actions can help make us all safer and bring some meaning to senseless suffering. Call us at 214-484-1930.
WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES
Texas law allows for family members to recover the following damages pursuant to a wrongful death cause of action:
- Medical bills related to the incident resulting in the wrongful death;
- Loss of future financial support;
- Loss of inheritance;
- Loss of love, companionship, care and affection;
- Funeral expenses; and
- Punitive damages in cetain limited situations,
While Texas law allows the recovery of these damages, the insurance company’s sole purpose is to limit the damages you are entitled to under Texas law. That is why it is important to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to represent your family in pursuing a claim. The wrongful death attorneys at Lovins Trosclair have years of xperience negotiating with insurance companies and taking them to trial to pursue the maximum amount of damages available to our wrongful death clients.
In conjunction with a wrongful death clam, in some situations Texas law also allows for a survivorship claim to be brought by the surviving family members. A survivorship claim exists if there is evidence that the deceased party experienced conscious pain prior to his or her death as a result of someone else’s wrongful acts. If so, the family may be able to seek damages related to that pain and suffering in addition to the wrongful death claim. Survivorship claims can often be difficult to prove, so it is important that you hire an attorney with the knowledge and experience to develop and present that claim at trial.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
Texas law can be difficult on injured victims and their families. Wrongful death claims are one area where the law does a good job of protecting the rights of injured victims. The wrongful death attorneys at Lovins Trosclair have decades of experience fighting for the rights of individuals pursuing wrongful death and survivorship claims. Call us today of your family has suffered a tragic loss at the hands of another so that we can begin working hard to protect your rights. All initial consultations are free, and we do not get paid unless we recover on your behalf. Call now: 214-484-1930.