Wrongful death claims involve the death of person due to the negligence or a wrongful act of another person. Obviously, it is not the deceased who files this type of claim. Rather, it is the deceased’s loved ones who are suffering financially and emotionally as a result of the wrongful death. Medical and funeral expenses are immediate damages while longer term damages include loss of income and other “pecuniary injuries” such as loss of spousal relationships and moral training, instruction, and educational training that would have otherwise been given to surviving children. Pain and suffering from before the injured party died may also be recoverable though many considerations are involved including severity and duration.
In the state of Texas, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate files wrongful death claims for the benefit of the “next of kin” which includes surviving spouses and children. You will need an experienced law firm in order to pursue wrongful death claims in Brownsville. We are highly experienced and compassionate. We know how devastating any death can be, especially sudden deaths that should never have occurred. We also understand that you are grieving and that everyone grieves differently. Having a lawyer on your side ensures that you are not taken advantage of while you are vulnerable and that your long term needs are aggressively taken into account.
Wrongful deaths occur under many different circumstances such as:
- Auto accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Premises liability
Not only does our law firm have the legal expertise to represent your wrongful death case, we also have external contacts with professionals such as accident reconstructionists, investigators, medical experts, and presentation specialists. We know you’re grieving and need time to heal, but you may need our legal expertise. Call us for a free, no obligation consultation.