Wrongful Death Lawyer in Texas
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Was your loved one killed by the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act of another? You and your family may be entitled to bring a wrongful death action against the at-fault party to collect compensation such as funeral expenses, medical expenses, and emotional damages. The Texas wrongful death attorneys at Stern Law Group have years of experience handling wrongful death cases. We understand this is a difficult time, which is why we promise to never compromise compassionate client service while fighting aggressively to protect your rights.
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Texas?
Texas law pertaining to wrongful death claims states that the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the victim can file a claim, individually or as a group. If neither of them file a claim within three months after the incident, the victim’s executor of their estate can file the claim instead.
Damages in Wrongful Death
In a wrongful death case, the damages that are paid are meant to compensate surviving family members for any losses that were endured as a result of the incident. In some cases, plaintiffs can pursue exemplary damages when there is evidence that the wrongful death was caused by a willful and deliberate act of omission or gross negligence.
Damages in wrongful death can compensate for the following losses:
- Lost or diminished earning capacity
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Lost inheritance
Wrongful Death Texas Statute
Wrongful death litigation in Texas must follow the procedures set up in the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 4, Chapter 71, Subchapter A "Wrongful Death." This statute explains that the cause for wrongful death actions arise out of the same situations as personal injury actions, with the only difference being that the injury or illness was fatal.
Stern Law Group represents victims and families throughout the state of
Texas from offices in Houston, Bellaire, and McAllen. No matter where
you are in Texas, our firm is prepared to provide the representation you
need to recover the compensation you deserve.
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