Wrongful Death Law FAQ
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Injuries that result in death are serious, and if they were caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another, those responsible should be held accountable. The legal team at Hermes E. Flores has extensive experience handling wrongful death cases, where a victim was killed or died as a result of their injuries. Many of our clients have questions about wrongful death lawsuits, and some of the most common questions have included the following:
Q: My spouse died after sustaining serious injuries at work. Do I have a wrongful death claim?
A: In most instances, a surviving spouse may file a wrongful death claim for damages. Children and the parents of the victim, whether biological or adopted, may also file wrongful death claims. But Texas law does not allow a surviving brother or sister to file a wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of their brother or sister.
Q: What sort of damages might I be entitled to in a wrongful death action as the surviving spouse?
A: Damages in a wrongful death case are meant to compensate any surviving family members for the losses they sustain as a result of their loved one’s death. Some of these damages include compensation for lost earning capacity, for medical expenses that were incurred as a result of your loved one’s injury or last illness, for emotional and mental anguish and pain and suffering, for loss of love and companionship, and for lost inheritance. If more than one family member has suffered as a result of a loved one’s death, the damages will typically be divided amongst those family members.
Q: When is the right time to consult with a personal injury lawyer following my loved one’s death?
A: Losing a loved one can be a traumatic experience. It takes time to heal and to figure out how you’ll go about living your day-to-day life without a companion, a parent, or your child. When you’re trying to handle this emotional and devastating experience, you shouldn’t also have to wonder how you’re going to make ends meet now that your loved one is gone. That’s why it’s important to consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer as soon after your loved one’s death as possible in order to preserve your claim and to make sure you obtain the compensation you and your family deserves. It’s important to note that under Texas law, in most cases you only have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. Since wrongful death cases can be complex and involve more than one defendant, it’s usually better to seek the advice and consult of an experienced attorney sooner rather than later.
The Experienced Texas Personal Injury Team at Hermes E. Flores is Ready to Help You and Your Family Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
If you’ve experienced the devastating loss of a loved one as the result of negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another, it’s imperative that you consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer right away. When you are overwhelmed and emotional and don’t know how you should proceed, it’s important to have an attorney by your side who is compassionate and who has the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary for obtaining significant results in wrongful death cases. Contact an attorney at Hermes E. Flores today at (512) 947-9103 for your free consultation to discuss your Wrongful Death that happened in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, or anywhere else in Texas. and learn more about how we can help you. It is important to us that we are easily accessible by our clients at any time, day or night, so we are available when you need us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.