In this video, our Texas personal injury attorney discusses compensation for wrongful death claim damages and what can be recovered.
What compensation for wrongful death damages can be recovered?
I had a family come in the other day that lost a loved one. One of the questions they had is what type of damages are they entitled to seek in a wrongful death claim. Under Texas law, there are several things that they can ask for. One of the things is the amount of pain and suffering that their loved ones suffered as a result of the accident. Another item they would be able to seek recovery for is lost wages: how much money was the person earning, and over the future, how much they would have earned, including loss of inheritance? The family would also be entitled to seek mental anguish damages for the amount of suffering that they had to endure as a result of the death of their loved one. If you have any questions, we are here to help you.
We handle a variety of different types of cases where we aim to collect compensation for wrongful death damages. We know that every case is different and it is important that when you are looking for representation, that you chose someone who has a track record of success with your particular case. It increases your odds of success for your claim.
Wrongful death is an umbrella term of sorts that covers a lot of different types of accidents. For a claim to be considered wrongful death, there must be negligence that lead to injury/fatality. These incidents are also classified as accidental or else they would be criminal, not civil cases. Some of the most common types of wrongful death claims include a fatality as a result of:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Boating accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace injury
We have experience handling all of these kinds of wrongful death claims. Each case is a little bit unique, and when hiring an attorney, you want to take into consideration their experience with your particular claim. If you lost someone due to an auto accident, you should try to find an attorney who has successfully handled a wrongful death claim involving an auto accident before. Who you choose for your case has a huge impact on your potential compensation award.
Making the decision on who to have represent your deceased loved one can feel like a big decision. You only get one opportunity for justice and you want to make sure your lawyer is up to the task.
Have you lost a loved one or family member due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about compensation for wrongful death damages?
Contact our experienced Texas wrongful death attorneys at Garcia & Ochoa today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Let our experience work for you.
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