Tyler Wrongful Death Attorney
The loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence can leave the family left behind struggling not only emotionally, but also financially. Wrongful death of a loved one can be especially devastating to the family left behind when the person lost was the primary caregiver and financial provider. Determining how the mounting medical bills will be paid can only at to the stress caused by the loss of a loved one. I can assist you in fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongful actions that led to the loss of a loved one.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a civil claim that seeks to hold the responsible or at fault parties accountable for the death of your loved one. A wrongful death claim is separate an apart from any criminal action that may be brought by the state. A wrongful death claim can be made even if criminal charges are not brought or are not successful. Depending on the facts of your case, a wrongful death claim may be brought against an individual, multiple individuals or even a company or corporation. It is important that you contact a Tyler Wrongful Death Attorney immediately so you can seek accountability against all those involved in causing the death of your loved one.
Who Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim?
The children, spouse and parents of the deceased person can pursue a wrongful death claim under Texas law. Additionally, if the children, spouse or Even a child who is above the age of 18 may bring a wrongful death claim for the loss of his or her parent. Texas law specifically limits the parties able to pursue a wrongful death claim to the children, spouse, and parents of the deceased person.
What Kinds of Compensation Can Be Sought in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The types of compensation available in a wrongful death claim are dependent upon the person making the claim. For example, a young child’s claim for loss of a parent may seek damages quite different from a parent’s claim for the loss of an adult child. Each case is very fact dependent, but some of the damages that can be sought are:
Loss of Inheritance
Loss of Financial Support
Loss of Companionship
Exemplary damages are also available in certain cases if the death resulted from willful or wanton negligence. Exemplary damages are sought to punish the behavior of the person who caused the death.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s actions contact me for a free initial consultation regarding your case.