Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death cases are separated into two different categories based upon the time periods of the accident and when the death occurred. The first type of wrongful death case occurs is if the individual’s death is not instantaneous after the accident. Under this category the court will look from the time of the negligent action until the death. For example, if when someone is in a deadly car accident or fatal truck accident, survives, and then suffers and eventually passes away. This might happen over hours, days, or even weeks. In this first category, the surviving family or estate may be entitled to recover for their loved ones medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, funeral costs for the time that their loved one was alive after the negligent act took place. The second type of wrongful death case involves an accident involving a negligent action and the individual does not survive and their death is instant.
A death can take a horrible toll on the family members both emotionally, legally, and financially. Texas state law provides a means to address some of these concerns by having a wrongful death law. This means that a person can file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party who caused the deceased person’s death. This could be either and individual or a corporation who might be responsible. The case is brought in the civil court by the surviving family members or the deceased’s estate and is often times represented by a lawyer.
Wrongful Death Claim Cause of Action
- Financial - lost earning capacity
- Care - lost care, maintenance, support, advice, service that the deceased loved one would have provided for to his surviving family members.
- Emotional Anguish - mental and emotional pain and suffering from losing a loved one in such a tragedy
- Loss of Consortium - marital love, affection, and comfort
- Loss of Inheritance - in some cases if the deceased would have saved and left income to the surviving family of the course of a normal lifetime it can be recoverable as well.
- Exemplary Damages - if the wrongful death was caused by a willful act, omission, or gross negligence, damages may be awarded as “punishment” to the responsible party. This is also known as punitive damages.
Lawyer For Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Galveston County
Often question our Wrongful Death Attorney gets asked is why one should file a wrongful death against the person who caused the accident? People file wrongful death claims for many reasons. Sometimes, they do it for the good of others to try and prevent someone else from having to go through a similar experience. Others need the resources to support children or to manage unpaid medical bills and funeral expenses. Regardless of your situation, the Pascoe Law Firm can help. The Pascoe Law Firm places a strong emphasis on staying in touch with our clients. Many people who face legal challenges have questions about the law and how to file a wrongful death claim. The Pascoe Law Firm can answer your legal questions. The Pascoe Law Firm offers free initial consultations for individuals who feel their loved one might have a wrongful death case. We service the Texas City, Galveston, League City, Baytown, Beaumont, and La Porte, TX areas. Hablamos Español.
Resources for Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Texas
Wrongful Death Claim
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011
Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010
Economic Valuation for Wrongful Death
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