A Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing someone you love is difficult even under the best of circumstances. When that loss is compounded with the knowledge that their death was the result of the unnecessary and negligent acts of another, it hurts that much more. At Annie McAdams, PC, our lawyers represent people who have lost those closest to them in wrongful death cases. It won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help with the additional financial responsibilities their loss has brought you.
Texas Wrongful Death Explained
Wrongful death is a cause of action a person may bring in Texas if they lost a loved one due to another’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, or failure to act.
If you are wondering whether or not you are able to bring a wrongful death action for the death of your loved one, ask this question: If my loved one had lived through the accident that killed them, would they have had a personal injury claim? If the answer is “yes”, then you should be able to proceed with a wrongful death action.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death can take place in any number of accidents. Some of the most common causes are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Maritime & Offshore Accidents
- Defective Products
Who Is Able To Pursue A Claim For Wrongful Death
The ability to pursue a wrongful death claim is limited by Texas law to the following:
- Surviving Spouse
- Other Dependents
What Can Be Recovered In A Texas Wrongful Death Case
If you are contemplating filing a wrongful death case, you were likely dependent on the decedent in one way or another. Perhaps your deceased loved one was the primary breadwinner, or maybe they provided care to your minor children so that you could work outside the home. In either case, their death means that life as you know it is over, and you have to find a new way to carry on. A wrongful death case can help you recover the money you need to do just that. You may be able to recover the following damages:
- Loss of income for the home
- Loss of inheritance, including the amount they would have saved if they had lived to a normal life expectancy
- Mental anguish
- Pain & Suffering
- Medical expenses the deceased incurred
- Funeral expenses for the deceased
A Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer By Your Side
You’ve lost your loved one due to the negligent acts of another, and you are left to pick up the pieces of the life you used to know. By holding those responsible for the wrongful death of your family member, you may be able to recover compensation that helps with the additional burdens you now face. Contact the professionals at Annie McAdams, PC, to find out how you can have a Texas attorney guide you through this process. Contact us today.