How You Know It’s Time to Call an Experienced Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer Near You
- Was your loved one killed in a preventable accident?
- Are you unsure how to provide for your family after your loved one’s passing?
- Is the at fault party failing to take financial responsibility for their actions?
- Are you unsure of what to do next and don’t know how to pay for an attorney?
- Are you afraid you might get taken advantage of?
- Do you have questions about your legal rights?
- Is the evidence that proves your case at risk of being lost, wasting away, or destroyed?
- Is the insurance company giving you the run around?
- Does the system seem complicated and titled against you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to give us a call and talk to an experienced McAllen wrongful death attorney. The call is free. We know what it feels like to feel frustrated, confused, and uncertain about you and your family’s future. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed or like a victim. Regain control. Stand up for you and your family. Put us to work for you.
Under Texas state law (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 71.001), a wrongful death is one that occurs as a result of careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent conduct. If your family member was involved in a fatal accident, you have a right to hold all responsible parties—and their insurance company—legally liable.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in McAllen, Texas?
Unfortunately, not everyone who has lost a loved one in an accident has a right to bring a claim under the Texas wrongful death statute. The primary parties that can file a wrongful death lawsuit are:
The deceased’s estate may also file a survival action for the deceased’s own death and their pain and suffering. .
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Damages Available in a Texas Wrongful Death Case
Through a wrongful death lawsuit—and a related survival action claim—family members and dependents of the victim can recover financial compensation. Wrongful death cases are extremely complicated. Our McAllen, Texas wrongful death attorney will protect your rights and help you seek justice and financial support. Compensation may be available for:
- Any out-of-pocket medical expenses;
- Funeral, burial, and other death-related costs;
- Loss of financial benefits, such as insurance;
- Non-economic damages, including loss of love, consortium, and support.; and
- Mental Anguish and pain and suffering.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded if the conduct causing the death is especially egregious. If a defendant acted with gross negligence, such as in a drunk driving accident claim, you may be entitled to recover punitive compensation on top of other damages.
Speak to Our McAllen Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
At The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, our McAllen wrongful death attorney is a compassionate, effective advocate for Texas families. If your loved one was killed as a result of the negligence of another party, we will help. To request a free, strictly confidential consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today. From our law office in McAllen, we represent individuals and families throughout South Texas, including in Hidalgo County, Cameron County, Willacy County, and Starr County.
We’ll value your time, explain the process, and be honest with you to a fault.
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Julian is the best example of what it means to be an excellent attorney. Following an automobile accident in which I lost my entire family, he fought my case and not only won, but was able to get a just compensation. I am very grateful to him and recommend him highly for his honesty and kindness throughout the case.
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