When a person’s death is caused by another person’s negligence, the surviving family members can bring a claim for their losses. This is known as a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can arise out of a number of different situations, such as medical malpractice, a car accident, exposure to hazardous conditions at work, or criminal behavior. If your loved one was killed due to the negligence of another, you should consider filing a wrongful death claim.
You may be awarded damages if your wrongful death claim is successful. The term damages refers to monetary compensation for a person’s losses. Under Texas law, there are different types of damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit. Pecuniary damages are the main type of damages. It can be awarded for things like loss of income, funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of companionship. Punitive damages is the other main type of damages, which is awarded as a punishment against the wrongdoer.
At Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that no amount of damages can compensate you for the loss of your loved one. By filing a wrongful death claim, you and your family members can be compensated for your own losses—both financial and emotional. Moreover, a wrongful death action can hold the responsible party accountable for what he or she did.
For more than 30 years, our firm has been helping people throughout the San Antonio area make the difficult decision of whether to file a wrongful death claim. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Filing a wrongful death claim can be a complex process. By using our combined knowledge and experience in this area of the law, we can take the steps needed to build a strong case for you.
Although we will work closely with you throughout your case, we understand that you may need to take time to focus on your family. You have been through enough, and seeking the compensation that you deserve should not add to your stress. To find out more about how our firm could help you, please visit our homepage.