WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we each endure. When that loved one is lost due to the negligence of someone else, it can be even more difficult. At Snellings Law PC, our goal is to step into action immediately and take the additional difficulties of having to deal with negligence claims off our clients' minds so that they can focus on grieving for their loved ones. We have guided numerous wrongful death claims through the litigation process and are experienced with all of the difficulties that can arise. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, please call us today. We will evaluate all potential actions to pursue and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward.
Wrongful death claims are different than other negligence claims. There are different causes of action available to the claimants, as well as different damages that can be recovered. Attorneys that do not have experience in prosecuting wrongful death claims may not have the necessary knowledge to obtain the full-value of a claim. At Snellings Law PC, we have handled numerous wrongful death claims and are well-versed in making sure we obtain the best possible recovery for the loved one's family. We make it our goal to treat each and every client as if they were our own family members and to provide a level of service that is surpassed by no one.
Who can bring a wrongful death claim?
In the state of Texas, as in most other states, a wrongful death claim may be brought by the decedent's spouse, biological or adopted children, or parents. The wrongful death statute does not allow claims to be made by siblings, step-children, grandparents, aunts/uncles or anyone else.
We have handled wrongful death cases arising from 18-wheeler crashes, car crashes, bus crashes, falls, DWI crashes, and motorcycle crashes among others. At Snellings Law PC, we will handle all of the details from setting up a claim, guiding it through the litigation process and trial, and helping the family to sort through the medical expenses and other monetary issues after the claim or lawsuit is resolved.
What type of damages are recoverable?
Wrongful death plaintiffs may be able to recover the following types of damages under Texas law: (1) Pecuniary losses such as funeral expenses, psychological treatment, and loss of services; (2) Mental Anguish; (3) Loss of companionship and society; (4) Loss of inheritance; and (5) Exemplary damages. There are additional damages recoverable for the deceased's survival cause of action as well. At Snellings Law PC, we are experienced in fighting for each and every element of damages available to the family who lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence. Please call us today at 214-387-0387 to discuss how we can help you.