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As a family-owned law firm, we know that nothing is as important as family. When a close loved one dies, words cannot describe the agony and pain that surviving family members feel. This pain becomes even more unbearable when the loss is the direct result of someone else’s negligence. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, ensuring responsible parties are held accountable can provide closure. Our law firm works with compassion and diligence to help those who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s irresponsible actions.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH
The Texas Wrongful Death Act, under Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Codes defines what Wrongful Death is.
- The Death was caused in whole or in part by the conduct of another person or company; and
- The person or company was negligent or legally responsible for death through their actions; and
- There are surviving beneficiaries or dependents
- Monetary damages have been suffered as a result of the death
TYPES OF DAMAGES IN A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
- Medical Costs
- Lost Care and Support
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Funeral Expenses
Additionally, in cases where there is “gross negligence,” the family is also entitled to recover punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer for their conduct and to deter them from committing that conduct in the future.
COMMON TYPES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
- Car accident deaths
- 18-wheeler crashes
- Workplace Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction Site Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our Law Firm has the experience and compassion to help you and your family in a Wrongful Death action. All injury cases at our firm, including Wrongful Death, are handled on a contingency basis. While no law firm or attorney can change what has happened to you and your family, we will work hard to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. Contact The Echavarria Law Firm at (210)320-5633 regarding your wrongful death claim.