Wrongul Death Attorney San Antonio Texas
Have you recently experienced the wrongful death of your spouse, a child, or a parent because of the direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless actions of a person or company? While your life has been devastated and forever altered, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible so that the accident can be investigated before any critical evidence has been disposed of or destroyed. The negligent party should be held responsible for the wrongful death of your loved one.
No amount of money can replace your loss, but an attorney can help you uncover the truth about the death and can potentially obtain compensation to help offset past and future costs and income loss.
Who can make a wrongful death claim and how long do you have to make the claim?
Parents, children, and spouses of the deceased have a right to bring a wrongful death claim. Three months after the death, the deceased’s estate may bring a wrongful death claim. You have two years from the date of the wrongful death to file a claim, after this date no claim may be filed.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim can arise from practically any type of personal injury claim that results in death such as:
- Automobile accidents
- Work injuries
- Dog attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- Offshore accidents
- Defective products
- Premises liability
- Accidents caused by a drunk driver
- 18-wheeler/commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Types of Damages
There are a wide variety of damages that you could receive as the result of the wrongful death of your spouse, child or parent. Some of the damages may include:
- Loss of Earning Capacity – this includes money the decedent would have been expected to earn and provide to support the beneficiaries
- Loss of Household Services – value of services such as chores and assistance the decedent would have provided
- Loss of Society and Companionship – value of the loss of love, counsel, and emotional support
- Mental Anguish – suffering/anguish you have endured as a result of the loss
- Loss of Inheritance – the amount the deceased spouse would have added to the estate at the end of his or her natural life
- Loss of Benefits – such as insurance
- Expenses associated with the death – medical and burial costs
- Exemplary Damages – If the death was caused by a willful act or omission or gross negligence, you may be entitled to punitive or exemplary damages
A wrongful death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another is devastating emotionally, psychologically, and financially. You should not have to worry about dealing with insurance companies and those who are trying to quickly settle your claim. You should take your time because you need to determine what the full extent of your financial losses will be. You need an attorney with compassion who can help you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve. At Amanda L. James Law, you will get just that. I will investigate the accident, determine how and why it occurred and hold the responsible persons accountable for their negligence.
Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today so that I can help make this devastating time easier for you. I am dedicated to getting you the compensation and justice you deserve. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, and the Texas Hill Country.