San Angelo Wrongful Death Lawyers
Helping Grieving Families Throughout San Angelo, TX
The loss of a loved one is emotionally and physically painful—especially if their death could have been prevented. Countless people every year lose a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. Filing a wrongful death claim allows grieving families to hold at-fault companies or people accountable for their loss while fighting for the compensation they need to move forward. You can seek compensation for medical care, lost future earnings, and mental anguish. Monetary compensation won’t bring back a loved one, but it can help you secure your family’s future.
Our San Angelo wrongful death attorneys have helped hundreds of families recover the compensation they rightfully deserve for the loss of their loved ones. For over a decade, we have secured some of the largest results in the country against some of the world's biggest legal opponents. We do what it takes to protect our clients and fight for the compensation they deserve.
Our San Angelo wrongful death attorneys help you secure the best possible results for your case—we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients: (888) 493-1629!
Wrongful Death FAQs
What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim can be filed when the negligent actions of another person or company led to someone's death. Wrongful death claims are civil claims, which means that they are brought directly by the family members of the victim. Even if the person responsible for the death is being criminally prosecuted, you can still file a civil lawsuit. If the fatality was caused by the wrongful doing of a company, the only way to get justice for your loved one is to file a wrongful death claim. Below are examples of what might qualify for a wrongful death claim:
- Car accidents caused by drunk driving, texting, or another form of distracted driving
- Workplace accidents caused by the lack of safety equipment or supervision
- Attacks, assaults, or other criminal actions
- Malpractice by a doctor who failed to identify or treat an ailment correctly
- Drowning accidents due to property issues or premises liability
- Defective products or drugs
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in San Angelo?
If you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person or company, you might be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim against whoever is responsible. Although every state law is different regarding who can file a wrongful death claim, virtually all states allow immediate family members to bring a wrongful death claim. Children and spouses have the primary right to file a wrongful death claim. This means that a parent, sibling, or another relative won’t be able to file a claim if a child or spouse is pursuing one. To determine if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim, consult with our San Angelo wrongful death attorneys.
In Texas, the eligible beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim include the following:
- Children (over 18 years of age)
- Parents of unmarried children
- Spouses or life partners
- Any other dependents
It is important to know that there is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Texas. This means that you only have two years to bring forth a wrongful death claim or the court might dismiss it. Contact our San Angelo wrongful death attorneys to determine if you can still file a claim: (888) 493-1629! To learn more about wrongful death in Texas, visit Sec. 71 of the Civil Practice & Remedies Code.
What Damages Are Recoverable in a Texas Wrongful Death Claim?
No amount of money will bring back your loved one, but filing a wrongful death claim will help you obtain the financial compensation you need to support your family and cover funeral expenses. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, there are three general types of damages depending on the applicable laws of the state.
- Economic Damages: You may receive compensation for financial expenses related to the death of your loved one. This may include funeral and medical expenses, along with the victim’s future earnings and benefits had they lived.
- Non-Economic Damages: You may also receive compensation for non-economic damages that have less tangible value. This may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of inheritance, and loss of consortium.
- Punitive Damages: Punitive damages can also be awarded as a way of punishing the responsible party for willful or grossly negligent acts. It helps ensure that what happened to you doesn't happen to any other family.
Our San Angelo Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You!
If you have recently lost someone you love because of another’s negligence, there is a way for your family to move forward while holding at-fault parties. However, to file a wrongful death claim, you must present substantial evidence to demonstrate that the party responsible owed your loved one a duty of care, breached the duty of care, and caused their death as a result.
The San Angelo wrongful death attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can help you every step of the way. We have helped hundreds of families recover the compensation they rightfully deserve for the loss of their loved ones and have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Contact our San Angelo wrongful death attorneys for a free case review at (888) 493-1629. Learn your legal options, create a recovery plan, and start moving forward.