Handling Wrongful Death Claims
Advocacy from an Odessa Personal Injury Lawyer
When a person dies in an accident as a result on someone else's negligent
or careless behavior, it can be a very devastating and frustrating situation.
The good news is that you and your loved ones do not have to suffer without
justice; negligent parties can be held accountable for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, call an Odessa wrongful death
lawyer for compassionate and dedicated service.
Herring Law Firm has fought for hundreds of clients over the years and
their commitment to obtaining just results has earned them inclusion in the
Texas Super Lawyers®
Rising Stars℠ lists of 2014 and 2015. You can trust them to put your needs first and
provide caring legal guidance!
Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Lawuit for My Loved One?
Often times, individuals wonder if they have legal rights to bring a wrongful
death suit for their loved one. The law sets aside certain individuals
who are eligible to do so, including surviving spouses, children, or parents,
all of whom have three months to file a claim.
You can recover compensation for various damages, such as:
- Lost financial support
- Loss of consortium
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Funeral costs and expenses
- Hospital bills or expenses
- Loss of inheritance
Some cases may allow for exemplary damages when there is evidence of a
willful act or gross negligence. This can include punitive damages intended
to punish the guilty party and may increase the verdict amount. The spouse
will typically be granted the first opportunity to file a claim, garnering
the most compensation, while dividing it between children and parents
in certain cases.
Secure Dedicated Representation Today
Time is of the essence if you wish to recover compensation for the loss
of a loved one. Herring Law Firm can walk you through the entire process
and fight for you during the challenging court or settlement process.