When someone’s negligence results in a death, the surviving spouse, children or parents can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation. If they do not file suit within 90 days, the personal representative of an estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If a member of your immediate family has died in a fatal accident, you have the right to claim compensation. You should speak with an attorney to discuss your case. Call us in Waco at 254-262-3925.
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Johnson Hobbs Squires LLP in Waco is a team of trial lawyers experienced in complex litigation involving car accidents, truck accidents, defective products and other acts of negligence. We carefully prepare each case and advocate aggressively for our clients in court and in settlement negotiations. Johnson Hobbs Squires LLP will seek full compensation for all of your losses.
Compensation In A Wrongful Death Case
In Texas, a plaintiff in a wrongful death case may be entitled to these types of compensation:
- Medical costs before death
- Lost income the decedent would have earned had he or she lived
- Lost inheritance the decedent’s estate would have provided
- Funeral costs
- Nonfinancial losses such as loss of consortium, loss of companionship and loss of support
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
Act Now To Protect Your Rights
Following the unexpected death of a loved one, it can be difficult to face the prospect of a court fight. But nonetheless it is important to begin the legal process as soon as possible. As your advocate, the firm will take immediate action to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and take other measures to advance your case. At a later time, when you have sufficiently recovered from the shock of your loss, we will sit down with you and other family members to learn about the role your loved one played in your family’s life. This will help us place a value on your nonfinancial losses.
Free Consultation With A Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation about a wrongful death case in Texas, call Johnson Hobbs Squires LLP at 254-262-3925 or complete our inquiry form.