Laredo Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience, particularly when the death occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. Such a tragedy can leave family members feeling helpless and devastated, especially if the death could have been prevented. There are legal remedies available, and our Laredo wrongful death lawyer can offer guidance, advice, and leadership to grieving families on the steps they can take.
Cardenas & Rodriguez serves all of Webb and La Selle counties, and people throughout the great state of Texas.
Call our Laredo office at (956) 450-7951 or reach out online today for a free consultation.
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Financial Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
There are several types of damages that can be collected in a wrongful death lawsuit. These include economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are meant to compensate the surviving family members for any financial losses incurred as a result of the death. This may include lost wages or income, medical bills, funeral expenses, and other costs related to the death. In some cases, economic damages may also include future earnings that the deceased would have earned had their life not been cut short.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are meant to compensate for the emotional pain and suffering caused by the loss of a loved one. This may include damages for loss of companionship, mental anguish, and emotional distress. While these damages are more difficult to quantify than economic damages, they are still an important aspect of any wrongful death case.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for particularly egregious conduct or wrongdoing. Their purpose is to send a clear message to society as a whole about the unacceptability of certain acts of negligence. As a result, the plaintiff’s lawyer must show that the negligence was willful, or rose to the level of gross misconduct.
It is important to note that damages awarded in a wrongful death case can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Factors such as the age, occupation, and earning potential of the deceased, along with the severity of the defendant's conduct, can all impact the amount of damages awarded. This is why it’s important to work with an experienced Laredo wrongful death attorney who can help ensure that the damages awarded are fair and just.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas
A wrongful death suit has some basic similarities to a standard personal injury case. The difference is who ultimately files the lawsuit. Texas law limits who can file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased and the family.
In the first three months after the victim’s passing, a suit can only be brought by a spouse, or the children and parents of the deceased. After that three-month window has passed, the lawsuit must be brought by whomever the deceased designated as the personal representative for their estate.
Fighting for Our Clients
Our Laredo wrongful death lawyer knows how much grieving families are hurting after the unnecessary death of their loved one. We’re determined to take the legal burden off their shoulders, and we’re even more determined to obtain at least a measure of justice through a fair financial settlement.
Call our office at (956) 450-7951 or contact us online today and schedule a free consultation.