Wrongful Death Attorney San Antonio

There is no greater tragedy than losing a loved one. Every day people lose their loved ones to senseless tragedies that could have been avoided with the exercise of care. Whether your loved one's death was caused by a defective product or in a fatal accident, the personal injury attorneys of The Major Law Firm in San Antonio are there for you. Losing a loved one unexpectedly poses a myriad of problems. You may be facing significant financial hardships along with your emotional loss.

What is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of the gross negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions of another, according to the Texas Wrongful Death Act, in Section 71.002 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

An experienced wrongful death attorney in San Antonio can help you understand your best legal options for pursuing financial compensation and let you know if your family has a wrongful death case against the responsible party.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in San Antonio

A wrongful death lawsuit is when the family of the decedent deceased person makes a claim for damages against the person who caused the death. Under Texas law, only surviving family members (a surviving spouse, children, and the parents of the decedent) can file wrongful death claims.

Children (including adults) can sue for the wrongful death of a parent. A child may bring a wrongful death action for loss of the father where the father dies before the child is born. A child born out of wedlock has the right to recover compensation and damages for the death of his or her mother or father, if the paternity of the father is established.

Under certain circumstances a decedent’s executor or administrator may bring the wrongful death action. Parents of the deceased may bring an action for the wrongful death of their child. It does not matter that the child may have been an adult.

If you have any doubts, contacting a wrongful death lawyer is always the best way to go to ensure that you have all the information regarding possible wrongful death lawsuits.

What Damages Can I Seek

A wrongful death suit can never compensate for the tragic loss of a loved one, but a wrongful death claim is meant to help you cope during this difficult time.When working with our wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio, these are the possible Possible wrongful death damages that you could recover:

Here's a short description and explanation of the main damages that a wrongful death attorney can claim for you:

Mental Anguish Damages

Mental anguish damages are for the emotional pain, torment, and suffering that the Plaintiff would, in reasonable probability, experience from decedent’s death. No amount of money can bring a loved one back, but this type of damages attempt to compensate the Plaintiff for the harrowing experience resulting from the death of a loved one.

They are essentially damages for any emotional shock that you experienced as a result of the loved one’s passing. When considering how much damages to award the jury looks at some of the following:    

Companionship and Society Damages

Loss of consortium damages are exclusively for people in marital relationships. Loss of consortium damages are for the mutual right of the husband and wife to that affection, solace, comfort, companionship, society, assistance, and sexual relations necessary to a successful marriage.

Pecuniary Loss Damages

Pecuniary loss is defined in the context of a parent of an adult child, is the care, maintenance, support, services, advices, counsel, and reasonable contributions of a pecuniary value the parents would in reasonable probability have received. 

Because of all of the different types of damages that are available, it is important to consult with The Major Law Firm wrongful death attorneys in order to determine what types of damages are appropriate for your case.

Statute of Limitations

For a wrongful death in San Antonio, in the state of Texas, there is a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. Do not hesitate to call The Major Law Firm today and a wrongful death lawyer will give you a free consultation.

Commons Causes of Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is the worst outcome of someone else's negligence. Negligent actions or omissions by a negligent party that represents a breach of duty of care could result in an untimely death or an unexpected loss. A wrongful death claim can be complex and dealing with an insurance company is always difficult. That's why our attorneys are prepared for everything.

In San Antonio, common causes include:

If you've suffered a loved one's death because of fatal injuries under any of these circumstances or another one of the many possible fatal accidents, get in touch with a San Antonio wrongful death attorney to receive a free case evaluation and take legal action.

Our experienced wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio, Texas will gather evidence and hire expert witnesses that will help you with your wrongful death claim against one or more defendants. Our legal team will help you seek justice.

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyer

At the Major Law Firm, we will work with a team of wrongful death attorneys in order to obtain most compensation possible for your case. We frequently work with accident reconstructionists, economists, life care planners, medical experts, vocational experts, and others.

If you or a loved one has lost a family member and you believe that someone is at fault, call The Major Law Firm today and seek legal advice. The personal injury attorneys at The Major Law Firm will offer free consultations and help determine your path to recovery. Our attorneys work tirelessly, are available 24/7 and will travel to meet you .