3 Wrongful Death Facts

Did you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in Texas? Check out these 3 wrongful death facts, then give our office a call for a free review.

1. Determining the Value of a Wrongful Death Claim

3 Wrongful Death FactsClients who come to us because they have lost a loved one, such as a husband or a wife or a parent or a child, often wonder what full and fair compensation mean in their case. In instances in which a family has lost a loved one, the family is entitled to the lost income that that father or mother or spouse would have provided them. Another thing that the law allows for, in terms of compensation, is damages for emotional pain and suffering. Other types of damages are the physical pain and suffering that that person went through as a result of dying. Other damages involve what the survivors— the family members— are entitled to. They’re entitled to full and fair compensation for the emotional trauma resulting from the loss of their loved one that was caused by a negligent corporation or person.

2. Timeline for a Wrongful Death Case

When I have clients who have lost a loved one – a spouse, a child, or a parent – due to a wrongful death incident, they often ask me how long a case will take. One of the factors, in fact the key factor, in a wrongful death case is whether or not the insurance company for the defendant who caused the wrongful death is negotiating in good faith. Let’s be absolutely clear – the only cases that go to trial are cases where the insurance company is unwilling to pay full and fair compensation for the horrible and tragic harms that they’ve caused clients. This is the greatest detriment to a quick resolution.

We at the Chavez Law Firm understand this, and we prepare from the very beginning for trial because we understand that the best way to get full and fair compensation for our clients is to be prepared from the get-go.

3. Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Oftentimes when I have people come into the offices of Chavez Law, they ask who can file a wrongful death claim in Texas. The answer is very simple – husbands and wives, parents who’ve lost their children, and children who have lost their parents can file wrongful death claims in Texas. Because of the importance of these claims, you have two years, generally, to file a wrongful death claim. The first and most important thing in determining whether or not you have a wrongful death claim for the negligence that somebody else caused is to find and hire an experienced trial attorney.


Have you lost a family member or loved one due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about our 3 wrongful death facts?

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