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1) Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney
Someone who is looking for representation in a case involving a wrongful death must first find and look for an attorney with trial experience in these types of cases. Wrongful death cases are tragic. They’re tragic, of course, because clients lose loved ones— the worst thing that can happen to anyone. An experienced trial lawyer will know how to help navigate this type of situation with the sensitivity that is required under these circumstances.
2) Cost to File a Wrongful Death Attorney
Oftentimes when people come to our office asking about a wrongful death claim, they are concerned about whether they can afford a case. The experienced trial attorneys at Chavez Law take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the attorney gets paid if and only if there is a recovery, either by going to trial or through forcing a settlement on the insurance company or the negligent corporation that caused the death.
If you have any questions about how to prosecute this type of case or if you have any questions about how these types of cases are paid for, give us a call at the Chavez Law Firm. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions in this regard.
3) Determining the Value of a Wrongful Death Claim
Clients 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.
4) 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.
5) Filing For 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.
6) Wrongful Death Claims
What is important to know about a wrongful death claim in Texas is that you have two years to file your claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are different from other types of claims because the damages are so catastrophic. A person has lost a loved one – a husband, a wife, a child or a parent. It is very important that you find and hire an experienced trial attorney with experience in this area of the law.
If you have any questions about a wrongful death claim because you have lost a loved one, please call us. We are ready, willing and able to answer the questions that you have concerning your claim.
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