There is nothing quite as difficult as grieving the loss of someone you love, especially if you lost them in an accident that didn’t need to happen. First and foremost, we are sorry that you are mourning and we understand that this very hard for you and your family.
We commonly see surviving family members suddenly overwhelmed with medical bills, costs of a funeral, and lost income. Our El Paso wrongful death lawyers are here to help you deal with the legal aspect of a case like this, and we will work to get you the damages from this accident.
We understand that, during this mourning period, you may not want a legal case to be occupying your thoughts. This s why we handle the case for you so that you can focus on your family while we focus on recovering damages for you. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, please call our office right away to get a free initial consultation.
At Chavez Law Firm, our lawyers want nothing more than to help you get justice for such a tragedy. “Accidents” only happen when people do not follow the safety rules that protect the community. It is necessary to proceed with a trial when these violators don’t accept liability for their negligence. Our legal team does everything they can to hold violators responsible for the harm that they have caused. The Chavez Law Firm may be able to help you.
Types of El Paso Wrongful Death Cases
When you say wrongful death, it is an umbrella term encompasses many different types of fatal accidents. What all these accidents have in common is that the fatality was due to negligence. These cases are typically handled in civil court. The most common types of wrongful death cases in El Paso have included:
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Workplace injury
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
Our attorneys know how to handle these cases and have successfully done so in the past. Each accident has very particular details and requires a level of expertise. You want to ensure that the attorney you hire knows how to handle your case. Who you decide to hire to represent your wrongful death claim can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Make sure you are hiring someone who will represent you well.
Damages Caused by Wrongful Death
Fatal accidents can have extensive ramifications for the victim’s family and dependents. Emotional damages go without saying. Grief and suffering after the loss of a loved one may not have a set financial value, but a skilled lawyer can maximize the amount of compensation for such damages. Actual financial damages can include funeral and burial costs, as well as grief counseling. The liable party could also be held responsible for any medical bills and property damages that occurred before the victim passed away.
How Texas Wrongful Death Compensation Works
Wrongful death cases can be fairly confusing when it comes to compensation. You can receive two forms of compensation. You can receive compensation for wrongful death damages and you can receive pain and suffering. The first type of compensation is meant to compensate the family for all of the expenses related to losing their loved one. You can recover the lost potential earning capacity of the lost loved one, any medical bills, and funeral costs. These wrongful death damages are easier to calculate because you can put these numbers into a calculator and come up with an answer.
The harder damages to determine are pain and suffering damages. These damages compensate the family for the suffering the victim experienced before passing on. The more pain and suffering they went through, the more damages you will receive. These damages don’t plug into a calculator because pain and suffering is abstract and you cannot easily put a number on something like that.
Length of Time You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in El Paso
To ensure that you have the best possible chance of having a successful case, make sure that you are working with an attorney who knows what they’re doing. You are given only a short length of time when you want to pursue compensation. Civil court will hold you to your statute of limitations. In El Paso, you are permitted two years from the date of the accident or the death of your loved one. While two years may seem lengthy, we assure you that it goes by quickly, and we do not advise that you wait to find an attorney. If you miss the statute of limitations, you will no longer be eligible for compensation. These cases take some time to build, and you want to give your attorney as much time as possible.
Contact Our El Paso Wrongful Death Lawyers Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Our attorneys know how difficult it is for you and your family to deal with this loss, and we want to assist you. We can take the burden of the wrongful death case off of your shoulders and do the work on your behalf. Our El Paso wrongful death lawyers know what they are doing and will ensure that each step they take is in your best interest. We will not back down, and we will fight to get you the results that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to call our office today to set up a free initial consultation to get to know more about the case process and how we can help you recover for the damages your family has suffered.