Losing a loved one is always traumatic. When the death was caused by another’s negligence, grief is compounded. At Almasri & Marzwanian, we have compassion for what you are experiencing. We also believe you deserve to be compensated for your loss.
Texas law allows certain family members to file a wrongful death claim against the party whose negligence was responsible for the death. Those who are authorized by statute to file a lawsuit are:
- Parents due to the loss of a child.
- Children due to the loss of their parents even if the children are adults.
- Spouses of the deceased.
If none of these people file a claim within three months of the death, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate may file a claim. In Texas, siblings cannot bring a wrongful death claim no matter how much they grieve the loss of their brother or sister.
Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim
Our experienced, skilled, and dedicated attorneys can help you collect the damages available to you by law. They include:
- Lost earning capacity of the deceased.
- Loss of support, advice, care, and support the deceased would have provide family members if he or she had lived.
- Mental and emotional anguish of the surviving family members.
- Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent prior to his death.
- Medical expenses incurred by the deceased due to the injury which resulted in the death.
- Burial expenses.
Damages are awarded to each eligible surviving family member according to their own particular loss. In some cases, if the party responsible for the injury acted in a particularly egregious manner, exemplary damages may be awarded as a way to punish defendants for their wrongful acts.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
We understand you are experiencing grief, but you must file your claim for compensation within two years of the death of your loved one or you will lose forever your right to compensation. At our Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group, we understand the overwhelming stress you may feel and are ready to help.
In addition to always being available to take your call, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we recognize cultural diversity, our staff members also speak Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.
Contact Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group For Help
Our attorneys at the Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group have compassion for what you and your family members are going through. We also want to help, so we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We will discuss the case with you or your designated family member who is acting on your behalf.
If we decide to work together, we work on a contingency, so there is no legal fee unless we win your case. In order to better serve you, our staff members also speak Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.
Do not let the time you have to file your claim for damages expire. Contact us now to schedule your consultation.