Wrongful Death Lawyer/Wrongful Death Attorney
Has negligence caused you to lose a loved one?
Sometimes the carelessness of another party can be so significant that it results in loss of life. In these instances, lives are changed in an instant. Everyone is affected. Husbands and wives lose spouses. Kids lose parents. Brothers and sisters lose siblings. Families lose breadwinners. If you or your family has experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another party, call The Patel Firm PLLC as soon as you can to speak with a wrongful death lawyer.
FAQ’S about Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
Q: How do wrongful death or survival actions occur?
A: Sadly, there are a number of different acts of negligence that can result in a wrongful death and survival action. Death caused by an auto accident, including death caused by drunk driving accidents, or a death caused by distracted driving accidents, as well as death caused by an Oil Rig/Refinery Accidents, or death after a catastrophic injury, are all events that can lead to a wrongful death or survival action case.
Q: Who can bring a wrongful death claim in Texas?
A: The following parties can bring a wrongful death claim in the State of Texas: Parents, children, and spouses, of the deceased party are eligible to bring a wrongful death claim in the State of Texas. If you are not sure if you qualify to make a wrongful death claim, contact a wrongful death attorney at The Patel Firm PLLC for a free consultation to determine your options.
Q: What is the difference between a wrongful death claim and a survival action?
A: Though they are similar, survival actions and wrongful death actions are actually different claims. A survival action can be made by an eligible party when the deceased survived their initial injury from the accident, but ultimately were unable to survive. A wrongful death claim on the other hand, is brought if the deceased died immediately as a result of the accident.
Q: What should I bring to my consultation with a wrongful death attorney?
A: Information about your loved one, as well as the death certificate, and a police report if available, are important documents for an injury attorney to review when determining if they can help you. If you do not have these documents yet, a qualified wrongful death attorney at The Patel Firm PLLC can help you attain them.
Q: What kind of damages can a wrongful death beneficiary be awarded?
A: When compensating a wrongful death beneficiary, there are a number of important factors that are taken into consideration. The following is a list of common things that are considered: the deceased’s profession, their financial prospects had they lived, the role the deceased played in the beneficiaries life, and the medical bills of the deceased as result of the incident that lead to their death.