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Legal Help Is Here After A Wrongful Death

Sometimes in life, we are able to prepare for the imminent death of a loved one. Unfortunately, though, this happens far too infrequently. Even worse is when the death of your loved one might have been preventable had other parties taken proper steps to ensure the safety of all those who could be adversely affected in the course of events. Wrongful death can occur for many reasons, including product liability, medical malpractice or even the unintentional negligence of another person.

At The Armstrong Firm, we know how to help you hold the negligent party accountable for the damage they have caused to your family because of a wrongful death accident. On this page, we have answered some common questions that our prospective clients ask us.

Where do I go after a family member’s death?

The Armstrong Firm knows that losing a loved one suddenly, especially when the circumstances could have been prevented, can be one of the hardest trials for a person to go through. The wake that is left after an unforeseen death occurs can be financially crippling and emotionally devastating. With aggressive and relentless counsel, those at fault can be faced with their wrongdoing and justice can be achieved for the family. A wrongful death will always come with a certain amount of turmoil. But the trouble can be lessened and a return to a more peaceful atmosphere can be attained more quickly by hiring a compassionate and experienced personal injury attorney.

Why pursue a wrongful death case?

A wrongful death lawsuit is brought about to both hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable and to provide surviving family members with financial support. Beyond those things, a wrongful death lawsuit may also enact permanent change that prevents another person’s death from occurring under the same circumstances.

What damages are available in wrongful death claims?

The term damages refer to a sum of money that one party owes another for violating their rights. In a wrongful death claim, some examples of damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Automotive repairs for car accident cases

To get a better idea of what your claim might be worth, speak with a lawyer.

Is there a statute of limitations for claims?

In Texas, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of your loved one’s death. If you do not meet this statute of limitations, you lose the right to recover compensation. If you are interested in pursuing a lawsuit, is crucial that you file the paperwork before the deadline.

Speak With Us To Ask More Questions

These questions are probably only the tip of the iceberg for you. Get in touch with us to discuss your questions, concerns and goals following the wrongful death of your loved one. To reach our Brownsville office for a free consultation, call 956-546-5556 or send us an email.