Do you need to file a wrongful death claim?
A San Antonio wrongful death lawyer can help you seek justice
If you’ve lost a loved one in a personal injury accident that was someone else’s fault, our San Antonio wrongful death lawyers understand what you’re going through. When a loved one dies due to negligence, family members often experience feelings of anger, frustration and confusion. The wrongful death attorneys from the Herrera Law Firm are here to help. Our legal team is committed to helping grieving families find answers and obtain justice. We have experience carefully handling these types of cases, and our law firm is eager to help you take action against those responsible for the death of your loved one. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
- Wrongful death in San Antonio
- Accidental death of a child
- Accidental death of a parent
- Accidental death of a spouse
Following the death of a loved one, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. In many cases, the best way to obtain the compensation you need and deserve is by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of support services
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages
- General damages
- Loss of companionship
Insurance companies may try to blame your loved one’s death on their own actions. Or they might claim that your loved one had a pre-existing condition, engaged in risky behavior or that other circumstances contributed to their death. Insurance companies do this because they’re looking for any way possible to avoid paying your family the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our wrongful death attorneys know how to hold insurance companies accountable. Our skilled legal team can examine all the details of your case to prove negligence and determine who is legally responsible. Let us get started on your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How to establish facts in a wrongful death lawsuit
In general, you may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to an act of negligence by someone else. Criminal charges may or may not be associated with the death, but your civil wrongful death claim is separate from any criminal case.
Before filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the following must be established:
- Someone has died.
- That person died as a result of someone’s negligence.
- The deceased is survived by immediate family members (for example, a spouse and children).
- The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim’s death.
What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit?
Just about any accident caused by negligence can result in someone’s accidental death, which can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit may arise from:
If you suffered the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death, keep in mind that waiting to take action could affect your legal rights. The statute of limitations, which varies from state to state, limits the time you have to initiate legal proceedings. In Texas, the statute of limitations for initiating a wrongful death claim is two years. Just because you have that time does not mean you should wait, however. Evidence can disappear. Witnesses move away. Don’t take chances. Take action. Contact us today for a free consultation.
If you lost a loved one in an accident in San Antonio, you should not hesitate to call the Herrera Law Firm. We work in the city and know where and why accidents happen. Trucking accidents can be particularly devastating in and around Bexar County. Families have reached out to our law firm to handle many cases involving deadly accidents that were caused by negligent truck drivers or trucking companies.
We also provide aggressive yet compassionate representation for families who lost loved ones in other types of accidents in San Antonio. More than 1.5 million people live in the city. With such a high density of people in one area, fatal accidents can and do happen here. Whether you’re dealing with a fatal car accident on I-10 or an oil rig accident in San Antonio, our accomplished wrongful death lawyers can help. We’re here for you when you need us most.
Perhaps no loss is more difficult for someone than the death of a child. Children sometimes die in accidents that result from negligence. While no amount of money can truly compensate someone for the wrongful death of a child, parents or guardians of the child can turn to the courts to seek recovery for their financial and emotional losses.
At the Herrera Law Firm, our Texas wrongful death attorneys understand how absolutely devastating the death of a child can be for families. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients, and we want to work with parents to make sure the individual or parties responsible will be held accountable.
Wrongful death cases involving children are common in:
- Car accidents
- Falls, or premises liability cases
- Medical malpractice
- Bus accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dram shop cases (if someone supplies alcohol to a child)
Losing a parent at any age can be difficult. While you may be prepared for the death of an elderly parent, it can still be overwhelming. No one ever expects to lose a parent in an accident. In these cases, the emotional and financial impact can be significant.
If you lost your mother or father due to the negligence of an individual or a company, you may be entitled to compensation. While no sum of money can replace a parent, you may need financial compensation to pay for the loss of a parent’s care, income, nurturing, and guidance.
Our attorneys can look at your circumstances and help you determine the best course of legal action to take. You may be entitled to compensation for grief, sorrow, and mental suffering. In addition, a child, or the estate of the deceased, can pursue compensation for medical bills and funeral expenses.
The loss of a spouse is difficult under any circumstances. When the death of a loved one occurs due to negligence, the grief can be overwhelming. It’s natural to feel angry. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers understand the frustration of people who suffer the wrongful death of a spouse.
Wrongful death cases can occur as a result of just about any type of accident. Common accidents and circumstances that may lead to the wrongful death of a spouse include:
- Fatal highway truck accident
- Pedestrian struck by a car
- Medical malpractice, such as surgical error
- Death due to dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
We work hard to make sure the negligent individual or parties are held accountable. We are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for clients who have lost their spouses due to someone’s irresponsible behavior. While no lawsuit can ever bring your husband or wife back, we can pursue justice – and the compensation your family will need to move forward.