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Wrongful Death

Let a San Antonio attorney help you pursue justice in your wrongful death case

It's never easy to lose a loved one under any circumstances, let alone when negligence contributes to the death. Families who have experienced such a difficult loss have rights. Let The Herrera Law Firm, Inc., fight for you and your family.

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During such a difficult time, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. You need The Herrera Law Firm. A San Antonio wrongful death lawyer at our law firm can tirelessly pursue the compensation you and your family need for your losses. Call 1-800-455-1054 to see how an experienced attorney at The Herrera Law Firm can help.

A wrongful death lawsuit enables the family of the deceased to recover financial losses or damages associated with the death of their loved one. You may be entitled to compensation, including:

  • 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

The insurance companies may try to blame your loved one's death on the deceased's actions, possibly raising legal arguments by saying there were pre-existing conditions, there was an assumption or risk in the activity or the deceased failed to mitigate damages.

The Herrera Law Firm is skilled at examining all of the details in a case to prove negligence and determine responsibility. If you need a wrongful death attorney, rely on our firm.

Establishing facts in a wrongful death lawsuit

In general, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death case if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to an act of negligence. Criminal charges may or may not be associated with the death.

The following generally must be established before filing a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • 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.

How a wrongful death case may start

Just about any accident resulting from negligence has a risk of death, which can initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death case may arise out of:

  • Auto accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Workplace accidents due to third-party negligence
  • Exposure to toxins

If you suffered the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death, please keep in mind that a delay could affect your legal rights. The statute of limitations, which varies from state to state, limits the time you have to initiate legal proceedings.

Wrongful Death in San Antonio

If you lost a loved one in an accident in San Antonio, you should not hesitate to call The Herrera Law Firm, Inc. That's because we are San Antonio wrongful death lawyers. We work in the city and are familiar with where and why accidents happen. Trucking accidents can be particularly devastating in and around Bexar County. Families have reached out to our firm to handle cases involving deadly accidents that were caused by negligent trucking companies. But we also provide aggressive, yet compassionate, representation for families who lost loved ones in other accidents in San Antonio. The city has a population of more than 1.4 million people. With such a high density of people living in one area, it's not uncommon for people to get fatally injured at work or even because of negligent doctors. If you lost a loved one on Interstate 305 or I-10, or if your spouse died in an oil rig or gas well accident in Texas, you'll need an accomplished legal professional. We handle a wide variety of fatal accident claims.

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Accidental Death of a Child

Perhaps no loss is more difficult for someone than the death of a child. Children sometimes die in accidents that result from negligence. In fact, each year about 6,000 children die from accidental injuries. While no amount of money can truly compensate 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 in some cases emotional losses.

At The Herrera Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in Texas understand how absolutely devastating the death of a child can be for families. We are sensitive to our clients needs in every case we handle, including those involving wrongful death of children. We want to work with parents to make sure the individual or parties responsible for the loss will be held accountable.

Wrongful death cases involving children may involve any number of accidents, including, but not limited to:

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Accidental Death of a Parent

Losing a parent at any age can be a difficult ordeal. While you may be prepared for the death of an elderly parent, it can still be overwhelming. However, you can't prepare for the loss of a parent in an accident. In such cases, the emotional and financial blow can be significant.

If you lost a mother or father due to the negligence of an individual or an entity, you may be entitled to compensation. While no sum of money can compensate for the loss of a parent, you may need financial compensation to pay for the loss of a parent's care, income, nurturing and guidance.

At The Herrera Law Firm, our attorneys can look at your circumstances and help you determine the best course of action. You may be entitled to compensation for grief, sorrow and mental suffering. Furthermore, a child, or the estate of the deceased, can pursue medical and funeral expenses.

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Accidental Death of a Spouse

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 in Texas understand the frustration of people who suffer the wrongful death of a spouse. We work hard to make sure the negligent individual or parties are held accountable. We are dedicated to pursuing full compensation for clients who have lost loved ones due to someone's irresponsible behavior.

For a free consultation, call a San Antonio wrongful death attorney today. At The Herrera Law Firm, we understand how to put our resources and experience to work for clients who need representation in a wrongful death case.

Wrongful death cases can occur as a result of just about any type of accident. The following is a brief list of common accidents or circumstances that may lead to the wrongful death of a spouse:

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