Although most accidents result in personal injury, which are terrible enough as it is, there are some extreme cases where a victim loses their life. When this occurs, the family of the victim must endure the suffering resulting from their loss, as well as the financial strain of a funeral, burial, and other such expenses. These damages could be covered by a wrongful death claim, however, allowing the immediate family to receive financial compensation from the party liable for their loved one's death.
If negligence can be established and one or more parties are proven liable for the accident that resulted in wrongful death, the spouse, children, parents and/or siblings of the victim could file a claim against them. This requires the qualified counsel and representation of a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to ensure that negligence is established and a fair amount of compensation is awarded. Wrongful death damages can include the following:
Do not wait another day to file a claim if you have lost a family member in an accident. The Texas Statute of Limitations, found in Texas Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003(b), generally only allows an individual to file a claim within two years of the accident. Get legal help immediately and take the first steps toward justice and a full recovery of your damages.
Contact Coontz Cochran today for the competent legal assistance you need when filing a wrongful death claim. Our legal team shares more than four decades of experience and has numerous awards and accolades. Attorney Greg Coontz is a personal injury specialist, having been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our team is also AV-rated® and has been included in the Texas Super Lawyers® publication. Call now for an appointment or fill out our case evaluation form to submit your information online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!