Legal Help for Wrongful Death Claims
Based in Corpus Christi and we offer help statewide
The Bandas Law Firm is a Corpus Christi wrongful death law firm. We handle all types of personal injury cases involving the death of a family member or loved one.
When an accident or another’s misconduct has claimed the life of your loved one, you should be aware that you may be entitled to recover economic compensation for your losses. Schedule a free consultation with our office to determine whether the law permits an award of compensation in your individual circumstances.
A wrongful death claim may permit the recovery of the following types of losses:
- Loss of the deceased’s anticipated future earnings
- Lost benefits from the death, e.g. pension or retirement benefits
- Expense associated with the death, e.g., medical bills and funeral costs
- Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
- Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the decedent
- Loss of companionship, care or protection
- Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others
Possible Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is defined as a death resulting from the careless or negligent acts of another person or party. Wrongful death claims are different than other personal injury claims in that the lawsuit is undertaken by the family or estate of the deceased person, rather than the victim himself. Some instances in which wrongful death may result include:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accident
- Trucking accident
- Workplace accident
- Nursing home abuse
- Oil field accident
- 18 Wheeler Accidents
The amount awarded for wrongful death in Texas depends on a number of complicated factors, which is why it is important to enlist the help of an experienced Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney following the death of a loved one at the hands of another person or party.
Damages for Wrongful Death Claims
Pecuniary loss, or economic, constitutes the financial loss to the family economy that was incurred as a result of the family member’s death. This includes medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, and lost prospect of inheritance. The deceased person’s earnings at the time of death and the potential future earnings are also taken into consideration when determining pecuniary damages or economic damages. Contributions to the family or estate, including domestic chores, emotional support and family activities, can also be included in the amount awarded.
Plaintiffs in wrongful death cases can also claim survival action, which compensates family members for the medical costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred between the time of the accident and the time of death. The degree of the victim’s consciousness, the severity of pain, the apprehension of impending death, conscious pain and suffering and the duration of suffering may be considered in survival action claims. In some instances, plaintiffs may also be able to collect punitive damages to punish the person or party who caused the victim’s death and to deter others from committing similar acts.
No Obligation Wrongful Death Claim
Corpus Christi Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person is devastating in and of itself. Unfortunately, the emotional suffering and financial burden resulting from the death of a family member and the associated medical and funeral costs can cause further difficulties for the family of the wrongful death victim. If your family member was killed by another person’s wrongdoing, contact the Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today. Filing a wrongful death claim in Texas can be a complicated process, especially for someone without a background in personal injury law. The main goal of the lawyers at Bandas Law Firm is to ensure that your legal rights, and the rights of your loved one, are protected during this difficult time.