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Wrongful Death

Corpus Christi Wrongful Death Attorneys

Seeking Justice for the Untimely Loss of a Loved One

Accidents, negligence, and intentional wrongs can claim the lives of innocent people, leaving their families with unanswered questions. Why did this happen in the first place? Who was responsible? What can be done to seek justice?

The Bandas Law Firm has the answers you need. If you have lost a loved one, you can contact our offices to arrange a free, confidential consultation. At this point, we can talk to you about what occurred and can offer insight regarding your legal options and how to pursue justice in your loved one’s name. With our experience handling wrongful death actions in Texas, we are confident in our ability to provide the accurate, honest information you need.

Contact a Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyer at the Bandas Law Firm today to find out how we can be of assistance to you and your family in this difficult time.

Recovering Losses in a Wrongful Death Action

When an individual or company causes the death of a person as a result of negligence or misconduct, they can be held legally responsible. Filed in civil court, wrongful death lawsuits enable certain surviving family members to take legal action in their loved one’s name to pursue financial compensation for the losses they have experienced.

A wrongful death action may allow surviving family members to recover compensation for:

  • Loss of earnings, pensions, and retirement benefits
  • Medical expenses and treatment
  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Emotional trauma, pain, and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

What Defines a “Wrongful Death” Lawsuit?

Wrongful death is the legal phrase for a case involving a fatality caused by an act of negligence. If an individual or company is careless or acts erroneously, and their actions result in another person’s death, the deceased person’s family may take action via a wrongful death lawsuit.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Only certain relations to the deceased person may file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. In most cases, the deceased person’s closest family members may take legal action, including their:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Other dependents
  • Parents
  • Siblings

In some circumstances, other, more distant relations may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim if no other relations exist.

What Compensation Is Available?

If you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damage you suffered in association with your loved one’s death. This may include outstanding medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of wages, and other similar expenses. Non-economic damages for wrongful death cases may include less tangible losses, like pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and so on. In some situations, you might also pursue punitive damages, which serve to punish the liable party in cases of extreme neglect.

What Types of Incidents Qualify as Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death cases often occur as the result of motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents, though they can occur under several other circumstances.

Examples of wrongful death claims include:

  • Dangerous product accidents caused by hazardous design, manufacturing, or marketing
  • Hazardous drugs or medical devices lacking proper testing, dosage, etc.
  • Medical malpractice stemming from doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or hospital negligence
  • Motor vehicle accidents caused by intoxication, distraction, or vehicle defects
  • Premises liability accidents caused by property owner/manager carelessness
  • Workplace accidents caused by dangerous work conditions

Contact a Lawyer at Our Corpus Christi Offices

While it is true that no amount of compensation could make up for a lost life, a successful wrongful death case can bring a family peace of mind in knowing that the at-fault party or parties have been brought to justice. It can also bring financial stability in otherwise tumultuous times.

Find out more about the steps that the Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys at the Bandas Law Firm can take by calling (361) 238-2789 or contacting us online.

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