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
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:
- Other dependents
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:
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