Plano Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one is a painful, devastating experience, and losing them because someone else was careless is especially difficult. Fortunately, a Plano lawyer can help when a loved one has suffered a wrongful death.
Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. One moment, they were heading into surgery, heading to the store, or leaving on a trip. Next, you’ve received the message that they’ve passed away because someone else was careless with their safety. Unfortunately, you may have lost a family member to carelessness and negligence.
When that happens, you and your family will need help from a Plano wrongful death lawyer. Wrongful death laws can be complex, so you’ll need to contact your attorney from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP about your claim and what compensation your family may seek in Plano.
Eligibility after a Wrongful Death
When a loved one passes away after a fatal accident, you’ll need to find the people eligible to file. Because the injured party is no longer able to file their own claim and receive compensation for their injuries, Texas laws specify who’s eligible to file on their behalf.
In Texas, certain family members will have the chance to file. If you’re the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased, you may be able to file a claim for the loss of your loved one. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to decide quickly. If you don’t file a claim or request that a claim isn’t filed within three months, a personal representative of the estate may file a claim instead.
Compensation for Your Family
You’ve now determined whether you’re able to file a wrongful death claim, but how much is that claim worth? You’ll need to calculate what your losses are worth and how much you’re owed by the liable party for those losses. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to calculate.
For example, you’ll need to seek out more than the costs of your loved one’s medical expenses. Your family member might have suffered before their passing, and your family is now dealing with the grief and emotional anguish of that loss. While these kinds of damages are intangible, you’ll need to seek compensation for them using the tools a lawyer can provide.
If you’ve lost a loved one wrongfully, you may be able to seek compensation for some or all the following damages:
- Lost earnings
- Lost inheritance
- Loss of care and support
- Mental anguish
- Exemplary damages for willful acts
Connect with a Plano Wrongful Death Attorney
Dealing with an injury on your own is serious enough. Unfortunately, losing a loved one can be far more difficult and painful. You’re dealing with intense grief, and now you’re also left with the expenses for their fatal accident. Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to recover your legal damages.
With the lawyers at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP on your side, you’ll have a chance to receive the compensation your family deserves. Starting with a free, no-obligation consultation, we’ll guide you through your claim so you know what to expect and how we can help.
When you’re ready to begin, seek out help by calling a Plano wrongful death lawyer. We can be found by calling 214-522-9404 or by filling out the form below.