Losing A Loved One Is Always Painful
The death of a family member is a devastating event, and it is even worse when the death is the result of another person’s carelessness or reckless actions. The civil justice system can help families obtain the justice they need.
I am attorney Dennis L. Richard. I have decades of experience representing families in wrongful death cases. If you have lost a family member in an accident, I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your rights. My law office is in San Antonio, Texas.
What You Need To File A Wrongful Death Claim
In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must prove that your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongful actions.
In Texas, the surviving spouse may file a wrongful death suit within two years of the accident. Their children may also do so. If a family member has not filed a claim within three months, the executor may do so instead. Family members can obtain compensation for damages such as:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support and services
- Loss of care, counsel and support
- Loss of parental guidance for a child
By holding wrongdoers financially responsible, the civil justice system may in some cases help prevent similar deaths.