When You Lose A Loved One In A Fatal Accident
Toward the end of their lives, many people wish they’d spent more time with family. But what happens when you survive, after losing a close family member to a fatal accident caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing?
Emotionally, it’s like hitting the wall. Legally, however, it’s important to know what your options are for a possible wrongful death lawsuit.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, in San Antonio, we can help you understand your legal options after losing a loved one in a car accident or workplace accident. Give us call today for a free initial consultation.
Can You Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?
In Texas, only certain types of family relationships qualify for potential wrongful death claims. Brothers and sisters aren’t included, nor are aunts, uncles or godparents.
But if you lost a child, a parent or a spouse to a death caused by another’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
In some circumstances, the executor of the person who died may be able to bring a claim, depending on whether the surviving family members have done so.
What We Can Do For You
Wrongful death cases have many peculiarities. For example, if the death was caused by a willful act or gross negligence, punitive damages (called “exemplary” damages in Texas statutes) may be available.
Our attorneys have the skills and resources to build strong claims in all types of wrongful death cases. We know how to investigate fatal accidents and other incidents that resulted in untimely death – and then take the necessary steps to identify responsible parties and hold them accountable.
The proven track record we have in personal injury cases makes insurance companies treat us with respect and helps us negotiate for maximum compensation for our clients.
Get The Legal Help You Need
We encourage you to contact our office today by phone or by completing a brief online form. Our lawyers serve clients in Bexar County and throughout Texas.