At our law firm, we know that nothing is as important as family. When you lose a loved one, words cannot describe the agony and pain that surviving family members feel, especially when the loss directly results from someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, ensuring that the responsible parties are held accountable can provide a sense of closure and the compensation your family needs without your loved one’s financial contributions.
At Lopez Law, our goal is to help those who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s negligence hold the wrongdoers accountable and receive compensation for their loss. Call us today at (210) 504-5222 to discuss your loss with an experienced San Antonio wrongful death attorney.
What is a Wrongful Death in San Antonio?
A wrongful death is a fatality caused by the wrongful acts of another person. These claims are often based upon death resulting from negligence or medical malpractice.
Every year, over 250,000 deaths occur nationwide due to medical malpractice alone. The causes can include birth injuries, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, or improper prescriptions.
At our law firm, we handle both personal injury cases and wrongful death cases. It is important to note that from a legal standpoint, wrongful death cases differ from personal injury cases.
Most importantly, personal injury cases are governed by what we in the legal community refer to as common law. On the other hand, wrongful death cases are governed by statutory law.
In Texas, the state’s legal statutes expressly set forth the rights and the damages to which the survivors of a wrongful death victim are entitled to recover from those who are responsible for their loved one’s death.
Another difference between a personal injury case and a wrongful death case is the traumatic loss of a loved one. At Lopez Law, we work with the family and the survivors, not only in the legal sense but in the personal sense, to help get them through what is always a trying time.
Damages Recoverable in a San Antonio Wrongful Death Claim
After a person loses their life wrongfully in San Antonio, the surviving spouse, children, parents, or personal representative of the deceased may be entitled to recover certain damages, including:
The deceased’s final medical expenses
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of the deceased’s future earnings
Loss of the deceased’s care and support
Additionally, in cases where there is gross negligence, the deceased’s survivors may also be awarded punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer for their conduct and to deter them from committing that conduct in the future.
A wrongful death claim in Texas must be filed within two years of the victim’s death. If you fail to file a wrongful death lawsuit before this “statute of limitations” expires, you may never be able to recover compensation for your loss.
Contact the San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyers at Lopez Law
Lopez Law has the experience and compassion to help you and your family in a wrongful death action. We handle all personal injury cases at our firm, including wrongful death, on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us no fee unless we recover compensation for you.
While no law firm or attorney can change what has happened to you in your family, we will work hard to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. Contact Lopez Law today at (210) 504-5222 to speak with a San Antonio wrongful death attorney.