There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one unexpectedly. Knowing that your loved one’s death could have and should have been prevented can make the healing process even harder. While no amount of financial recovery can ever make up for your loss, pursuing a wrongful death action against the liable party can bring you a sense of justice and ease the unanticipated financial burdens associated with the loss of a family member.
Hiring a skilled wrongful death lawyer can help you get the justice and financial compensation your family deserves.
If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, the Osiris A. Gonzalez law firm can help. Our lawyers understand what you’re going through; our firm is here to guide you through the legal process and handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on healing and spending time with your loved ones.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Call Osiris (956) 583-4404.
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Our firm helps families after the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death.
Questions and Answers
Our Q & A is a helpful resource for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death or wants to learn more about the legal process surrounding wrongful deaths. Below you’ll find valuable information on a range of topics, from insurance claims to personal injury lawsuits.
A wrongful death claim lets family members and the deceased’s estate recover compensation after someone causes the death of their spouse, parent or child.
A person who prevails on a wrongful death claim may be able to recover what are known as actual damages and exemplary damages.
Actual damages include:
- Financial losses, such as the loss of the deceased person’s earning capacity and the value of the care, maintenance, services, support, advice and counsel he or she would have provided to family members.
- Mental anguish, which refers to your emotional pain, torment and suffering from the death of your family member.
- The loss of the positive benefits flowing from the love, comfort, companionship and society from the death of your family member.
- Loss of inheritance, referring to what the deceased person would have accumulated and left to you if he or she had lived a normal expected lifetime.
Exemplary damages are recoverable on a wrongful death claim when the person’s death is caused by the defendant’s willful act or omission or gross negligence.
- That you are a statutory beneficiary of the person who was killed. Statutory beneficiaries include the deceased person’s spouse, children, and parents.
- That the defendant’s wrongful act caused the deceased person’s death.