Brownsville Wrongful Death Attorney
Recovering Wrongful Death Compensation for Families in the Rio Grande Valley
Losing a loved one is always tragic, especially if their passing was avoidable. When another person or organization’s negligence results in death, the victim’s family has the right to take legal action and recover damages.
At the Amador Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping families seek justice when the unthinkable happens. Our team is compassionate to the grief and uncertainty you are experiencing and is committed to providing your case with the capable, personal attention it deserves.
Our Brownsville wrongful death lawyer has a strong track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients. You will pay no fee unless we win, and we will utilize the full extent of our firm’s resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
When a person sustains injuries due to someone else’s negligence, they can pursue a personal injury claim and attempt to recover compensation for their losses. When someone is immediately killed or later passes away due to injuries caused by a third party’s negligence, their surviving loved ones can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
The following parties have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas:
- The deceased’s spouse
- The deceased’s legal parents
- The deceased’s legal adult children
- The deceased’s personal representative
The personal representative is the person appointed to manage the deceased’s estate in probate. The deceased will usually name a personal representative in their will, but if no valid will can be found (or the chosen individual is unavailable), the court will appoint one – typically an immediate family member of the deceased.
Note that siblings and more distant relatives cannot file wrongful death lawsuits. Additionally, only the deceased’s legal parents or adult children can initiate wrongful death claims, meaning an adopted adult child cannot file a lawsuit on behalf of their biological parent.
The amount of time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit will depend on your relationship with the deceased. If you are the deceased’s spouse, adult child, or parent, you will only have three months from the date of your loved one’s death to initiate legal action. If you are the deceased’s personal representative, you will have two years from the date of their passing.
To avoid going to court, the defendant may attempt to negotiate a settlement. Do not accept an offer without first consulting our Brownsville wrongful death attorney. Many defendants will offer the lowest amount possible, and you deserve to recover the full amount you are entitled to under the law.
A successful Texas wrongful death lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for many types of losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Mental anguish
- Lost household income, including future earnings
- Loss of service and support
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
At the Amador Law Firm, we recognize no level of compensation will replace your loved one. You still have every right to hold negligent parties accountable, and you should never have to worry about how you will manage the financial and emotional disruptions caused by your loved one’s absence. We recognize what is at stake and will provide the aggressive, results-oriented representation you need to maximize your recovery.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”- N. Barajas