Fatal accidents are devastating and can happen when a family least expects it. Receiving news that a loved one was critically injured in an unexpected accident can be overwhelming. The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. is here for you during this difficult time. We will listen to your loved one’s story and give him or her a voice within the civil justice system. We refuse to let our clients settle for less money than their wrongful death claims are worth. Let us seek justice for your loved one in San Antonio. Contact us 24/7 for a free legal consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have compassion. Our lawyers know what it is like to lose loved ones. We take great pride in providing exceptional customer service to clients when they need us the most.
- We are successful. We have years of experience handling and winning wrongful death cases. Our track record of success in the last decade shows our unwavering commitment to clients.
- We will start your case for $0 down. Our San Antonio wrongful death lawyers accept clients on a contingency fee basis. You will pay us nothing up front. We do not charge fees until we win.
What Is Wrongful Death? Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Texas, the legal definition of wrongful death is when one person’s negligence, carelessness, unskillfulness or default causes the death of someone else. A wrongful death claim is a civil action that seeks financial compensation to make the surviving family members of the victim whole again. It aims to prove that the at-fault party (defendant) did something wrong and that this is why the fatal injury occurred. You may have grounds for a wrongful death claim in San Antonio if your loved one most likely would not have suffered the critical injury were it not for another person’s negligent or wrongful actions.
Wrongful Death Laws You Need to Know in Texas
Proving your wrongful death claim and winning financial compensation for your losses requires careful navigation of your state’s related laws. Although the attorneys at The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can manage these laws for you, we believe it is important for families to understand at least the basics of wrongful death law before beginning their claims.
- Deadline to file. One critical rule to know is Texas’s wrongful death statute of limitations. This law gives you just two years from the date your loved one died to file a claim, in most cases. If you do not file by your deadline, you will be unable to hold the defendant accountable.
- Restrictions on who acts as the plaintiff. In Texas, only certain people have the right to file wrongful death claims. This group includes the decedent’s surviving spouse, children and parents. If these parties fail to file within three months, the decedent’s personal representative may file.
- Damages available. The damages, or types of compensation, available in a wrongful death case include the family’s related medical expenses, funeral costs, burial costs, lost love and companionship, pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, lost earning capacity, and lost inheritance.
You have legal rights after the wrongful death of someone close to you. Work with our attorneys for help understanding how to apply them to the civil justice system. We will explain your legal options in detail and guide you through each phase of the claims process. Hiring an attorney can make navigating Texas’s wrongful death laws easier.
Contact Us Today for More Information
At The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., we are truly sorry if you are grieving the death of a loved one. This is the worst possible outcome of someone’s negligence. We care about families in San Antonio and are committed to their wellbeing. That is why we advocate aggressively for them during wrongful death lawsuits in Texas. Discuss a potential wrongful death lawsuit with our lawyers for free today. Call (214) 200-4878 or contact us online to request a free consultation.