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Deer Park Wrongful Death Attorney

Experienced Lawyer Serving Fatal Accident Victims in Texas

A wrongful death can lead to serious repercussions for immediate family survivors. Whether from a traffic accident or some other scenario in which negligence or deliberate wrongdoing has been the cause, a wrongful death brings emotional shock and pain to those left behind. It may also bring financial jeopardy if family members depended on the deceased for valuable income, benefits, or other economic support. Because of these repercussions, Texas has enacted wrongful death law which allows surviving family members to pursue rightful compensation for their damages and losses from the responsible party through a claim or lawsuit.

The Soileau Law Firm, P.C. represents surviving family members in wrongful death claims and lawsuits. We have the experience and skills necessary to help you pursue the most optimum outcome to your case. Our firm is dedicated to providing highly personalized and compassionate legal service to those who have lost a family member in an accident or incident which should never have happened in the first place. We understand how devastating such an incident can be and will work diligently to help remedy the situation in terms of financial recovery.

Wrongful Death Law in Texas

A wrongful death claim or lawsuit is similar to a personal injury claim except that the person making the claim has died and the claim must now be put forward by surviving family members. Wrongful death claims are filed on behalf of the decedent and his or her estate pursuing both economic and non-economic damages. These claims and lawsuits may be filed against another individual, such as a drunk driver, or against a business or corporation. The surviving spouse of the decedent may file such a claim within the first year following the death. The surviving spouse as well as the surviving children may file such a claim during the second year after the death. In cases where no surviving spouse or children exist, a claim may be pursued by the decedent's parents. The representative of the decedent's estate may also file a claim to pursue certain damages for the estate.

Damages which may be pursued include the loss of income, wages, or other financial benefits that the decedent would have provided if he or she had lived as well as the emotional losses for family survivors. Damages that may be pursued for the estate include medical and funeral expenses which were incurred due to the injury and death. In some cases, punitive damages may also be sought.

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Texas requires that a claim must be filed within two years of the date of the death.

Talk to a Deer Park Wrongful Death Lawyer

In the wake of a wrongful death, you may feel overwhelmed by your situation. You will need to understand your rights and options in order to take appropriate legal action. You can contact our firm to schedule a free consultation so as to be able to make an informed decision and move forward. Our firm offers diligent and dedicated service to the families and estates of those who have died under such painful circumstances.

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  • Attorney Soileau has 12 years of experience as a nurse
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