Wrongful Death- Damages
It cannot be denied that the loss of a loved one, and the difficult aftermath usually is a trying time in someone’s life. Much of the time, people have more questions than answers.
When someone else's negligence, bad conduct or wrongdoing causes your beloved’s death, your grief can only get worse. One good way to survive the days and weeks ahead is to start the process of discovering why the death occurred and begin to get some answers.
Any dictionary will state that a wrongful death is a situation in which a person is killed because of the misconduct or negligence of someone else. People who were a beneficiary of or dependent upon the deceased, may be due monetary damages.
In the last 50 years every state in the US, including Texas, have enacted statutes covering wrongful death. These statutes are supposed to make truck drivers, manufacturers, hospitals, doctors and other people act with care of their professional and personal responsibilities.
Every state permits certain relatives of the victim to file a lawsuit for the wrongful death if of another party's bad conduct or negligence caused the death of their loved one. Like in other states Texas allows the parents, children or spouse of the victim to file a Claim for Wrongful Death.
Among the factors that courts and judges consider in determining how much compensation a person may get include:
- How much money the victim earned
- The loss of affection and companionship
- To what degree the survivors financially depended on the victim
- What expenses the survivors incurred for funeral and medical costs
It takes an experienced wrongful death attorney to know exactly what damages are realistically collectable in any given case. Our attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you decide where to put the maximum effort in your particular case.
It also takes an experienced wrongful death attorney to know exactly which types of damages each person who can sue is due. Each person’s exact relationship with the victim can and does effect exactly what damages that person can collect. Our attorneys are familiar with this subject and can guide you through it.
Even though some people might think it can be better to wait before talking to a wrongful death attorney, you should know that it is important that you keep in mind that if you wait, you may give the party responsible for the death the time to hide information or evidence.
Calling Carabin Shaw is free. In a lot of cases we can start to secure and collect important evidence or information within literally hours of your retaining us. Our legal team is available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week because of this. Give us a call. Your call is free. Your initial consultation is totally free.
Those people who have suffered from a wrongful death need experienced wrongful death attorneys to guide and help them get through this complex process and help them get the monetary damages and answers to their questions that the law entitles them to.
Are you in Corpus Christi? Have you suffered the wrongful death of a loved one?
Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.