Wrongful Death FAQ

A wrongful death can create a confusing and chaotic situation for the loved ones of the deceased. If you live in San Antonio and you have lost a family member because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any accrued funeral costs, medical bills, mental anguish, lost benefits or future income, and other losses and expenses. Chances are that you have wrongful death FAQs that deserve attention, including questions about how to handle the deceased’s affairs and estate. Contact a San Antonio accidental death lawyer from Carabin & Shaw today.

Wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity. For example, almost 100,000 deaths occur in the US every year in cases of medical malpractice alone. Other wrongful death cases can involve hazardous workplace conditions and motor vehicle accidents.

Losing someone you care about because of the fault or negligence of another can leave you feeling frustrated and confused. On top of simply covering medical expenses and funeral costs for the victim, planning for a future without the financial and emotional support of a loved one may cause a developed sense of loneliness or melancholy. Fortunately, there is a San Antonio wrongful death attorney [hyperlink] from Carabin & Shaw willing and able to help get your life on the right track following the accident.

Common Wrongful Death FAQs:
  • What are some common instances of wrongful death? Some of the most common cases of wrongful death involve hospital negligence (i.e. infection, lack of clean conditions, or improper medication), insufficient or defective safety warnings and labels on dangerous products, and hazardous workplace conditions.
  • How long do wrongful death cases take to be resolved? The timeline varies for wrongful death claims on a case to case basis. It can take several weeks or sometimes even years before all aspects of the claim are settled thoroughly. This is why the sooner the case is filed following the incident, the quicker the claim can be set in motion and the better chance you have of arriving at a resolution.
  • What time limitations do I have to file the claim? Most states have a statute of limitations lasting anywhere from 1-3 years after the accident, within which time you must file a wrongful death claim in order for the state to recognize the claim as legitimate.
  • Who actually files the claim? Wrongful death claims are usually filed on behalf of the estate of the deceased, usually in the form of a representative of the estate (in most cases, an attorney).

In our more than twenty years of experience with personal injury claims, the San Antonio lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have helped countless families pick up the pieces after cases of wrongful death. We are committed to holding those responsible for tragic and premature deaths accountable as we aid in recovering the damages you need to rebuild your life. While it is true that financial reparation can never replace one who has died, our attorneys can at least help you secure the financial future of those who depended on your loved one.

To help minimize the damage brought on by these circumstances, you need a team of experienced legal aides by your side. Carabin & Shaw will stand by your side every step of the way. Whether it is a motor accident, a workplace accident, accidental poisoning, or any other wrongful death scenario in San Antonio or anywhere else in Texas, mishaps with consequences of this proportion must be met with the same severity in the litigation stages.

If you have been affected by an incident of wrongful death, we are prepared to offer you a free consultation to discuss your options moving forward. Our lawyers want to see you compensated for the awful predicament that is wrongful death. At Carabin & Shaw, we can help answer all wrongful death FAQs you may have and guide on your way to obtaining due recompense. Contact the experienced San Antonio lawyers from Carabin & Shaw, day or night, for a free preliminary consultation at 210.222.2288 or toll-free at 1.800.682.1260.

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