How Can We Help When You Lose A Loved One?
Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. If someone else’s negligence caused their death, however, you may find the situation especially painful. It is hard to accept a death that could have been prevented. You and your family deserve justice. A skilled wrongful death attorney can help you achieve that.
At The Sutton Law Firm, we are here to help you hold negligent individuals and companies accountable for their actions. Our attorney, Will Sutton, has over 10 years of legal experience and he will put your needs first. You should not have to argue with insurance companies and others at a time like this. Let us take on your personal injury matter so you can focus on more important issues.
Next of kin often bring a single action together, but do have the option of separate actions. A surviving spouse, children and parents all have eligibility to bring a claim. Please note that even if your loved one was undocumented, you may still have compensation available.
Damages Available In A Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death cases are rarely about the money, but the truth is that a death can have a serious financial impact on a family. You deserve compensation for those costs, as well as the pain and suffering your family is going through. Damages available under Texas law include:
- Lost earnings – If your loved one provided income for the family, you may recover what they would have earned.
- Lost care and maintenance – When a family loses its caregiver and adviser, the law recognizes what a loss this is.
- Possible inheritance – In some cases, the family can show that their lost loved one would have left an inheritance for the family, which is now lost.
- Loss of companionship – Though impossible, the court will try to put a price on your family’s loss of love and companionship from the deceased.
- Pain and suffering – Finally, you deserve recognition for the mental and emotional anguish you have gone through.
Some cases also allow for punitive damages, which are extra damages meant to punish the responsible party for willful acts or gross negligence. You only have two years from the date of death to bring the claim, so talk with us today about your case.
We understand how difficult this time is for your family, and we will treat you with the compassion and care you deserve. No one should lose a loved one to negligence. We will walk you through every step. We only handle a few cases at a time so that we can give each client our devoted attention.
Free Consultations Available
Discuss your case with us in a free consultation. We never charge upfront fees and only take attorney fees if we recover compensation for you. Our entire staff is bilingual. Se habla español. Call our office in Austin at 512-900-7124 or send an online message today.