This is the first article in a series which will discuss the handling of wrongful death cases in Laredo and other parts of south Texas. I have decided to write on this topic due to the fact that, for reasons which go without saying, many individuals do not know how to proceed after they have lost a loved one. It is understandable that the legal process is the last thing on the mind of those grieving a loss. The truth of the matter, however, is that the surviving family members must take immediate steps to protect their interests in order to prevent future hardships. My coming articles are being written with the goal of helping people to fully understand their rights and options. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a wrongful death lawyer. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office to speak with an attorney.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Identifying the potential defendants in a wrongful death case
- The calculation of damages in such matters
- The need for expert witnesses
- Taking a case to trial
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to analyze these topics. First, it is not uncommon for these types of cases to involve multiple defendants. Failing to identify and name each responsible party can result in the family members not receiving the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled. Second, the calculation of damages can involve several factors. These can include money for lost wages, pain and suffering by the deceased, the loss of consortium, and possible punitive damages. Third, experts are often necessary in order to establish both liability and damages. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
One point I cannot stress enough is that you should retain an experienced personal injury attorney if you have lost a loved one. These types of matters can be highly contested and can involve highly complicated facts. By retaining experienced counsel, you help to ensure that your case is handled correctly. I am a Laredo wrongful death lawyer and I take pride in the level of service I provide to my clients. I understand that this is a difficult time in your life and my firm is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.