This is the final article in a series which discussed the handling of wrongful death cases in Laredo and other parts of south Texas. The loss of a loved one in an accident is a tragic event that can leave surviving family members confused about how to proceed. It is especially hard to think about legal matters during the grieving process. It is important, however, to take action quickly in order to protect the rights of the surviving family members. One goal of this series has been to help people understand their rights and options. Another goal has been 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.
This series have reviewed the following topics:
- Identifying the potential defendants in a wrongful death case
- The calculation of damages in wrongful death cases
- The need for expert witnesses in a wrongful death case
- Taking a case to trial
These are important subjects for those considering a wrongful death action. First, wrongful death cases commonly involve more than one defendant. To preserve the rights of the surviving family members, one should identify all possible parties. Second, it is important to understand what types of damages may be available and how damages are calculated. Factors such as lost wages, medical bills, and loss of consortium may be awarded depending on the specific facts of the case. Third, experts play an important role is establishing liability of the defendants and calculating damages in wrongful death cases. Finally, one should have a basic understanding of what to expect at trial should the case proceed to that point.
Wrongful death cases can become extremely complicated. 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. We handle matters throughout south Texas.