Nothing is more tragic than losing a loved one due to no fault of their own. It is understandable that the surviving victims may not be immediately thinking about the legal process. There are, however, important reasons why immediate steps must be taken to protect their interests. These include the fact that an unfortunate death can result in extensive expenses as well as the loss of the deceased’s income. By retaining an experienced personal injury lawyer the surviving victims may be able to alleviate these financial concerns so they can focus on getting life back in order. Joey Tellez is a Laredo, Texas wrongful death lawyer who prides himself on providing quality service to the victims of such a tragedy. Joey understands that this is a serious time in your life and he will take it seriously. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
Laredo attorney handling wrongful death cases on behalf of Texas families
Wrongful death cases can stem from car accidents, trucking accidents, or other such acts of negligence. The surviving family members may be entitled to compensation which would include the deceased’s lost future earnings, expenses the family has had to bear to date, the cost of future expenses which would not have otherwise been incurred, and payment for emotional pain and suffering. Such compensation may be gained as long as the deceased it not found to have been more than fifty percent responsible for the accident. A wrongful death action must generally be brought within two years of the tragedy. Such matters are highly complicated and it is strongly advised that you retain an experienced lawyer to assist you.
The first step in a wrongful death case is to identify each of the possible defendants. There may be several depending on the circumstances of the accident. Once the defendants have been identified then the Plaintiff’s counsel will contact their insurance carriers and begin to deal with the carriers directly. Vocational and economic experts will be retained in order to calculate the amount of money the deceased would have earned over the remainder of their expected life. These professionals will also calculate how the tragedy has otherwise impacted the family’s financial situation. Once the family’s damages can be reasonably calculated then a demand for payment will be sent to the insurance carriers. If a settlement cannot be reached then the case will proceed to litigation. Discovery (the process by which the information is gained from the other side) will be used to uncover proof of the defendant’s negligence. The case will conclude a trial where the jurors will decide the issues of liability and damages.
Joey Tellez is a Laredo attorney who handles wrongful death cases on behalf of Texas families. Our firm will immediately begin work on your case once we have been retained. We will immediately contact the insurance adjusters and we have relationships with the types of experts needed to establish your damages. We will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf if a settlement cannot be reached. We will then use the discovery process to obtain cell phone records, business records, company files, and any other items which may be relevant to proving the defendant’s negligence. Joey will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect as the case moves forward. He will protect your interests throughout the process and will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
Lawyer staying in regular communication with the family members of a wrongful death victim
Families have been through enough if they are dealing with a wrongful death. They do not need the added aggravation of having an attorney who fails to stay in contact with them. Joey makes lawyer-client communication a priority. He often provides clients with his cell phone number and he promptly responds to messages. Joey will make himself available to answer any questions you may have and we will make your case a priority. We are honored to serve those in the Laredo community and we take our responsibilities very seriously.