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A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Definition: Wrongful death claims arise when someone’s death is caused by another’s negligence or misconduct, including medical malpractice, allowing family members to seek compensation.
  • Eligibility: In Texas, only spouses, children, and parents of the deceased, or a representative of the estate after three months, can file a wrongful death claim within a two-year statute of limitations.
  • Compensations: Families can claim damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of consortium, and more.
  • Legal Assistance: Davis & Davis offers comprehensive legal support for wrongful death claims, including investigations, negotiations, and maximizing compensation.
  • You can reach us at (888) 522-9444 or complete our contact form to learn more about how we can help.

If you have lost a family member you care about deeply, you may be interested in taking legal action against the individuals who were irresponsible in their actions. Luckily, you don’t have to take legal action alone. At Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, we are deeply committed to defending the rights of individuals and families impacted by wrongful death cases in Laredo, Texas, and throughout the United States. Our firm is built on a solid dedication to justice and advocacy for those wronged by medical malpractice. 

Our team, including attorneys Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr., brings together nearly 70 years of combined experience in the courtroom, with a track record of over 300 jury trials. This demonstrates our relentless pursuit of justice for victims of medical negligence, including wrongful death. Steven R. Davis, for his part, has a distinguished record in medical malpractice and personal injury law, underscored by numerous recognitions and his active role in legal education and advocacy efforts.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a type of personal injury claim where someone is generally responsible for the loss of life of someone else. For example, a doctor may fail to administer a life-saving medication, perform a harmful procedure, or use machinery in a dangerous way. In this type of claim, family members can receive compensation from the responsible parties, resolving damages and losses related to the loss of life.

If your family member has lost their life due to the fault of a medical professional or business, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against those responsible. We encourage you to contact a qualified Laredo wrongful death attorney, like one from Davis & Davis, to learn more about what steps to take next. Our team is ready to help you manage legal matters so you and your family can focus on healing.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Generally, only a handful of individuals are permitted to file a wrongful death claim in Texas. Based on their relationship to the lost loved one, the spouse, children – whether minor or adult – or parents generally have exclusive rights to file a wrongful death claim. These family members have exclusive rights to file for three months.

After these three months, a representative of the deceased’s estate can also file a claim. However, any of these qualified individuals must file their wrongful death claim before the end of the statute of limitations deadline, which is two years. Unfortunately, no other family members, friends, or related individuals have the right to file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Depending on the circumstances related to the loss of life, many recoverable damages are likely to qualify for compensation. The family of the loved one may receive financial recovery for any of the following losses:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Past medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Court costs
  • Attorney fees
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages

There are circumstances where other damages may also qualify for compensation. So your family can receive the compensation they deserve, we recommend you work with a qualified Laredo wrongful death attorney. A Laredo wrongful death lawyer from Davis & Davis can help you identify other eligible losses, estimate the claim’s value, and maximize the compensation you can receive.

How Can a Laredo Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

If you are preparing to file a wrongful death claim, we strongly recommend you work with a qualified and experienced Laredo wrongful death lawyer. Working with a legal professional can make navigating the legal process much easier for you and your family, removing unnecessary stress and tedious tasks.

A Laredo wrongful death attorney from Davis & Davis can help you in many ways, including but not limited to the following:

  • Conduct an independent investigation into the occurrence
  • Negotiate with every party to recover a satisfactory settlement
  • Prepare your case for court
  • Collect evidence to prove liability
  • Consult with professionals to determine the full scope of your damages
  • Assure all documents are filed correctly and promptly
  • Review your damages to determine the total value of your claim
  • Communicate with the other parties on your behalf
  • Organize medical records and bills
  • Organize and present the evidence to prove liability and damages
  • Access research methods and tools only available to legal professionals
  • An understanding of the legal system and how to make it work for you

Please refrain from representing yourself during this claim, as this can quickly result in less-than-fair compensation for your family. Instead, work with a Laredo wrongful death attorney from Davis & Davis to receive the complete compensation you need. Feel free to contact us when you are ready to retain our services and support.

Fight for the Compensation You Need and Deserve: Retain Invaluable Support From Davis & Davis Wrongful Death Lawyers

At Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, we understand the profound impact a wrongful death case can have on families in Laredo, Texas. Our commitment to seeking justice for you and your loved ones during such a difficult time is unwavering. With decades of experience and a deep dedication to our clients, we strive to provide compassionate, effective legal representation. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the legal system with the care and dedication your case deserves.

If you’re facing the challenges of a wrongful death case in Laredo, don’t go it alone. We can support you with a claim relating to medical malpractice, including your related wrongful death case. Contact Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, today for a free consultation. Our experienced team is ready to listen to your story, offer guidance, and fight for the justice your loved one deserves. You can reach us at (888) 522-9444 or complete our contact form to learn more about how we can help.

John A. Davis, Jr.

EXPERTLY REVIEWED BY

John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

May 9 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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