TX Wrongful Death Laws: Does Your Loved One Have a Case?

Losing a loved one can be devastating, especially when the death is a result of another's negligence. If the death came as a result of another's negligence, then the surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim. Our Longview TX wrongful death lawyers can provide legal advice and representation to help you pursue a claim.

What is involved in a wrongful death case?
To successfully recover money damages in a wrongful death claim, you must be able to show that your loved one's death was the result of a person's misconduct or failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Some examples of conduct that may give rise to a wrongful death claim include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Reckless behavior
  • Driving contrary to the law
  • Failure to properly maintain property

Whether the elements required for a wrongful death claim can be shown depends on the particular circumstances. 

What are the damages you can recover in a wrongful death case?
In a wrongful death case, you may have a claim for compensation related to a variety of damages. These include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of emotional support and consortium
  • Punitive damages

Because every case is unique, the amount that may be recovered depends on several factors. 

How can an attorney help?
Experienced Longview TX wrongful death lawyers can help you determine whether a claim will be successful. They can provide legal representation to help you pursue a claim for damages. Our lawyers understand the law and can explain to you how it applies to your situation. We will advocate on your behalf and strive to recover a settlement amount that is fair under the circumstances. Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby PLLC is available to help answer your questions related to wrongful death claims. Contact Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby PLLC to schedule a consultation.