Wrongful Death Lawyer in San Angelo
Recovering Damages for Fatal Accidents & Serious Injuries
Accidents at their worst cause someone serious injury, or at the very worst, take the life of someone. In the event that a loved one has died due to another's negligence, our legal team can hold those responsible accountable. We at Webb, Stokes & Sparks understand that there are financial difficulties associated with losing a family member. We will do everything we can to help you move on from this tragedy with as little stress and inconvenience as possible.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
The term “wrongful death” can describe any incident in which someone’s negligence causes fatal injury to another person. Therefore, the causes of wrongful death and the subjects of wrongful death claims can vary widely.
You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one died because of a:
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a type of lawsuit that allows the people most affected by a wrongful death to recover compensation. In general, wrongful death claims can be filed by the deceased person’s immediate family members, such as their spouse and children. If the victim is younger or is unmarried at the time of their death, their parents may be able to file a claim.
Other family members or an appointed overseer of the deceased person’s estate may be able to file a claim under certain circumstances. The goal of a wrongful death claim is to compensate the people who have been left without financial resources because of a death and/or are the most emotionally attached to the deceased person. In different situations, people other than the immediate family of the deceased person may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claimants may be able to recover compensation for damages such as:
Medical bills accrued before death
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of income
Loss of companionship / consortium
Pain and suffering
Any emotional, physical, or financial damages that you and your family have suffered because of your loss deserve to be compensated. Webb, Stokes & Sparks can help you build a strong claim in order to win the payout that you deserve.
Wrongful Death Claim Statute of Limitations
Wrongful death claims must be filed within the established statute of limitations to be viable. In Texas, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years after the date of death. Any claims filed later than that will likely be denied. This is why it is important to contact our wrongful death lawyers in San Angelo as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim.
Contact a San Angelo Wrongful Death Attorney
The key to winning your wrongful death claim is to hire an experienced and capable personal injury attorney in Tom Green County. Webb, Stokes & Sparks has a history of success and excellent service for clients with serious injury cases and subsequent wrongful death claims. We treat our clients and their cases with respect and have helped countless clients recover damages for accidents of all kinds. All of our current partners are board certified in personal injury law, and four of them have been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® over the years.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation, we have what it takes to win!