Austin Wrongful Death Attorney
Have You Lost a Family Member Due to Negligence?
A wrongful death is exactly what it sounds like -- it's a death that
never should have happened. It's a death that happened because of
another party's negligence. Had that party acted more responsibly,
the deceased individual would still be alive.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we provide comprehensive legal help to people
whose lives have been affected by the accidental death of a loved one.
We understand how a fatality can have a long-term impact on you and your
family. Steadfast in the pursuit of justice for accident victims and their
families, we are here to provide you with quality legal help. If you have
lost a loved one in a fatal accident, the Austin wrongful death lawyer
at our firm is here to help.
How can you benefit from hiring our legal team? Consider the following:
- We are available 24/7 – we’re here whenever you need us
- We can accommodate both English and Spanish-speaking clients
- We are trial-tested litigators with decades of experience
- You won’t be asked to pay any fees unless we win your case
Let Us Help You Seek Justice for Your Loved One
Losing a loved one such as a spouse or child through the wrongdoing of
another person or entity can be a devastating experience for anyone. Our
firm would like to extend our condolences. Our wrongful death attorneys
in Austin would also like you to know that we can provide the high-quality
and compassionate legal services your family deserves. In addition to
bringing closure to your family during this difficult time, a wrongful
death claim can provide the financial security your family needs.
You may be entitled to compensation for a number of damages, such as:
- End-of-life medical care
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of benefits / support
- Loss of companionship
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Texas law states that the surviving children, spouse, or parents of the
victim can file wrongful death claim, which can be filed as a group or
by one individual. Should the surviving family members fail to file a
claim within the three months after the incident, a personal representative
of the person’s estate may file the claim. Like most personal injury
claims, there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death claims –
a claim must be filed within two years from the incident by either a surviving
family member or a personal representative. After two years, there’s
a chance you may not be able to pursue legal action.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The damages that are recovered in a personal injury case are paid to compensate
the victim’s family and estate for any losses that occurred as a
result of the incident. In wrongful death cases, exemplary damages may
be recovered if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the death
was caused by an act or omission or gross negligence.
Damages can include:
- Lost earning capacity
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Lost inheritance
Call to Arrange Your Free Consultation: (512) 271-5112
Our legal team has the experience and resources to conduct a thorough investigation
under any circumstances. Over the years, The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC has
handled thousands of personal injury cases. We believe that negligent
individuals should be held responsible for their actions – especially
when their actions have resulted in a wrongful death. You can reach our
Austin wrongful death lawyer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so please
do not hesitate to call today.