Wrongful Death Attorney in Lubbock, TX
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Few experiences in life are as painful as the death of a loved one, and when a loved one is killed by the negligent or willful acts of another, the pain can be even deeper. After the wrongful death of a loved one, it’s important to speak with a compassionate personal injury attorney. At The Gorilla Law Firm, we understand that no amount of money will make up for the loss of your spouse, child, or parent. Financial damages can, however, be a comfort in this dark time by helping you take care of funeral costs, cover medical bills, and replace lost income. Damages for loss of companionship and emotional pain can also bring some comfort after the tragic loss of someone you love.
The amount of damages that you can receive for your wrongful death lawsuit will vary on a case-by-case basis. However, if you’re wondering how much your lawsuit may be worth or if you even have grounds to seek compensation, then contact our office to arrange a time to speak with one of our attorneys.
wrongful death statute of limitations in texas
In Texas, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is generally two years. Surviving family members and personal representatives of the decedent's estate have up to two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
What types of damages can be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit in TX?
In a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas, various types of damages can be sought.
Economic Damages: These include financial losses incurred as a result of the wrongful death, such as:
- Medical bills up to the date of death.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Loss of financial support, referring to the income and financial contributions the deceased would have provided to their dependents.
Non-Economic Damages: These compensate for non-monetary losses suffered by the surviving family members, including:
- Mental anguish, emotional distress, and suffering experienced due to the loss.
- Loss of companionship, love, guidance, affection, and emotional support.
The specific damages available and their calculation can vary depending on the circumstances of the case and the applicable laws. It is always recommended to consult with an attorney specializing in wrongful death cases to understand the specific damages that can be pursued in your situation.
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The caring lawyers at The Gorilla Law Firm will do everything we can to shoulder all legal responsibilities so that you can focus on recovering from your grief and spending time with your family.
To see how we can help you through this trying time, call us today at (806) 375-3855 or fill out an online contact form.
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