Forney Wrongful Death Lawyer
If a family member of yours has passed away as a result of the wrongful act of another, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit under the Texas wrongful death statute. The law allows spouses, children and parents to bring a claim and receive compensation if their loved one dies as a result of a wrongful act. The law does not allow siblings or grandparents to bring a wrongful death claim. Adopted children can bring a wrongful death claim for the death of an adoptive parent but not of a biological parent. And adult children can bring a wrongful death claim.
The law allows you to recover for both economic and emotional damages. For example, you can recover for economic damages such as the loss of the deceased’s earning capacity. And you can recover for the emotional impact of a wrongful death such as the mental anguish that occurs when you lose a family member and the loss of love and companionship of your family member. And exemplary damages can be recovered if the other party acted willfully or with gross negligence.Wrongful Death Compared to Survival Claims
There is a difference between a wrongful death claim and a survival claim. A survival claim is a personal injury claim that the deceased’s heir or estate representative can bring because it’s a claim that the deceased could have brought themselves if they had survived the accident. A wrongful death claim is one that the deceased’s family members can bring on their own.Forney Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Guest and Gray Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys have over 30 combined years of experience practicing in Forney and Kaufman County. We want to use that experience to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
Losing a family member is obviously a traumatic experience, but having to go through a lawsuit after their death can just make the experience that much worse. Our experienced Forney wrongful death lawyers want to make sure that we handle every step of the process for you and bear the burden to take as much stress off you as possible.
And we understand that closure and justice are desired, and we’ll fight to make sure that you receiver both. We’ll do everything possible to make sure you are compensated for the wrong that was done to your family.
Our Forney wrongful death lawyers are always available to sit down with you so that we can discuss your case with you and provide you an explanation of the legal process and the options available to you. Please contact our office today to set up a free initial consultation with a Guest and Gray Law Firm Forney wrongful death lawyer. Guest and Gray Law Firm is the largest and best-reviewed wrongful death firm in Kaumfan County. It’s also important to note that there is a time limit on how long after a death a wrongful death claim can be brought. The law requires a claim to be brought within two years of the death. So it’s important act with some urgency. Call Guest and Gray Law Firm at (972) 564-4644 to speak with a Forney wrongful death lawyer.