McAllen Wrongful Death Lawyer
Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
As early as possible after your family has lost a loved one in a serious accident, contact us at Guerra & Farah, PLLC for a
free case evaluation. We have nearly 30 years of experience and have a long history of helping accident victims and their families, and we understand what a horrendous tragedy this may be for you. It is important, however, to begin work on your wrongful death claim with a minimum of delay, to ensure that there is sufficient time to prepare the case for the best possible results, as well as to avoid letting the statute of limitations run out before you take legal action.
If it can be proven that the accident which claimed the life of your family member was caused by another person's careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions - or failure to act - you may be able to claim monetary damages to offset the tremendous economic impact of your loss. To begin with, your wrongful death claim can provide you with compensation for all of the bills for medical treatment for your loved one's injury or illness, as well as for the lost income contributions which your family would have received in the future from the decedent. You can additionally claim damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, companionship and society. In the event that the death was caused by malice or intentional misconduct, you may even be able to receive punitive damages.
Cause of Death Statistics for Texas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that accidents and unintentional injuries are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 120,000 Americans on a yearly basis. Only heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke kill more people. Accidents are an even more common cause of death in Texas, as the fourth most common killer in this state. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that accidents were the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 1 and 44 years, accounting for approximately one third of all deaths in this state.