Losing a family member is one of the most painful experiences you will ever endure in your life. The Law Office of Jonathan C. Kieschnick understands how devastating the loss is for surviving family members like yourself. Our thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes go out to you and your family members.
If you lost your family member due to a wrongful or negligent act on the part of another person or entity, it is important that they are held responsible. Texas law allows certain surviving family members to recover damages from the responsible party or parties to lessen the financial burden in the wake of your loved one’s untimely passing.
No amount of money is going to ever compensate the loss of your beloved family member. Nevertheless, Jonathan, an experienced wrongful death attorney, will thoroughly evaluate your case and make every effort to secure the compensation you and your family may be entitled to in the wake of a wrongful death tragedy.
The process of filing a wrongful death legal claim
If your loved one’s death is caused by a deliberate wrongful act or negligence on the part of someone else, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This is a civil lawsuit that will allow you to recover compensation so that, as surviving family members, you can deal with the expense brought on by your loved one’s tragic passing, such as funeral expenses, medical costs, and/or lost income and wages.
Texas law states that a wrongful death claim can be filed by a victim’s surviving spouse, children, and/or parents.
If they have not filed the claim within 3 months from the date of the victim’s passing, whoever is the legal representative of the decedent’s estate may file the claim instead. Please note this can only be done if and only if none of the qualifying surviving family members file the claim within the time limit.
Claimants only have two years from the date of the victim’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, there may be situations where the length of time is shorter. As an experienced wrongful death lawyer, Jonathan can help you navigate this situation.
What will survivors be able to claim?
Jonathan may be able to recover damages or losses in a wrongful death case such as:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral or cremation expenses
- Pain and suffering endured by the victim before their death
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of services that would have been provided to survivors by the victim
- Loss of victim’s parental training and guidance
- Loss of companionship
Contact Jonathan today about your wrongful death claim
If your loved one has passed away due to a wrongful or negligent act, it is important that you take decisive legal action. Jonathan will evaluate your wrongful death claim and then coordinate the next legal actions necessary. These cases are complex, difficult, and can be emotionally taxing. However, Jonathan will handle your claim with the care, compassion, and dedication that your family needs in this time of tragedy.
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