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Nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one in a tragic and senseless matter, all because someone else made an avoidable mistake. It can take weeks, months, or even years for your grief and anger to pass.
If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, sometimes you don’t have enough time to finish the grieving process. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can become to file a successful claim. You may find it more difficult to collect the necessary evidence, and the statute of limitations — your deadline for filing a claim — could expire.
A Tyler wrongful death lawyer can help you file a case, gather evidence, and allow you the time to honor your loved one’s memory in your preferred way.
We’re here to help you with your wrongful death claim. If you suspect that you have a case against an individual, company, or organization and would like legal support during this challenging time in your life, please don’t hesitate to contact us. When you’re ready, call (318) 221-1508 to speak with our wrongful death legal team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We can take care of the legal details for you and get your case moving.
When someone dies suddenly and unexpectedly, it is always tragic. But if the court rules the death to be the result of someone else’s negligence, then it may be a wrongful death, although legally, this isn’t always the case.
Every U.S. state has its own rules and definitions for determining a wrongful death. Tyler follows the Texas Wrongful Death Statute. This statute states that wrongful death occurs by the neglect, carelessness, default, wrongful act, or unskillfulness of another person.
Wrongful death is a civil charge, although, in certain circumstances, it can also lead to criminal charges against the responsible party.
If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to claim monetary compensation for your losses. Texas allows the loved ones in a wrongful death claim to receive both economic and non-economic damages in compensation.
Every wrongful death case is unique, and the rules for handling it can vary. We can analyze your rights to help you determine if you have a claim. Then, we can help strategize the best method for filing your claim and winning the case.
If there is no immediate family to file a wrongful death claim, then the court will likely assign someone to the role of the estate administrator. This person can file a lawsuit on behalf of your loved one’s estate.
So it is difficult to estimate what you will receive for non-economic damages. However, understanding existing caps can help narrow the estimate. For example, Texas courts have imposed a $250,000 pain and suffering damages cap in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. Regardless of your circumstances, in a medical malpractice wrongful death suit, you will not receive more than $250,000 in pain and suffering damages.
Our team is highly experienced in the laws of Tyler, Texas. You can trust us to make the most of your wrongful death case, no matter your circumstances.