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Wrongful Death Lawyer

No amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers can help you seek the justice and fair settlement you deserve if you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. Our dedicated team of wrongful death attorneys will help guide you through this complex process and ensure you recover the compensation you’re owed for your devastating loss.

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How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

After the untimely loss of a loved one, you may not know where to turn or how you and your family will make ends meet. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys understand the importance of recovering a fair settlement as soon as possible, after such a devastating loss. As you and your loved ones focus on healing and moving on with your lives, our legal team can help by:

During this stressful time, our legal team will handle all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney, to allow you and your family to grieve in peace. We will not allow an insurance company or defense attorney to intimidate you or harrass you.

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Our wrongful death lawyers will go above and beyond to build a strong case that will help you recover maximum compensation for your loss.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death refers to a situation in which a person’s death is caused by the negligence of another party. 

The elements of wrongful death include:

Negligence or wrongful action

The death is the direct result of the negligent or intentional actions of another individual.

Legal liability

The responsible party can be held accountable for their actions, whether through negligence, intentional harm, or a breach of duty.

Loss and damages

Family members or dependents suffer damages due to the death, such as loss of financial support.

What Are Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

Wrongful deaths commonly occur due to:

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Texas?

You will have two years from the date of the loss of a loved one to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. If you fail to file within this time frame, your case may be dismissed from court and you will be unable to recover damages. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, as you focus on healing, our wrongful death lawyers will handle every aspect of your case, and will ensure your paperwork is filed correctly and on time.

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What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In a wrongful death claim, you may be entitled to the following types of damages:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

In Texas, the right to file a wrongful death claim is limited to specific individuals. 
Eligible parties that can file a wrongful death claim in Texas include:

Spouse

The surviving spouse typically has the primary right to file a wrongful death claim.

Children

If there is no surviving spouse or if the spouse doesn’t file a claim within three months, the deceased person’s children may file the claim.

Parents

If there is no surviving spouse or children who file within three months, the deceased person’s parents may have the right to file.

Personal Representative

If none of the above-mentioned individuals file a claim within three months, the executor or personal representative of the deceased’s estate may bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful Death Four Elements

In a wrongful death lawsuit, certain elements need to be established to prove the claim. While the specific requirements may vary by jurisdiction, the following are common elements typically associated with wrongful death cases:

To be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, there are four elements that must be established.

Duty of Care

You must establish that the party you are suing (the defendant) owed the decedent a duty of care. Duty of care is typically based on a legal responsibility or obligation. For example, a driver has the responsibility to drive carefully and follow all traffic laws.

Breach of Duty

You must prove that the other party breached their duty of care. For example, if the decedent was killed due to a driver driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they failed to act in a reasonable and responsible manner, breaching their duty of care.

Causation

There must be a link between the other party’s (the defendant’s) breach of duty and the death of your loved one. You must establish that the other party’s actions or negligence directly caused or contributed to the fatal injuries.

Damages

You must show that you have suffered damages as a result of the death of your loved one. 

These damages can include financial losses, such as:

And more.

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For a successful wrongful death lawsuit, these four elements must be established. If you’re uncertain whether you have a valid case, you can schedule a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm. They can review your case, answer all of your questions, and help you decide on how to pursue compensation for the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Contact Us Today!

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve for this devastating loss.

Contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today to learn more.

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