Amarillo Wrongful Death Lawyer
Trial-Ready & Tenacious Legal Representation in Texas
At Quackenbush Law Firm, I understand the shock, horror, and grief caused by losing a loved one unnecessarily. Nothing can replace your family member, but a wrongful death claim can help to ensure that all survivors receive the financial means needed for future care and that responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence or recklessness. I will provides trial-ready and tenacious legal representation with the goal of obtaining compensation for your losses. I encourage you to contact me in the wake of a wrongful death to learn how such a legal claim is made and to get started on the process.
I offer 30+ years of legal experience. Call (806) 424-4108 or contact Quackenbush Law Firm online for a free consultation.
Wrongful Death Claims in Texas
In Texas, wrongful death claims can be filed by the spouse, parents, or children of the deceased. Grandparents and siblings are not granted this right. Claims may be filed by any individual member or as a group. Compensation is generally awarded to all surviving family members as listed above who were affected by the death. How the compensation is divided will be at the discretion of the judge and jury.
Compensation may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills of the deceased prior to the death
- The lost earning capacity of the deceased
- The loss of companionship, love, society, comfort, or consortium
- Mental pain and anguish of the survivors
- The loss of household services and assistance that the deceased provided
- The loss of inheritance
- The losses associated with pain and suffering for the deceased before death
Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the death. Exceptions to this rule exist, so it is important to seek the legal advice of a attorney before you proceed in order to fully understand the process.
To optimize your chances of fair compensation, contact Quackenbush Law Firm at (806) 424-4108 to discuss your case in a free consultation.