Farrah Martinez, PLLC represents family members who have lost a loved one as a result of personal injuries that resulted in death. In Texas, wrongful death cases are governed by the Texas Wrongful Death Act. It allows family members such as a spouse, a parent or a child of someone who was killed in an accident to sue for the damages that they have suffered as a result of losing their loved one.
Farrah will Seek to Prove your Wrongful Death Case
- By representing you–a surviving spouse, parent or child
- Make a claim against the person who caused the injury that led to death
- Show those wrongful acts caused the injury
- Show the injury resulted in your loved ones death
- Show your loved one would have brought a claim if he or she was still alive
- Show that you have suffered actual injuries and damages
Damages We Seek in Wrongful Death Case
Actual damages is the money received in a wrongful death case to provide for the surviving spouse, family members and the estate of the person who died as a result of the wrongful, negligent, careless, or unskilled acts of the person who caused the death.
loss of care
loss of support, maintenance, advice and counsel
loss of companionship
loss of inheritance
Special damages can also be recovered by a spouse or a descendant. The law reserves special damages for cases where the death is caused by an intentional act or failure to act or gross negligence. In Texas, a parent of a child is not able to seek special damages for their child’s wrongful. A parent can seek actual damages as listed above.
You have Two Years to File a Wrongful Death Claim
In Texas, a surviving family member must file a wrongful death claim within two years from the date the injured person’s death.
Help for Your Wrongful Death Claim
If your loved died as a result of an injury caused by the negligent or intentional acts of a person or company, contact Farrah Martinez Houston Wrongful Death Attorney for a free wrongful death consultation. Farrah is an aggressive wrongful death lawyer in Houston that will fight for you. She is also compassionate and willing to listen to you.