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What To Do After A Wrongful Death

If someone you love has been killed due to the negligence or gross negligence of another person or company, that party should be held accountable. Wrongful death claims include claims seeking damages suffered by the deceased person before his or her death, as well as damages suffered by the surviving spouse and children of the decedent.

To bring a claim for damages suffered by the deceased person prior to death, called a survival claim, the deceased person's estate must have been filed for probate, and the estate representative will bring the claim. These claims can be complicated. Having an experienced attorney on your side will help. The Law Offices of Mark D. VanCleave, PLLC, knows how to handle these cases and help you recover compensation.

How Can Compensation Help Your Family?

Damages covered can help you and your family get back on their feet after suffering a loss. There are a variety of ways you can use compensation recovered to help your family. Under the Texas wrongful death statute, a deceased person's surviving spouse and children can recover damages for:

  • Expenses associated with the injury and death of their loved one, including medical bills and funeral costs
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of consortium (i.e. loss of love, companionship and affection between the decedent and his or her surviving family members)
  • Mental anguish
  • Exemplary damages if the death was caused by the gross negligence or the willful act or omission by the defendant

Find Support During This Time

When you are grieving after a fatal accident that took the life of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. It is important to know that wrongful death and survival claims typically must be filed within two years of the date of injury. You will need the help of a lawyer during this process. Let attorney Mark VanCleave guide you. The law firm welcomes clients from area communities, including Liberty, Dayton and Beach City. Set up a no-obligation consultation in our Baytown, Texas, office and get more information by calling 281-738-5832 or by using our website.

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