Its a normal Friday afternoon. You are tidying up the house before picking the kids up from school. In the back of your mind, your thinking of the upcoming weekend and spending time with your family. At that moment, you hear a knock at the door. You think its strange because your not expecting anyone. As you open the door, a police officer stands in front of you. You have a sinking feeling as they tell you the news you never want to hear.
Know Your Rights
Losing a loved one is hard for anyone. You are filled with mixed emotions including sadness, confusion, and sometimes anger. However, when losing a loved one due to a preventable incident, you may be left with many questions and concerns. You may be asking yourself how you will be able to support and comfort your family, especially your children, without the help of your loved one. This includes physical and financial support. When these questions start racing into the back of your mind, it is important to contact the right lawyer who can explain your rights and fight for you.
The Damages of Losing a Loved One
Although nothing will ever bring back the loved one you have lost due to the wrongful actions of another, the lawyers at Attorney Brian White and Associates can help you get through these hard times and put closure on a devastating situation. Texas law allows spouses, children, or parents to recover for the lost of a loved one due to the wrongful actions or inactions of another. Spouses, children, or parents may claim the following damages in a Texas wrongful death claim:
- Pecuniary Loss
- This includes the loss of care, maintenance, support, and contributions of a monetary value. Especially if your loved one was the primary income earner in the family, you may be left to support your family on your own. This will allow you to recover for the income lost. However, factors such as the age of your loved one and their earning potential may be factored in when determining your pecuniary loss.
- Loss of Companionship and Society
- This included the loss of love, comfort, guidance, and companionship that you lost due to the passing of your loved one.
- Mental Anguish
- This included the emotional pain, torment, and suffering you experienced after losing your loved one.
It is important to find a lawyer you can trust during these devastating times. The lawyers at Attorney Brian White and Associates can help you as we have helped many others during these times. We will explain to you your rights, gather the evidence before it disappears, and fight for you.