The Law Office of Todd Rash understands that no amount of money will make up for the loss of your spouse, child, or parent. The wrongful death statute recognizes that the losses reach through to the family which has lost the financial and/or emotional support of the deceased. Damages for loss of companionship and emotional pain can also bring some comfort after the tragic loss of someone.
If the person survived even for a short time and had conscious pain and suffering, the estate of the person would have a "survival" claim. In the survival action, the person's estate would be entitled to the same damages that the deceased person would have been entitled to receive had he or she lived. The estate beneficiaries are entitled to survival damages according to the person's will or the laws of decent and distribution if there is no will.
The amount of damages that you can receive for your wrongful death lawsuit will vary on a case-by-case basis. However, if you're wondering how much your lawsuit may be worth or if you even have grounds to seek compensation, then contact The Law Office of Todd Rash.
These cases are complex and require an experienced wrongful death attorney who should immediately perform a thorough investigation and preserve the evidence needed to prove the case.
The Law Office of Todd Rash handles wrongful death cases throughout Texas. If you have any suspicion that a friend or loved one has died or been killed due to the negligent or intentional actions of another contact The Law Office of Todd Rash.