Our many years of service to victims of wrongful death incidents has given us a thorough understanding of just how difficult life can be for our clients. The physical and emotional harm caused should be vindicated and we will do everything in our power to ensure that is done. No two lawsuits are the same. When you work with our firm, you will find that we provide one-on-one, compassionate service. We take the time to understand what you are going through and will be sure to answer any questions and address your unique needs as we handle your case. You can call us at (800) 498-5355.
We understand that you may be on this page because you’re seeking answers. We created this page as a resource and guide to understand what constitutes a wrongful death, who can file a wrongful death claim, the time limits, the damages that can be recovered, and what the entire process looks like. The team at the Kelley Law Firm wants to empower you moving forward and it is our hope that our Wrongful Death page will help you navigate the waters of legalese.
In a wrongful death matter, only the spouse, parents, or children are eligible to file a claim. Adoptive parents and adopted children are also entitled to recovery of damages.
Typically, there are three categories of damages. Some of the damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death suit are hospital and other medical costs prior to the decedent’s death, lost wages, benefits inheritance, punitive damages, funeral expenses, and burial/cremation costs.
To say the least, the wrongful death process is complicated. Besides contacting an experienced attorney for a consultation, there’s additional actions that should take place immediately for your protection, including an investigative process covering the scene of the incident, interviewing experts in the field of reconstruction, as well as extensive research on the defendant.
When you work with a lawyer at our firm, you will find that we will take care in providing you with the one-on-one, compassionate service and attention you need. We take the time to understand what our clients are going through and will be sure to answer our questions and address your unique needs as we handle your case.
Whether we are able to recover the compensation you deserve through a negotiated settlement or must take your case to civil court to be decided in front of a judge and jury, you will receive the aggressive and knowledgeable representation that makes a difference in the outcome of every case we handle.
Everyday, many innocent people suffer terrible injuries as a result of the careless acts of others. With the pain and confusion that follows when lives are turned upside down, it can be reassuring to know there is an experienced and caring law firm there to help sort through the issues and assist families to get back on their feet.
The trial attorneys at Kelley Firm, PC have built a powerful reputation in the law community as one of the premier personal injury and class action law firms in Texas. If you have lost a love one due to the negligence of someone else contact the Kelley Law Firm today.