A wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another. In legal terms, it is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person(s)/entities who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a deceased person cannot bring a suit, and this created a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person’s injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person’s death would not. Thus the wrongful death lawsuit was developed.
YOU’VE EXPERIENCED THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
If you yourself have experienced a loss, our sincere condolences go out to you, and may your fondest memories comfort you. The loss of a loved one is no doubt difficult to cope with for you and your family. You are not only suffering emotionally, but you are likely dealing with financial challenges as well.
It is wise to get professional advice from the wrongful death attorneys at the Tijerina Legal Group in McAllen, Texas, to guide you through the challenges of taking legal action. Although it may be hard to focus on a case at this time, choosing an attorney quickly will benefit your case. It is crucial to expose who is liable and take timely action, and this is our specialty.
WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES DO
The insurance adjustor’s job is to settle claims for as little as possible, and to find loopholes in your claim. If the adjustor can spot a “hole” or weakness in your claim, then his or her job is to make sure this weakness is exploited to the fullest extent possible so that any payout will be minimized. The insurance companies involved will look for any and all reasons to reduce or deny a wrongful death claim, especially since these cases typically result in large payouts. You will be contacted by an adjustor, if you have not been already – but it is in your best interest to allow your wrongful death attorney to speak to the insurance companies on your behalf.
WHAT WE DO
Personal Injury Attorney Humberto Tijerina is experienced in Wrongful Death law, and is a resource for you, to wisely dispute on your behalf. He and his knowledgeable legal team will do everything in their power to determine all the elements that support your case. Usually, those who have lost a family member due to wrongful death expect a just settlement, and we aim to attain this in a timely manner. But, there are cases when a court trial is what is required to get justice, and we are equipped to achieve that as well. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade.
We offer a FREE CONSULTATION for you and any member of your family who you wish to include. We will ask you about the details of your experience and the circumstances surrounding your loss. We would also take the time to answer ALL of your questions, explain the legal process and establish the next steps for a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas.
When you meet with us, we will put your mind at ease regarding how the insurance companies and responsible parties will be pursued, and what your role in the case process will be. You will leave with peace of mind, knowing you have the best possible representation for your case. We greatly look forward to meeting – and serving – you and your loved ones.
Our personal injury law firm serves San Antonio, Brownsville, McAllen, and surrounding areas of south Texas.