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If you have suffered the unspeakable tragedy of losing a loved one unexpectedly, we offer our deepest sympathies. No one deserves to die as a result of someone else’s mistake, and no family should be forced to endure the struggle of moving on with an unfillable void in their lives. Sadly, fatal accidents are all too common, with driving mistakes, medical errors, and failures to observe jobsite safety regulations all commonly leading to untimely – and unnecessary – deaths.
At Ronald A. Ramos Law Office, we provide compassionate and experienced legal representation for wrongful death claims in Laredo, TX. Texas’s wrongful death laws are unique, but they are also clear: If you have lost a spouse, child, or parent under circumstances in which another person or company was to blame, you deserve just compensation, and the at-fault party deserves to be held fully accountable. With over 30 years of legal experience, attorney Ronald A. Ramos is a trusted advocate for accident victims and their families, and he can help you seek justice for your loved one’s death.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
Our firm represents eligible family members in wrongful death claims involving work-related and non-work-related accidents, as well as those involving medical, nursing home, and pharmaceutical negligence. Some examples of the types of cases we handle include:
- Fatal car and truck accidents
- Fatal accidents on construction sites and other jobsites
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other medical mistakes
- Nursing home neglect, abandonment, and abuse resulting in fatal illness or injury
- Prescription medication errors leading to overdose and nontreatment of life-threating medical conditions
Texas Wrongful Death FAQs
Q: Which family members are eligible to seek compensation for wrongful death in Texas?
Under Texas’s wrongful death statute, only surviving spouses, children, and parents are eligible to seek compensation.
Q: How much can I expect to recover if I file a wrongful death claim?
Every case is unique, and we cannot estimate your losses until we learn more about your individual circumstances. Generally speaking, however, the types of compensation available in Texas wrongful death claims include:
- Loss of care, support, services, and advice
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of society and companionship
- Mental anguish
Q: Can I seek compensation for my loved one’s medical expenses prior to death?
Potentially, yes. In addition to a claim for the wrongful death damages listed above, in many cases the victim’s estate will also be able to seek compensation for his or her personal losses prior to death. These can include:
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
However, it is important to emphasize that this type of claim must be filed separately on behalf of the estate, and any compensation recovered would be distributed in accordance with the terms of your loved one’s estate plan.
Q: What is Texas’s statute of limitations for wrongful death claims?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Texas is two years.
Contact Ronald A. Ramos Law Office for a Free Consultation
If you would like more information about your legal options after a loved one’s untimely death, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with Laredo, TX attorney Ronald A. Ramos in confidence, please call or text (956) 725-7537 or request an appointment online today.