San Antonio wrongful death attorney
We can help your family seek justice
The unexpected loss of a loved one is a very painful experience. Suddenly, a spouse is gone. Or a parent. Or a child. And it's much worse if your loved one's death happened because someone was negligent or careless. The San Antonio wrongful death lawyers at Tracey & Fox can help you hold that person responsible.
A wrongful death is one that is caused by the negligent, reckless or careless actions of another person. For example, a distracted driver can cause a fatal accident. A careless doctor can prescribe medications that lead to a deadly drug interaction. A wrongful death can also occur in cases of product liability, premises liability or criminal acts.
The loss of your loved one can also have a big financial impact on your family. There is the cost of any medical care your loved needed before passing away. There are funeral costs. There is the loss of income, if your loved one helped support the family.
In a wrongful death suit, you can seek financial compensation for medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of care, advice or support and loss of inheritance. In some cases, punitive damages can also be sought. People, companies and government agencies can be held liable.
Helping families find answers
Money isn't going to change what happened. But it is compensation you are owed for the loss you suffered. And it can give you some financial security as you adjust to life without your loved one. It is also a way to get justice.
Texas law allows two years following the date of a loved one's death to file a wrongful death claim. Only the spouse, biological or adult children and/or parents can file the claim within those first three months, either singly or jointly. An executor or administrator of the estate can file a claim on their behalf after those three months.
We advise that you contact an attorney as soon as you can. A wrongful death suit can be complicated. It must be proven that a person's action or inaction was responsible for the loss of life. It's important to gather evidence and talk to any witnesses sooner rather than later. Evidence can be lost, and witnesses can forget important details or move away.
Trust us to focus on your needs
The legal team at Tracey & Fox in San Antonio takes the time to look through every detail of what happened to your loved one. If there are questions about what happened, we will look for the answers. Our goal is to help you get as much compensation as possible for your loss. From experience, we know the way to do that is to build a very strong case we are prepared to fight in court.
Some cases go to trial. Others are resolved through a negotiated settlement. But we won't stop fighting until we get the right results for you. And you pay us nothing unless we win. We'll cover all the expenses of moving your case forward.
One of our attorneys can explain all your options and answer your questions. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.