Ryan knows that there is no pain like the loss of a loved one. In the face of tragedy, it can be difficult to know what step to take next or how to begin the healing process.
This is especially true when you lose a loved one as the result of someone else’s actions. The mental, emotional, and financial challenges that come with their loss can be overbearing. While no amount of money can ever replace a family member, at times, taking legal action against those who have caused you pain may be the best step to take in order to begin the healing process.
At the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis, PLLC, our compassionate McAllen wrongful death attorney is here for you when you need him most.
“A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or person’s agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”
You should also be aware, that in the State of Texas, eligible parties must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two (2) years of the decedent’s death. This two-year limit is known as the statute of limitations and begins at the date of death except in certain situations.
While it is completely understandable that you may be hesitant to file a wrongful death claim, please be aware that if you wait too long, you essentially forfeit your opportunity to seek damages for you and your family.
The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section specifies who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In the State of Texas, these family members include:
These family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit individually or as a group.
Unfortunately, Texas law does not allow siblings or grandparents of the decedent to file a claim.
Survival claims are meant to compensate the estate of the decedent for the damages the individual suffered prior to death. In a survival claim, the focus is on the decedent and NOT the family. It is as if the decedent would have filed a personal injury claim for themselves.
A survival claim allows for a representative of the decedent’s estate to recover damages that may include but are not limited to:
Representatives of the estate are generally the decedent’s child, a parent, or spouse. When there is no such representative, the probate court will appoint someone.
It takes a lot of effort and courage to file a wrongful death claim against those who have harmed you and your loved ones. Because of how serious these types of lawsuits are, Ryan wants to ensure that you are receiving dedication, care, and attention from our law firm that you deserve.
In order to meet your needs, know that he is capable of handling wrongful death claims involving:
In order to prove that the incident that caused the death of your loved one was due to negligence, Ryan will work with a supporting team of medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, researchers, and other professionals to develop the strongest case possible for you.
With drive and resourcefulness, our McAllen wrongful death attorney can help prove that:
Because of the seriousness of a wrongful death claim, Ryan can carefully analyze every piece of evidence to fully understand the situation and help you secure full and fair compensation for the pain you have suffered.
Make sure to take into consideration the following tips to protect your wrongful death claim:
When you choose Ryan as your attorney, know that you are choosing a defender of the people who is deeply invested in making sure you obtain the justice and recovery you so rightfully deserve. Our staff will:
Through hard work and dedication to your case, Ryan will help to recover damages for, but not limited to: