Did You Lose a Loved One Due to Wrongful Death in San Antonio?
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our San Antonio wrongful death attorneys represent individuals and families throughout Texas who have lost their loved ones to negligence. Negligence — which is the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another — can occur anywhere in Bexar, Comal, and Medina Counties, including traffic collisions, workplace accidents, on private or public property, and other personal injury circumstances.
When Texas residents lose their lives to negligence, our wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio partner with their family members to hold the responsible party — or combination of parties — liable for their tragic losses.
Collectively, our skilled San Antonio wrongful death attorneys have spent more than three decades working on both sides of the courtroom, gaining unparalleled experience of the inner workings of some of the world’s largest insurance companies, and transforming that knowledge into wins for our clients. We can pursue the same results for you and your family.
Our skilled legal staff offers services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin because we believe in inclusion, fairness, and justice. It is only possible to successfully represent the people in our communities when we can successfully represent all people.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Texas?
Since 2003, we have dedicated our practice to producing real results for real people whose lives have been impacted by negligence, including those who have tragically lost their loved ones in preventable accidents.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Texas include, but are not limited to:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Industrial Accidents
- Lyft Accident
- Maritime / Offshore Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Oil Rig Explosions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Plant / Refinery Accidents
- Product Liability Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Slip, Trip & Fall Incidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber Accident
Texas wrongful death claims are inherently complex, which is why partnering with a skilled and experienced San Antonio personal injury lawyer is paramount to your family’s success — inside and outside the courtroom.
Our law firm founder, Steve Hollingworth, has been the lead attorney in over 50 jury trials as lead counsel in over a dozen different Texas counties. Should your case go to trial, we will be ready to aggressively pursue the positive outcome you deserve in front of a judge and/or jury.
The insurance company will value a case more if they know the firm is willing to go to trial. At the Hollingworth Law Firm, we are more than willing — we remain trial-ready.
Which Family Members are Eligible to File Wrongful Death Claims in Texas?
Texas wrongful death law specifies which family members are eligible to file a claim when they have lost their loved ones to negligence.
Eligible family members include the deceased person’s:
- Surviving Spouse
If a surviving eligible party does not file a Texas wrongful death claim within three months of the individual’s death, a personal representative or administrator of the deceased person’s estate may file the claim instead.
The exception to the latter’s eligibility is when surviving family members specifically request that the wrongful death lawsuit not be filed.
What are My Financial Recovery Options During a Wrongful Death Claim in San Antonio?
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, we outline each of our client’s unique recovery needs based on the evidence available for each case.
Common financial recovery options in San Antonio wrongful death claims may include, but are not limited to:
- Medical Expenses Incurred After the Accident and Before Death
- Funeral and Burial Costs
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Lost Inheritance
- Lost Love, Companionship, Comfort, and Society
- Lost Support, Advice, Care, Maintenance, Services, and Counsel
- Mental Pain and Anguish Experienced by the Surviving Family
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the person’s death. The sooner you contact our skilled San Antonio wrongful death attorneys, the faster we can begin preserving evidence that will allow us to pursue the financial recovery you deserve through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or prepare your case with precision for trial.
Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Attorneys in San Antonio, Texas Today
If your loved one lost their life to negligence in Texas, contact our compassionate San Antonio wrongful death lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual wrongful death lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.
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Frequently Asked Questions for San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyer
What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in San Antonio?
In San Antonio, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit generally two years from the date of the person’s death.
Who can be sued in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Individuals, corporations, and government entities can be sued in a wrongful death lawsuit if they were responsible for causing the person’s death.
What types of accidents can result in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Can a wrongful death lawsuit be filed if the person died due to natural causes?
No, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be filed if the person died as a result of the negligent or intentional act of another person or entity.
How is the amount of damages determined in a wrongful death lawsuit?
The amount of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit is determined by a variety of factors, including the person’s age, earning capacity, and the extent of their injuries before they passed away.
Can a settlement be reached in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Yes, a settlement can be reached in a wrongful death lawsuit. In fact, many wrongful death cases are settled out of court to avoid the time and expense of a trial.
What is the role of a San Antonio attorney in a wrongful death lawsuit?
An attorney can help the family of the deceased person navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that they receive fair compensation for their loss.