Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another person, it is considered a “wrongful death” under the law. There are specific statutes and laws that define wrongful death and what recovery can be made.

These statutes not only identify what a wrongful death is, but they also identify who can recover for a wrongful death, who can bring forth a wrongful death claim, and when a wrongful death claim can be brought forth. When you hire Jose Orihuela, he will do a thorough investigation of the above-mentioned topics. He will also fight for the compensation that you and your family are entitled to.

Wrongful death cases can arise from car wrecks, 18-wheeler wrecks, train wrecks, industrial accidents, medical malpractice, missed medical diagnoses, maritime accidents, nursing home neglect, and an assortment of other causes. It is important to speak with an attorney such as Jose Orihuela, who has experience in wrongful death cases and who can review the facts of the case to determine where you are entitled compensation for the loss of a loved one.

Recovery for a wrongful death claim in Texas can be given to the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased for monetary loss they have sustained as a result of the death. Compensation amounts are based on earnings of the deceased and their potential future earnings. Additional damages may be awarded for the survivors’ pain and suffering, mental anguish, funeral and burial expenses, and what the law defines as loss of companionship and society. In other words, the loss of relationship you had with the deceased.

Jose Orihuela understands nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, he has helped many families obtain a fair measure of damages and justice for the death of their loved ones and would love to do the same for you.