McAllen Wrongful Death Lawyer
Attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr. Can Help You Get Justice
Losing a loved one is one of the worst tragedies that can happen to a family. When this loss occurs in a personal injury accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, it can be even harder to process. It means that without the action or inaction of a negligent party, death could have been prevented.
The personal injury lawyers at Karam Law Firm know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. Under Texas state law, a spouse, child, or parent of an individual who died because of another party’s recklessness has the right to file a wrongful death suit in civil court. We help families in McAllen and throughout Texas hold negligent parties accountable and fight to help them recover financial compensation.
Karam me guió paso a paso!- Nicolas T.
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Experienced Lawyers Helping Families After a Loss
Texas law makes a distinction in these types of cases. In wrongful death suits, survivors can seek damages related to the economic and non-economic costs associated with the premature loss of a family member (such as loss of income and loss of companionship). In survival actions, damages can be sought to pay for economic or noneconomic costs incurred after the accident occurred but prior to the death of the victim. These might include medical bills, as well as property damage, but can also involve the physical pain and suffering of the victim.
Wrongful death suits are initiated by a spouse, child, or parent of a lost loved one. These parties can only file a survival action if there is no personal representative named in a loved one’s will. In practice, wrongful death suits and survival actions are filed jointly and can be handled by a single personal injury attorney.
The specific type of compensation recoverable in a wrongful death suit depends on the relationship of the plaintiff to the person who was lost. For example, a spouse can seek damages for the mental anguish and loss of companionship they suffered and for the cost of lost family income, if the person was working. We can help you evaluate your situation and figure out what kind of compensation you may be able to recover.
What if I can’t come to your office?
That’s not a problem. We understand that an accident may have left you injured and that traveling may be difficult or impossible. We care about your well-being and comfort. So if you can’t come to our office, we will come to you. One of our lawyers can meet you at your home, in your hospital room or anywhere else that is convenient.
We’ll review the details of your case and ask you some questions. Then we can review your legal options and give you an idea about what to expect. We can also answer any questions that you have about your case.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
It depends on many factors, such as the complexity of your case and how much money is at stake. In general, a case may take anywhere between a few months to a year. If your case goes to trial, it can take even longer.
Insurance companies try to delay the resolution of a case as long as possible. They don’t want to pay you the compensation you deserve. They are hoping that the longer they delay your case, the more likely it will be that you will give up or accept a lower settlement offer. We will guide you through the process every step of the way.
Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?
Soon after your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company. They are offering you a settlement! It may not be for as much as you were hoping, but they are promising quick payment. This offer will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered. The insurance company just wants to save money.
You should never agree to any settlement unless you have first discussed the offer with an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer. You can get a much better settlement when an insurance company knows you have a personal injury attorney willing to go to trial on your behalf.
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Contact Us Today To Learn More About How We Can Help
Attorney Aizar J. Karam has more than 24 years of experience. He knows how to build strong cases that get results and fights the insurance companies to help you get justice. He carries an AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest honor and a designation award to less than five percent of all attorneys.
No amount of compensation can bring your loved one back. Taking legal action is a way to help hold negligent parties accountable for what happened. We believe that the less our clients have to worry about financial stability and unpaid expenses after an unexpected loss, the more time they can spend working through their grief.
Come in and talk with us to see if the circumstances of your loss allow you or a personal representative to take legal action. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experience personal injury attorney. We have helped other families facing this difficult situation and are ready to help you. We are conveniently located in McAllen and serve the Rio Grande Valley.