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San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorneys

The death of a loved one because of a fatal accident is truly devastating. You not only deal with the emotional fallout from losing someone you love, but now you’re worried about final expenses, the medical care they received, and the loss of income to your family. As the premier San Antonio wrongful death attorneys, The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, understands the emotional and financial devastation caused by a wrongful death, and we’re here to help. We have deep, hands-on knowledge of the laws surrounding wrongful death lawsuits and can help you make a strong case for recovering the compensation you deserve. We’re here to help family members put the pieces back together. Schedule your free consultation now.

Why Choose Our San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyer?

San Antonio accident attorney Alex Aguirre

The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, stands as a premier San Antonio wrongful death law firm guided by former insurance defense attorney Alex Aguirre. Our core values revolve around tailored representation and an unwavering commitment to achieving favorable outcomes after the death of a loved one.

At The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, we are pleased to present you with:

  1. Two decades of invaluable experience,
  2. A track record of high client satisfaction,
  3. Constant communication is available around the clock, and
  4. Unwavering dedication throughout the entirety of your case.

We firmly believe that you deserve the individualized attention of a boutique law firm combined with the impressive results typically associated with larger establishments. Our aim is to offer you focused legal representation that caters to your specific needs. Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our death attorneys today.

Wrongful Death Case Results From Our Firm

Below are results from wrongful death cases we’ve litigated in the past:

  • $3,000,000 settlement obtained from a local premises liability wrongful death case.
  • $2,000,000 settlement recovered for a wrongful death trucking accident.
  • $755,000 settlement collected in local car accident wrongful death case.

You can read more about our case results here.

Client Testimonials

“This law firm did an outstanding job representing me. Not only was I treated with respect but received continuous updates on my case. The friendly staff made me feel welcomed and made it easy for me to recommend them to others.”

Glenn H.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This law firm ensured I understood the process and did not leave any doubt that I would be taken care of medically. Their organization, and the medical team they utilize, are all top notch. Thank you Aguirre law firm for making this as “painless” as possible.”


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

San Antonio Wrongful Death Resources & FAQs

What Is Wrongful Death?

In San Antonio, wrongful death cases occur when death occurs as the result of some type of accident, negligence, carelessness, or crime. A wrongful death causes extreme financial, mental, and emotional hardship for the survivors of the deceased. There are additional and unexpected expenses thrust upon the family. Examples include final expenses for a burial or cremation, final medical bills, funeral expenses, and possibly even replacing a vehicle or other property. And what about the loss of income, both current and future?

Financial pressure isn’t the only issue faced by the family. Lack of companionship and love combined with grief are catastrophic. Spouses, parents, children, and even grandparents are just a few of the family members, and often administrators of the estate, who feel the most financial turmoil.

A wrongful death claim, a type of personal injury claim, can be filed by certain family members, known as the next of kin, to recoup losses that resulted from the death. While a loved one can’t be returned to your family, you may be able to hold the negligent party both legally and financially responsible for your loss with the help of a wrongful death lawyer.

Texas Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

There is a deadline in San Antonio and the rest of Texas to file a wrongful death claim. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. If the claim isn’t filed by the time the statute of limitations runs, you lose your legal right to it. Under Texas law, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the death. For example, if your loved one was in a construction accident or car accident in May, but they didn’t pass away until December, the statute of limitations begins on the day that your loved one passed away.

It’s also important to note that if the next of kin or the deceased is a minor child, there can be other exceptions to the statute of limitations. It’s important that if you’re considering a wrongful death lawsuit that you contact the San Antonio wrongful death lawyers at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC immediately. You don’t want to lose your legal rights to hold the negligent party responsible. The initial consultation is free – just fill out our contact form or give us a phone call.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in San Antonio?

Only certain individuals qualify to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased person in Texas under our state law. First, there are certain family members who are allowed to file a wrongful death claim. These family members include:

  • The surviving spouse, even if the couple was separated
  • The children of the deceased (including adult children)
  • The parents of the deceased

Survivors of a non-marital relationship, such as a fiancé or domestic partner, are not eligible to file a wrongful death claim with an insurance company. This family member may file individual wrongful death claims or file joint or group claims. However, if the family does not file the claim within three months, the personal representative, also known as the executor, of the estate may then file the claim.

Common Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death

In San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding areas, the accidents that make up the common causes of wrongful death claims include:

For more than 20 years, our San Antonio accident attorneys have provided legal advice and representation for wrongful death victims in San Antonio and the surrounding area. With previous experience in insurance defense, we know what it takes to help families like yours.

What Compensation Can You Recover in a San Antonio Wrongful Death Case?

Following legal action, financial compensation is available to wrongful death family members who have a successful claim. While there are many factors that determine the success of the claim along with the financial compensation types and amount, some of the financial recovery includes both economic (monetary) and non-economic damages. Examples include:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury, ongoing care (if occurred), and final medical expenses
  • Lost income for the family
  • Loss of inheritance for direct heirs, such as the surviving spouse and children
  • Final expenses, including cremation, funeral, and burial expenses
  • Loss of care and support from your loved one; examples include loss of companionship or consortium
  • Mental suffering because of the wrongful death; this may include depression, PTSD, and anxiety resulting from the wrongful death of your loved one
  • Punitive damages toward the defendant(s); this financial award is available in claims where there was malicious or reprehensible action that resulted in the wrongful death. The goal is to punish the defendant and set an example in the hopes that others avoid the actions that resulted in the death

The types and amounts of wrongful death compensation are fact-specific. Schedule your free case review with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in San Antonio and explore your legal options now.

Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

The simple answer is that the person, persons, entity, or entities responsible for the wrongful death can be held responsible. However, that’s not always easy to determine depending on the fatal accidents that occurred.

Contact a San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Contact an experienced San Antonio wrongful death lawyer, such as those with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, play an important role in assisting the family of the victim. The right wrongful death lawyer will help ensure that all the evidence necessary to prove the claim is accounted for and preserved. A good attorney will also be mindful of the legal deadlines associated with your claim.

Our legal team of San Antonio personal injury lawyers in San Antonio has over two decades of wrongful death case experience. We pride ourselves in helping the survivors of wrongful death claims. To get started, contact us today for a free consultation.

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