Wrongful Death FAQs

Wrongful Death FAQs 2015-06-20T17:06:51+00:00

San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorneys Answer Wrongful Death FAQs

San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorneys Nothing in life is more painfully devastating than losing a loved one, particularly when another individual is responsible for taking the life of your loved one.  If you have experienced such a loss, our firm, Brylak Law, offers its deepest condolences to you and your family. Depending on the unique facts and circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death caused by another, you and/or your family may be entitled to legal recourse. We at Brylak Law sadly know that nothing can bring back your loved one, but you may wish to exercise any legal rights the law provides under these tragic circumstances.

While every situation is unique and this article is beyond the scope of addressing every aspect of a wrongful death lawsuit, the following are some commonly asked questions answered by Brylak’s San Antonio wrongful death attorneys.

What Is a “Wrongful Death” Lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit filed by a decedent’s survivors against the party or parties responsible for the decedent’s death. Wrongful death actions are a unique type of personal injury. The basis of a wrongful death lawsuit depends on the unique facts of each case. A wrongful death may have been caused intentionally or negligently. Our firm’s San Antonio wrongful death attorneys will advise you regarding the grounds for your lawsuit.

Who May Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The decedent’s surviving family members may bring a lawsuit, such as spouses, children, and siblings.

Why Should I Sue?

Tragically, nothing will bring back your loved one. However, wrongful death suits serve various purposes, such as financially providing for the survivors, and personal reasons such as vindicating the decedent’s rights.

What Is the Procedure for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Initiating a lawsuit requires the suing party, or “plaintiff(s),” to file the appropriate documents (a Summons and Complaint) in the court having authority, or jurisdiction. It is critical to the success of a wrongful death lawsuit to ensure that the proper documents are timely filed, that the proper parties are named as defendants, and all viable claims or causes of action are pled in the complaint. Brylak Law’s high-seasoned San Antonio wrongful death attorneys will thoroughly counsel you on all of these aspects and more.

Is There a Deadline to File?

Yes. The State of Texas has a statute of limitations, or deadline, within which survivors may bring a wrongful death action. If the statute of limitations lapses without filing the lawsuit, the survivors waive (or lose) their right to bring suit. Your San Antonio wrongful death attorney at Brylak Law will ensure your legal rights are preserved by timely filing your wrongful death action.

Contact a San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorney

If you or someone you know has suffered the devastating and traumatic loss of a loved one at the hand of another person, whether intentionally or accidentally, the decedent’s family has legal rights. We at Brylak Law genuinely grieve with the family. We recognize that this is an extraordinarily delicate time, and our highly-skilled team of legal professionals provide grieving families with superior and caring legal representation. Our firm’s San Antonio wrongful death attorneys are committed to obtaining the maximum results permitted under the law when someone takes the life of another, regardless of the manner in which it occurred. We know that nothing the legal system can give you could ever compensate you for the love and companionship you lost, but the law can compensate you monetarily.

Please contact Brylak Law, San Antonio wrongful death attorneys, at 210-733-5533 or 800-883-5533 for a complimentary consultation regarding your potential wrongful death case