San Antonio Wrongful Elderly Deaths
Texas law allows a person to file a wrongful death claim regardless of the age of the victim. In many cases, if the victim is an elderly individual, a wrongful death lawsuit will be very different than if the victim were a younger individual. For instance, in many wrongful death claims, financial losses are staggering because the victim was a household’s primary wage earner. When an elderly individual is killed, however, lost wages are rarely an issue (though this is not always the case). Financial loss can come from other sources, however. The victim may have required extensive medical treatment before he or she died. In some cases, surviving family members are left without the victim’s pension income, which can cause financial hardship. But in most wrongful death lawsuits brought on behalf of an elderly individual, the primary damages are emotional and mental.
Courts do take these losses into consideration and the San Antonio wrongful death lawyers at Ford and Laurel can help you receive compensation for the mental and emotional anguish that such a loss can cause. But wrongful death claims are extremely complex. Proving liability for a person’s death is not always as easy as it might seem, especially if the victim was an elderly person. Elderly individuals typically have numerous health risks and it can be difficult to prove that it was negligence and not a natural health complication that caused the person’s death. Furthermore, damages can be difficult to quantify when the loss is primarily emotional rather than financial. But our aggressive Texas attorneys have been handling these types of San Antonio wrongful death claims for twenty years and we know how to overcome the unique legal problems that you will surely face in this lawsuit. If you have lost an elderly family member to another person’s negligence, contact the San Antonio wrongful death law suit attorneys at Ford and Laurel and let us help you receive the compensation you deserve. Practice Areas: Car Accidents – Trucking Accidents – On the Job Injuries – Wrongful Death – Construciton Accidents – Boating Accidents – Premises Liability – Ford and Laurel
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