The grief of losing a loved one has devastating effects. In such a trying time, it can be challenging to take into consideration the legal ramifications of a wrongful death case. That’s why David W. Starnes Attorney At Law exists.
Our legal team is ready to pursue justice on your behalf. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence or malpractice of a third-party, time is of the essence. Contact the best legal team in Beaumont for a comprehensive consultation. Reach us at (409) 835-9900 today.
Your Wrongful Death Attorney: David W. Starnes
David W. Starnes is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law Attorney with over 28 years of experience. He’s committed to providing clients diligent support with a highly individualized approach. With extensive practice in a wide variety of claims, he is qualified to handle your case with in-depth knowledge and personalized care. David Starnes is dedicated to assisting Texans seeking wrongful death compensation. With his help, you will receive rightful compensation, through a streamlined legal process.
Contact David W. Starnes Attorney At Law to set up a free and confidential consultation today.
Our Consultative Process
Our consultations have a threefold focus: guidance, support, and education. We strive to help each client who comes our way to the best of our ability, and our consultative process allows us to achieve that aim.
We’ll start by listening to your story. We’ll offer our empathetic ear, and we’ll make sure we understand the full details of your situation. That way, we can determine your best course of action. Once we’ve assessed the prospects for your case, we’ll lay your options out in front of you. Whether that means setting up a mediation or filing litigation, we’ll be there to find the best strategy for a successful resolution of your case.
During the consultation, we’ll be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. We’ll give you all the information you need to move forward—in your case and with your life.
Cases of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a precise legal term meaning a situation when someone dies due to the negligence or malpractice of someone else. Examples include:
- Workplace accidents
- Traffic accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Caregiver negligence and/or abuse
If you are the spouse, child, parent, or representative of the estate of someone who has died from one of the above scenarios, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. David W. Starnes Attorney At Law can help you determine your standing and discover your next steps.
For further advice, we encourage you to get in touch with us today.
Compassionate Care from Beaumont’s Top Law Firm
Compassion, empathy, and respect are the hallmarks of our law office. For us, there’s nothing more important than the emotional and physical well-being of our clients.
Our firm is welcome to anyone in need of the advice of an expert. We offer our personalized consultations in the comfort of our office. All meetings, communication, and correspondence are held under strict confidentiality agreements. We conduct all interactions with the highest standards of privacy and discretion. Should you choose to share any information with us, you have our word that it will never go beyond the four walls of our office.
As a law firm, we strive to support our clients through every stage of their legal case. We provide regular updates on case developments, and we’ll be there to address any concerns you may have along the way. That way, you can focus on what’s important: you, your wellness, and your recovery.
Calculating Your Wrongful Death Damages
Our goal is to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your losses. During your consultation, we’ll assess the cumulative amount of your damages, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Professional Counseling Bills
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Companionship/Consortium
- Emotional Trauma
Although there’s no cap on the amount of these damages, they are typically calculated based on the following circumstances of the victim:
- Age and Life Expectancy
- Profession and Income
- Personal Habits and Living Expenses
The idea of discussing these things in-depth might be challenging, but rest assured your attorney is on your side. Our goal is to support you through the entire legal procedure from start to finish, with the utmost compassion and respect for your grief.
At David W. Starnes Attorney At Law, our goal is to maximize your entitlement. By combining fierce negotiation tactics with time-tested legal strategies, we make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve.
The Timeline of Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Statutes of limitations are laws that put a limit on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. Generally, in the state of Texas, you have two years from the date of the accident to put forth your case. There are some exceptions, however:
- The plaintiff is a minor.
- Negligence was not known during the two years following the death.
- The plaintiff was unable to file the lawsuit due to a physical or mental impairment.
- Fraud obstructed knowledge of the case.
Barring these exceptions, the case must be brought forward within two years. That’s why it’s imperative to reach out to a law firm as soon as possible, so as not to forfeit any of your rights.
Filing Your Lawsuit—What Happens Next in Your Wrongful Death Case?
Sometimes, your case can be settled before going to court through mediation or arbitration. In other situations, although a lengthier process, going to trial might be the most appropriate course of action. In either case, you can rely on your attorney to fight relentlessly for your best interests. We’ll explain your options to you at every step of the way, so you’re always fully aware of all potential outcomes.
If your loved one was a victim of wrongful death, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible.
Contact the Best Wrongful Death Law Firm in Beaumont
When you’re dealing with the overwhelming consequences of wrongful death in the family, you need a legal team that is experienced and empathetic to what you’re going through. David W. Starnes Attorney At Law is here to support you and hold those responsible, accountable. Choose us to represent you in your wrongful death suit. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case review.