Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

If you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, inattention or carelessness we can help. Losing a spouse or child or life partner is not only emotionally painful but also has serious negative and long-term effects on a family.

The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., can pursue compensation for not only lost wages and income, but also the loss of companionship and emotional suffering.

Understanding Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are pursued when a person is killed in an accident caused by another’s negligence. We can help you if your loved one was seriously injured at work or died as the result of a:

  • Oil rig accident
  • Chemical plant injuries
  • Asbestos
  • Railroad accident (Jones Act)
  • Barge accident (FELA)
  • Plane accident
  • Recreational vehicle accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product malfunction
  • Fatal car accident
  • Workplace injury
  • Electrocution

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., will pursue full compensation, including lost future wages, loss of companionship, loss of a parent and the loss of a child. Insurance companies treat deaths as “cases.” At The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., we see you as a person who is suffering a loss, grieving and trying to put the pieces of your life back together. With us, you and your family are never just a case. We understand the loss and deep devastation a death causes.

Wrongful Death Claims Can Be Complex

All wrongful death claims, unlike a personal injury claim, are brought to the court by a trustee. A trustee is usually a family member appointed by the court and is usually the closest relative of the person who died. All wrongful death claims in Texas must be brought to the court within two years of the individual’s death. To recover compensation, it must be shown in court that a person or company was responsible or at fault for causing the death.

Call The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., First

The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., has earned an outstanding reputation for achieving just settlements. We have the skill and resources to bring even the largest insurance companies to trial. Our history of results in Texas courts is second to none. Serving injured people of Texas in San Antonio and Laredo, and New Mexico in Las Cruces. Call us today at or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you.