Compensation after a Fatal Oilfield Accident
The total compensation survivors could expect in a wrongful death claim varies by case. The law states that compensation will be awarded in an amount proportionate to the injury that caused the victim’s death.
Furthermore, compensation will be divided into shares among everyone who is entitled to recovery. The exact share of compensation you might receive depends on how many individuals are entitled to recovery and the extent of the victim’s fatal injury.
Wrongful Death Damages Survivors Can Recover
The individuals filing the wrongful death claim can pursue compensation for various damages, including the following:
- Lost earning capacity
- Mental anguish and grief experienced by the surviving family
- Lost inheritance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of decedent’s care and companionship
You might also receive exemplary damages if a willful act or omission, or gross negligence caused the death of your loved one. These damages are not awarded in every case and are intended to punish the at-fault party.
How Can a Lawyer Help Your Wrongful Death Case?
An oilfield wrongful death attorney has extensive knowledge of Texas law and knows what it takes to get the compensation your family needs.
Many oilfield accidents occur in rural areas around the Permian Basin, and it could be difficult to find a reputable attorney with experience in these types of cases. Kemmy Law Firm is family owned and operated and has offices located in San Antonio, Midland-Odessa, and Hobbs, New Mexico.
As a family of lawyers, we know how important family is and how sensitive a wrongful death case can be. We’ll be there to help you through every step of the personal injury claim process by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation to determine the root cause of the accident
- Gathering evidence to strengthen your claim and establish fault
- Negotiating with insurance companies and other at-fault parties to obtain a fair settlement
- If necessary, arguing your case at trial to ensure you receive full compensation
Have You Lost Someone in an Oilfield Accident? Call Kemmy Law Firm
If you believe someone’s negligence caused the death of your loved one, you should contact an experience oilfield wrongful death lawyer at Kemmy Law Firm immediately. Let our family of lawyers help your family move past this event in your life and fight for the compensation you need to recover.