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Brownsville Wrongful Death Attorneys

Have you lost a family member or loved one because of another individual’s negligence or reckless behavior? The team of Brownsville wrongful death lawyers at The Benton Law Firm is here for you in your time of need. Our mission is to help the residents of Brownsville who are pursuing justice on behalf of loved ones who have tragically passed. If your loved one’s death is proven to be a wrongful death case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, interest on those expenditures, and more. A highly skilled attorney at The Benton Law Firm will provide you with a complimentary evaluation and help determine the next steps you should take in the wake of this tragedy.

For over six years, we have worked with Texas families to help deal with a death in the family. We understand how painful and devastating a loss can be. For this reason, we want to see that the person or parties who acted negligently are held responsible for their reckless choices. The team at The Benton Law Firm has won millions of dollars for the Brownsville families of those who were wrongfully killed, and we are prepared to do the same for you.

Since 2012, The Benton Law Firm has worked tirelessly to become recognized as a fixture in the Brownsville community. For many of us, this city is where we grew up and chose to raise our families. The people we represent are much more than just clients. We are deeply sympathetic towards family members and friends who are forced to reconcile with a sudden and wrongful death. Our legal team has no tolerance for people who make bad decisions and leave destruction in their wake. We will fight for you and help you receive the compensation your family deserves. Contact us today by filling out our email form, calling us at (956) 230-6390, or clicking the grey banner on your screen to chat live with one of our representatives.

Why You Need an Attorney

Having to pick up and carry on after the loss of a loved one can be the most difficult task of someone’s life. The emotional turbulence that ensues after a loved one has passed can be overwhelming and lead to unbelievable worry and stress. You may be wondering: How am I going to move on with my life? How do I prove that my partner, child, or friend died as a result of someone else’s bad decision-making? Do I need to hire a lawyer?

You may be legally entitled to receive compensation to cover some of the costs you’ve incurred as the result of your loved one’s wrongful death. These emotional and financial expenses include medical bills, burial and funeral costs, loss of companionship or love, pain and suffering, and lost income. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that someone without an attorney will be able to recover all of the damages they deserve. If you have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side, you are much more likely to get maximum compensation in a wrongful death case.

The legal system can be intimidating; do not let fear hold you back from pursuing justice. Let The Benton Law Firm handle the painful phone calls and process the necessary paperwork so that you can begin to mourn and heal during your time of loss. We offer a free, confidential consultation for our first-time clients.

Why You Should Choose The Benton Law Firm

After your loved one has passed, you will have many questions. How do I know which Brownsville personal injury firm is right for my case? How do I know which firm will fight on behalf of my family? The Benton Law Firm will be able to provide the honest and comprehensive answers to your most detailed questions.

The following are some of the characteristics that set The Benton Law Firm a tier above other personal injury firms:

  • Our Experienced Team: Jeff Benton participated in the Houston Law Review, worked for a prestigious local judge, and held a staff position at a premier law practice before creating his own law firm. He has worked to maintain his firm’s 10.0 AVVO rating and has been instrumental in rewarding his clients with multi-million dollar settlements.
  • Client Satisfaction: Our testimonials demonstrate how our firm has provided top-notch customer service to all of our clients in the last six years. We work hard to see that all of our clients are treated well throughout the entire process of their case. This means that we communicate regularly with our clients so that they are kept up to date with how we are working to serve their needs.
  • Track Record: We encourage prospective clients to read our Case Results to hear how our personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

The Benton Law Firm works exceptionally hard to provide premier legal services to the people of Brownsville, Texas. From our years of experience to our glowing track record and persistent ability to satisfy clients, we have worked diligently to become one of the most trusted firms in Brownsville. Contact us today but filling out our email form, calling us at (956) 230-6390, or clicking the live chat banner on your screen to chat live with one of our representatives.

Wrongful Death Incidents

Many situations can fall under the category of wrongful death. No matter what your situation may be, an attorney at The Benton Law Firm will be able to research your case thoroughly. Our primary concern is delivering justice to those who deserve it most. Below are some common wrongful death scenarios we see at our firm:

Car or Truck Accidents

Car accidents can cause serious damage to drivers and their physical property. If someone was driving recklessly, under the influence, or was not following the law of the road, and they caused the death of your loved one, they could be held responsible for the wrongful death. Drivers are expected to operate their vehicles safely and legally to avoid harming other people on the road. We take it very seriously when drivers do not abide by their expected responsibilities. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that there were 3,773 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2016. There were no days in 2016 in which nobody died in a car crash. In fact, one person was killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes. In 2016, DUI-related car crashes resulted in 987 deaths, and distracted-driving crashes resulted in 455 deaths.

Medical Malpractice

Medical practitioners, including surgeons and emergency room doctors, are supposed to exercise a standard of care when treating patients. If a doctor acts negligently during their treatment of a patient, they may be held liable for the resulting injury, illness, or even death. Examples of medical malpractice include failing to properly identify symptoms, making an error during surgery, failing to follow-up with a patient when necessary, or not taking into account a patient’s medical history, allergies, or intolerances. An NPR article reported that according to a study performed by John Hopkins, medical malpractice errors in America are estimated to cause 250,000 deaths every year. Researchers also say that medical malpractice is considered the third leading cause of death.

Criminal Behavior

If an individual’s criminal behavior, such as abuse or homicide, resulted in the death of someone you love, the case can be brought forward in both criminal and civil court. Contact our legal team today to see what your options may be for a pursuing a criminal case.

Workplace Deaths

The workplace is required to abide by the Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA) so that the environment is safe for workers to perform their jobs. It is of the utmost importance that employers create an environment that provides adequate protection from harm to the people they employ. Precautionary methods must be taken, such as respiratory protection, safe electrical or wiring processes, and general protection from hazardous chemicals, machines, and electrical equipment. OSHA acknowledged that there were 5,190 workers killed while at work in 2016 alone. The Texas Tribune reported that Texas ranked 14th in workplace deaths in 2014.


The Brownsville attorneys of The Benton Law Firm are here to help you if you’ve lost a loved one in a tragic accident. We are here to help, and we know what to do to help your family get justice for your loved one. Contact us today.

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The grieving process after the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. At The Benton Law Firm, we have seen hundreds of family members who feel confused, upset, and angry that the person they loved died because of someone else’s negligence. We have helped countless Texas residents deal with their loss in a positive and constructive way, and we want to do the same for you. We urge you to seek all the help you can during this difficult time. A personal injury attorney from The Benton Law Firm will be able to contact the necessary parties and communicate clearly and effectively on your behalf. We do not charge for initial consultations, and we are ready to listen to what you have to say. Contact us today by filling out our email form, calling us at (956) 230-6390, or clicking the grey banner on your screen to chat live with one of our representatives.

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