Williamson County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Finally Settles

Posted - January 28, 2022
Police Tasing Man Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In 2019 Javier Ambler died while being taken into police custody. Deputies repeatedly used stun guns on Mr. Ambler to detain him, regardless of his repeated requests for help. Mr. Ambler died while in the custody of the police, and his family sought a wrongful death suit against the county and sheriff’s department. After an almost two-year court battle, the county has agreed to settle with Mr. Ambler’s family for $5 million.

When Wrongful Death Happens

Wrongful death is defined as a death that occurs due to negligent actions by another person or entity. In this case, the police acted negligently towards Javier Ambler, resulting in his death. When wrongful death happens, some surviving family members have the right to seek compensation for their loss. While this does not give the family what they want, their loved one back with them, it provides them some financial stability while trying to rebuild their lives from this tragedy.

Contacting A Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person or business, you are encouraged to speak with a Dallas personal injury lawyer. Personal injury attorneys can review the facts of the case and determine if you qualify to file for a wrongful death suit. The following parties may be eligible to file this type of lawsuit:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving dependent children
  • Surviving parents if the victim was a minor
  • Representative of the estate

You will need to speak with an attorney to determine if you qualify under Texas law to file this type of lawsuit.

Compensation Claimed From a Wrongful Death Suit

Unlike a regular personal injury lawsuit, surviving family members can seek compensation for:

  • Cost of funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical costs (if death was not instant) from time of injury to time of death
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of companionship and support

If additional forms of compensation are available to the family, your personal injury lawyer will tell you during your consultation. All forms of compensation are subject to the facts surrounding the case.

Make A Difference With Genthe Law Firm

Many people feel that filing a wrongful death lawsuit will not make any difference because it will not bring their loved ones back. In truth, it does make a difference to the family when they are trying to heal from this tragedy. Families who do not have to worry about financial stability can focus their energy on healing emotionally from their loss. Let the personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm help you heal from your emotional loss. Our team will fight for your rights and make sure that guilty parties pay the compensation you are owed. We will even offer our Genthe Guarantee that promises we won’t ask for a dime unless we do our part and recover for your family. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.