Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death and Who Can Be Held Accountable
Carabin Shaw’s Corpus Christi offices have prosecuted wrongful death cases for years. While any loss of a loved one is tragic, the grief is compounded when you have lost a loved one due to the neglect or wrongful action of another party. Families of these victims often seek lawsuits not only to receive financial compensation for their loss but to receive justice and hold the guilty party accountable. Families can begin their grieving process only when injustice has been addressed.
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, seek the assistance of a Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you hire legal counsel, the more likely you are to file a successful wrongful death suit. As you begin your search, make sure that wrongful deaths are listed as one of your potential attorney’s practice areas. Wrongful death cases rely on clear establishment of negligence, legal responsibility, and direct causality, so you will need an attorney who has ample experience in this area.What is Considered Wrongful Death?
According to Texas’ Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a person is considered liable for wrongful death if someone dies from an injury “caused by the person's or his agent's or servant's wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.” Some examples of wrongful death include:
- Deaths caused by drunk / intoxicated driving
- Deaths caused by negligent 18-wheeler operators
- Premise liability accidents (owner or proprietor fails to upkeep their property)
- Death by medical malpractice
- Death by drowning
- Death by vehicle malfunction
- Death caused by workplace accidents or sickness contracted through workplace exposure
Anyone can sue for wrongful death in the State of Texas as long as they are the spouse, child, parent, or legal executor of a wrongful death victim.
If you have questions regarding whether or not your loss could be considered a wrongful death, consult with a wrongful death attorney to determine any potential negligence or wrongful action. Read more about how a qualified wrongful death attorney can help you to receive justice for a lost loved one by visiting our Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys page.Who Can Be Held Accountable for Wrongful Death?
- Any person(s) who cause someone’s death through wrongful action
- Any person (s) who causes someone’s death through negligence
- Any person who owns a property or device that causes injury resulting in death AND they or someone they have entrusted to run the property were directly responsible
- Manufacturers whose products directly cause fatal injury
- Any person who is responsible for public transportation and/or utility that directly causes a fatal injury due to negligence
If you are seeking to sue on behalf of a Corpus Christi victim of wrongful death, contact the wrongful death attorneys at Carabin Shaw today. Call us locally at 361-444-1111 for one of our lawyers to evaluate your accident claim. Your initial consultation is no-cost and no-obligation; we want you to be absolutely sure Carabin Shaw is the right firm for you. As part of our community caring initiatives, we encourage potential clients to take advantage of our video conferencing options to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The team at Carabin Shaw seeks to address injustice and attain financial reparation for our clients. Every person who causes a death due to negligence or wrongful action should be held accountable in a court of law, and our team of lawyers will not rest until we have achieved justice for your family. We would be honored to help your family seek financial restitution for your loss.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.