Wrongful Death Lawyers
There is no question that the coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. Often, individuals have more questions than answers.
When a loved one's death was caused by another party's conduct or negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies. One possible way to work thru the days and weeks ahead is to start a process of getting answers as to why a loss occurred.
Webster’s dictionary states that a wrongful death is when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Those who were dependent on, or a beneficiary of, may be entitled to monetary damages.
Over the last 50 years states across America, including Texas, have passed wrongful death statutes in order to compel people, truck drivers, manufacturing companies, hospitals, and doctors to act carefully in their personal or professional responsibilities.
Each state allows certain heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party's negligence causing the death of a loved one. In Texas, the spouse, children or parents of the deceased can file a Wrongful Death Claim.
Factors that courts consider when determining the amount of compensation one may receive include:
- The amount of money earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- The degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased
- Expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs
While some individuals may think it is better to hold off on speaking to an experience wrongful death attorney, it is important that you know that waiting may allow or give the responsible party for the death, time to hide evidence or information.
Calling our Law Firm is free and in many cases we can begin the collection and securing of important information or evidence with in hours of your call to us. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for this reason. Call us, the call is free, the consultation is free.