A wrongful death is when a person has died due to someone else’s mistakes or negligence and they would not have died otherwise. Wrongful deaths should never happen.
Wrongful deaths can be caused by many things, including car accidents, 18-wheeler collisions, worksite accidents, airline crashes, defective products, and faulty construction/wiring.
Having a loved one die from such an event is devastating. We help take that burden off your shoulders. We review details of the incident quickly and efficiently to determine if there is a legitimate case and then provide you with careful and compassionate representation.
Compensation in such cases typically covers funeral expenses and the deceased’s lost wages. These figures are based on actual dollar amounts and are easy to calculate. However, some wrongful death awards are based on what could have been expected if the person had lived – for instance, the deceased’s earning capacity, the value of the love, support and companionship he or she would have provided, and the survivor’s expected inheritance. If it is determined that the responsible party caused the accident recklessly, then a jury can award additional damages.
We have years of experience handling wrongful death cases, and we can help you figure out if you have a justifiable claim and what is recoverable.
If expert testimony is required, then we know who to call. We have established relationships with physicians, nurses, automobile and airplane manufacturers, accident investigators, claims adjustors and accountants who are skilled at determining the economic consequences of losing a loved one.
Something important for you to know is that each state has its own statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. That means that if you have a case, the time for you to file is limited. In Texas, that period is generally two years from the date of the incident. If you think you have a claim, don’t wait. It is critically important that your attorney gather evidence quickly before it becomes lost or the details are forgotten. Call us today for a free consultation.
WRONGFUL DEATH – RESOURCES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Injuries (CDC)
Information on accident causes and prevention, traffic fatalities, drowning, falls, and more.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Provides information on consumer product safety.
MEDLINEplus – Injuries and Wounds
From the National Library of Medicine, resources on injuries and accidents.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Provides information on highway safety and fatalities.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Comprehensive information on workplace safety.
National Patient Safety Foundation
Features patient safety literature.
National Toxicology Program
Fact sheets, testing information and study results regarding hazardous and toxic substances.
Violence Policy Center – Product Liability
Studies, fact sheets and press releases on firearms product liability