Catastrophic Personal Injury Wrongful Death
When a loved one dies unexpectedly in a fatal accident, the devastation is overwhelming. We know nothing can bring a loved one back, but holding responsible parties accountable for their actions can provide some consolation and prevent them from hurting someone else.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to when a person is killed or dies due to the negligence or wrongful doings of another person or company. Examples include vehicular death, workplace accident, and many others. The surviving members of the victim’s family may sue the responsible parties under these circumstances.
A successful wrongful death lawsuit must have a clear cause of action with the following elements:
- The death of one or more people
- The death must be caused by someone else’s negligence or done with the intent to cause harm
- Surviving family members must demonstrate harm, such as economical loss or psychological harm
Examples of Causes
A wrongful death lawsuit may result from a number of unfortunate circumstances, including but not limited to the following situations:
- Automobile, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Airplane crash
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or situations
- Workplace accident
- Elevator, escalator, or other similar malfunction
- Defective products such as unsafe tires and vehicles
Lawyers Handling Death Claims Nationwide
Texas wrongful death is defined as a death that occurs due to a “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” where one person causes the death of another. The decedent’s spouse, children, or parents can file a claim for damages such as lost earnings, mental anguish, lost companionship, and others. A statute of limitations will apply to all death cases in the United States, but the timeframe will vary depending on the state in which you live and/or the state in which you were injured.
If your family is suffering after the loss of a loved one, find out how we can help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Our team of dedicated and experienced trial lawyers will be with you every step of the way. Contact us to set up a FREE consultation today.