The unexpected death of a loved one can shock you to your very core. This tragedy is made worse if you find out that their death was preventable, or the result of someone else's negligence.
Under the law, many different family members can file a wrongful death claim. If you have been affected by the accidental death of your loved one, let us help you to seek recourse. We can file wrongful death claims on behalf of:
Husbands Children Brothers Children Wives Parents Sisters Dependents
A wrongful death of a loved one can be the low point of a survivor's life. We advocate for our clients in Houston, ensuring that their interests are protected and that adequate compensation is secured.
A wrongful death attorney at The Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Law Firm understands how painful this time can be, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get the peace of mind you need after your loss. We can investigate the accident and determine how and why it occurred, and it’s our job to responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
Houston Wrongful Death Specialists
Our personal injury trial lawyers have handled a wide range of wrongful death lawsuits and settlement, including those involving:
Fatal car crashes: If your relative was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident - motorcycles, autos, trucks - our wrongful death law firm will investigate the case and assure that all liable parties are named in a lawsuit. Workplace accidents: If an explosion at an oil refinery or a train engine boiler fire caused an accidental death at work, you need an experienced attorney to help your family recover the compensation you need. Products liability: The experienced lawyers at The Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Law Firm will look for the root causes in an accidental death. If a dangerous product caused the accident or made the results worse, we will pursue a products liability lawsuit. Premises liability: If dangerous premises were responsible for your loved one's death, our wrongful death law firm will investigate and file a gross negligence claim on behalf of you and your family. Dangerous drugs: Did a dangerous prescription drug cause a relative's death? The Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Law Firm has the resources and determination to pursue dangerous drug cases for our clients.
Houston Wrongful Death Cases
Texas state laws set a time limit for filing a claim for damages-also known as the statute of limitations. Chapter 71 of the Texas Practice and Remedies Code says surviving family members, including a spouse, parents, or children may file a wrongful death lawsuit, but to meet the statute of limitations, you must take action within two years of the accident or lack of treatment that caused the death.
Statistically, Texans are more susceptible than most other Americans to losing a family member in an accident. Since 1992, Texas has ranked either first or second in the number of fatal occupational injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Texas ranked second in fatal car crashes in 2003 and 2004, but led the nation in deaths resulting from commercial trucking accidents. Many such accidents are the result of other drunk drivers or the negligence.
A wrongful death in Houston that has been caused by the fault of another person can be determined to be a "wrongful death" in a legal case depending upon the circumstances of the incident. A person who dies as a result of a negligent or careless act by another party, or as an intentionally harmful act (such as murder) is referred to as a decedent in a lawsuit filed by a wrongful death Houston lawyer as a wrongful death action in Texas.
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Wrongful death can be negligence, reckless or intentional misconduct that has caused the death of a family member. Wrongful death claims cover all types of accidental death, no matter the cause.
To discuss your options with one of our experienced attorneys, contact one of our conveniently located offices in Houston, Texas, to schedule a personalized FREE consultation.
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