Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer
1 Riverway Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056
If a family member has passed away because of the negligence of another
party, it may be a good idea to talk to a wrongful death attorney in Houston.
An attorney may be able to review your case for free to help you decide
the best way to hold the party or parties that caused the death responsible
for their actions. Hiring an attorney may also help bolster your odds
of winning your case as insurance companies and others respect the track
record that your legal counsel may have.
A Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer Helps Seek Justice For Your Family Member
When an individual passes away, he or she is no longer able to have his
or her day in court. However, you may be able to seek justice for your
sibling, parent or whoever died unnecessarily. As long as you bring about
your case within two years, Texas law gives you the opportunity to seek
compensation and other relief to make you or other affected parties whole again.
Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers May Prove Negligence Occurred
Just because an individual passes away doesn't mean that it is anyone's
fault or that anyone intended it to happen. If a death is ruled to be
accidental, you or other family members may not be entitled to compensation
or any other relief as allowed by law. Therefore, it is important that
your attorney is able to prove negligence was the main reason why your
loved one passed away.
Negligence occurs when a person makes a decision not supported by facts,
experience or tools available to remedy a situation. For instance, if
a doctor fails to operate after a car accident, he or she may be negligent
if a patient was brought to a hospital with the proper tools to do the
job. However, he or she may not be negligent if that person didn't
have the experience necessary to do the surgery or was stranded on the
side of the road without the tools to do so properly.
An attorney will take a look at a variety of records to determine if anything
could have been done differently to alter the outcome in your case. This
may involve reviewing the events that led up to a car accident or a misdiagnosis
that led to death. It may also involve reviewing an individual's medical
records to see if he or she had received proper treatment or if he or
she was denied treatment that could have prevented the death from occurring.
What Types of Compensation Could You Be Entitled To?
You may be entitled to compensation that would pay off your deceased family
member's final expenses including hospital bills and funeral costs.
It may also be used to pay off a mortgage, credit card debt or other expenses
an individual owed as to reduce the burden that those debts may place
on the next of kin.
Compensation may also be available to help recoup lost future earnings
that an individual would have reasonably made over the rest of his or
her life. In general, younger people will be awarded larger sums of money
as they in theory have more years to earn and more time to increase their
earnings because of inflation or through promotions.
You may be entitled to compensation for the loss of love, guidance and
companionship because your loved one passed. For example, you may be compensated
because you can no longer work with your dad to make repairs around the
house or no longer have the ability to have Sunday dinner with your parents
Other forms of compensation may be available depending on the facts and
circumstances of your case. There is no guarantee of any particular outcome
in your case, and your wrongful death attorney will work with you to determine
what compensation you may be entitled to in your particular case.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that you will go through
in your life. However, if your sibling, parent or grandparent died because
of someone else's mistake, it may be in your best interest to hire
a wrongful death lawyer in Houston, Texas. You can visit us at The Doan
Law Firm 1 Riverway, Suite 2325 Houston, Texas 77056 where we can work
on an initial consultation or answer any other questions that you may
have. We can also be reached by phone at (832) 835-0000 to answer your
questions or to review your case for free.
The Doan Law Firm:
1 Riverway, Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056