Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer
1 Riverway Suite 2500
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 or grandparents.
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 2500 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.
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