Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help You Get Justice
When you unexpectedly lose a loved one, the grief can be overwhelming. You may feel devastated, shocked, traumatized, or angry. Any death becomes even more tragic when it could have been prevented. When you experience the death of a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you have the right to feel outraged. You may also have the right to be compensated for your loss. If you have lost someone and you suspect that you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, we would like to help you. Our legal team can help you get the peace of mind, justice, and compensation that you deserve.
When you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is legal action. However, taking appropriate legal action has helped many people move forward following a devastating loss. Pursuing justice may help you rebuild economically and emotionally and may even help prevent similar deaths from occurring in the future.
Understanding the facts about wrongful death cases can help you determine if you should pursue a claim. A wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another. In the state of Texas, this can be another human being or a corporation. Wrongful death claims are separate from any criminal cases, meaning that you may still proceed with a civil lawsuit even if criminal prosecution is in process. Because the burden of proof is significantly higher in criminal cases than in civil cases, it is not uncommon to prevail in a wrongful death lawsuit even if the defendant has been released from criminal culpability.
The most important factors in a wrongful death lawsuit are:
- Negligence, malicious intent, or recklessness by a corporation, person, or other entity.
- A link of causation between the negligence, malicious intent, or recklessness, and the death.
- Damages suffered by surviving family members.
Our experienced team of lawyers has built up strong expertise in advocating on behalf of wrongful death victims and obtaining the maximum compensation possible for bereaved loved ones.
We have a deliberate and detailed process that allows us to advocate for our clients in the best manner possible. We understand that every wrongful death case is unique, and as such, begin every client relationship with a 100% free consultation. This permits us to gather all relevant details about your specific case so that we can determine how to best move forward. We will then perform a deep and thorough investigation and gather evidence to strengthen your case. Next, we will formally file a wrongful death claim with the court. Then comes the pre-trial and negotiation stage, which involves sharing evidence with the defendant’s legal team and potentially negotiating a settlement. If we cannot come to a fair agreement that provides you with the compensation you deserve, we will proceed to trial and fight for justice in court.