Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Losing a loved one can be devastating, and may result in a range of emotions such as grief, anger, and confusion. You might feel overwhelmed, and unsure about what you should do. Your preoccupation with the loss could be so intense that you might feel that you cannot focus on anything else. At some point, you might wonder if you have the right to file a Texas wrongful death lawsuit. On the other hand you may wonder if you can even cope with the legal process.
As a compassionate wrongful death lawyer Houston, TX families know and trust, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that we have handled a number of cases like yours. We offer emotionally-sensitive consultations and case reviews on the phone, in our office, and in certain situations, at a mutual meeting spot.
Our experience in wrongful death and personal injury claims is extensive. Not only do we have a mass of knowledge regarding the state and federal laws, but we also have an impressive amount of resources to investigate the case. Let us help you to explore your rights and legal options. Call us today for a supportive and compassionate consultation.
Should You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?
You might be wondering whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim. Our firm knows of many families who find a sense of closure and peace. We would encourage you to think and reflect about this to determine whether this might be something that could benefit you.
A Texas wrongful death lawsuit cannot turn back the time, but it may be able to offer a financial pillow that allows you to focus on your healing rather than on expenditures. In other cases, some families will use some of their compensation to help others who were affected by a wrongful death, or to petition the government for changes in legislation.
Please understand that the majority of cases will be settled out of court through negotiations. A Texas wrongful death lawsuit will be handled, as best as possible, by our legal team. This means you will not have to do too much apart from providing us with the information we may need. If, and only if, the negotiations are unsuccessful may we take your case to court. At this time, your “claim” would become a lawsuit. The way a Texas wrongful death lawsuit is handled is different than a claim, and must be overseen by the right lawyer, such as John K. Zaid & Associates.
What will happen with your own case cannot be said until we investigate. That being said, we will likely seek the following damages:
- Medical expenses incurred before the death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of support
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional anguish
In a small number of cases we will seek punitive damages. These apply when gross negligence or malicious intent is applicable, and are meant to punish the defendant. Our firm will be happy to discuss your case and the potential damages for a Texas wrongful death lawsuit when you call us for a consultation.