The aftermath of a tragic accident can be overwhelming and emotional. In fact, many family members who have suffered the loss of a loved one, feel desperate and confused about the next step. They may even have mixed emotions about seeking compensation for their loss. The truth of it is, when it comes to wrongful death cases, seeking compensation is often the logical response. John K. Zaid & Associates understands the emotional turmoil that a death in the family can cause. Each top wrongful death attorney at our Houston, Texas firm is compassionate and patient when it comes to the family members and the terrible situation they are in during this time. John K. Zaid & Associates is also thorough and tough when it comes to developing and fighting for each and every case. Our attorneys are available for a consultation which is often the first step to healing.
What constitutes wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a term that is used when an individual’s death is caused by another person’s action (intentional harm) or inaction (negligence). This type of lawsuit is pursued in civil court.
What are some examples of wrongful death?
Unfortunately, fatal accidents happen every day in the United States. The following is a list of some more common examples of wrongful death. It is in no way a comprehensive list, as there are numerous diverse cases on record:
- Vehicle accidents including pedestrians being struck by vehicles
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall incidents
- Product malfunctions
Who can pursue wrongful death compensation?
All states agree that immediate family members may pursue wrongful death compensation for loved ones. Immediate family members include spouses, children and parents of minors or unmarried children. In some cases, the executor of the will may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawyer Houston, TX can determine if a person has a valid legal claim to a wrongful death lawsuit.