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What you Need to Know About Tort Law - A wooden gavel centered on a dark background with grain.A Pearland, TX wrongful death lawyer knows that when families lose a loved one, the grieving process can be a difficult one. When the loved one’s death is due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, that loss can be even more devastating, especially when the accident that resulted in the death was an avoidable or preventable one. Call Keith B. French Law, PLLC today, we’re here to help guide you.

Families who lose a loved one due to wrongful death not only suffer emotional losses but there are often significant financial losses the family struggle with, especially if the victim was the primary wage earner for the family.

In these tragic cases, Texas law allows the victim’s family to pursue financial justice for the party or parties who caused the accident that resulted in the victim’s death.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that is filed against the party or parties whose actions or lack of actions caused the incident that resulted in the victim’s death. Some of the most common types of wrongful death cases that each Pearland wrongful death lawyer at our law firm has handled include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bike accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Dangerous or defective product
  • Criminal acts

Every state sets its own personal injury laws, including wrongful death statutes. Under Texas law, those that can file a wrongful death lawsuit include a surviving spouse, children, and parents. Each individual can file their own wrongful death lawsuit or the qualifying family can file one lawsuit together. If no family members have filed the lawsuit within three months of the victim’s death, then the executor of the victim’s estate or some other personal representative can file.

Available Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Pearland wrongful death lawyer understands that no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. That is not the intent of the lawsuit. Instead, a wrongful death lawsuit is meant to protect the family from suffering financial harm from the loss of economic support and loss of services.

Family members can also pursue damages for “loss of society,” the loss of the victim’s love, companionship, and guidance they provided to their family. There is also the emotional anguish, sorrow, and grief the family suffers.

Financial compensation for medical expenses incurred trying to save the victim’s life and funeral and burial expenses can also be included in the wrongful death lawsuit.

Do I Need to Explore My Legal Options Now?

While it may be – very understandably – difficult to speak with a reputable Pearland, TX wrongful death lawyer about your legal options while you’re navigating the first waves of your grief, it remains very important to connect with the experienced legal team at Keith B. French Law, PLLC as soon as you possibly can.

Right now, you’re likely devoting all of your energy to the grieving process and to attending the immediate needs of both your loved ones and yourself. The idea of exploring a legal case may, therefore, seem like a low priority. Again, this is very understandable. Yet, it’s important to take a wide-lens view of the situation before putting off the task of meeting with an attorney.

If this hasn’t occurred already, you’ll soon start feeling the weight of the financial consequences of your loss. Perhaps your loved one’s income has disappeared or you’ve started receiving medical bills related to their end-of-life care. Or perhaps you’ve simply been unable to return to work as a result of your grief and your family’s finances are being impacted by your pain and suffering.

By meeting with a compassionate Pearland wrongful death lawyer at our firm, you’ll better ensure that you aren’t burdened by the financial consequences of your loss for months and even years to come. If these financial burdens rightly belong on the shoulders of those who caused your loss in the first place, it’s important to ensure that your case against this party or parties is as strong as it can possibly be.

The team at Keith B. French Law, PLLC can’t start building a strong case on your behalf until we’re aware of your situation and we’ve received your permission to start gathering evidence, investigating the circumstances of your loved one’s death, etc. It is vitally important that we start taking these steps as soon as possible, given that evidence can quickly become compromised, leading to the ultimate compromise of the value of a surviving loved one’s case.

Additionally, you may be eligible for time-sensitive workers’ compensation death benefits and/or an insurance settlement. If we don’t act quickly to secure these forms of recourse, you may lose compensation that would otherwise be rightfully yours. You also may be burdened by calls from insurance claims adjusters during a time when you’re particularly in need of peace. Allow us to field these calls for you so that we can secure fairly-valued compensation on your behalf and you can focus your energy elsewhere.

Preparing for Your Legal Consultation

Before you meet with our Pearland wrongful death lawyer team, please take some time to gather any documents or other information that will help us to understand the details of your loved one’s situation. If you have copies of police reports, medical notes, etc. related to your loved one’s harm, please bring them along for us to reference. The more specific you are, the better equipped we’ll be to provide you with personalized professional guidance.

Contact a Personal Injury Law Firm

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party or an intentional act, a wrongful death lawsuit may be your only avenue for justice for their death, especially if no criminal charges are available or filed against the party responsible. A seasoned Pearland wrongful death lawyer can evaluate your case and explain what legal recourse your family may have. Call Keith B. French Law, PLLC to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help.

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