Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Legal Representation After the Wrongful Death of a Loved One in Houston
The unbearable grief you feel after the loss of a loved one is even worse when their death was caused by another person’s careless or malicious actions. No amount of money could ever make up for what was taken away from you.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help surviving family members get the resources they need to move on with their lives. And holding negligent people accountable for their actions will set an example that discourages others from making reckless decisions in the future.
At DK Law, we always make time for our clients. And we have the patience and compassion to go over all your options and answer any questions you may have.
Call 281-402-8856 to schedule a no-cost consultation today.
What Is a Texas Wrongful Death Claim?
If a careless person harms you, you have the right to seek damages, which is a monetary reward paid as compensation for an injury or loss. When a person dies as the result of someone’s negligent actions, surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim.
In Texas, spouses, children, and parents are allowed to file a wrongful death claim when the following conditions apply:
- A person, company, or public entity committed a wrongful act.
- These actions were caused by neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.
- These actions caused a person’s death or prevented a fetus from being born alive.
- These actions would have entitled the victim to file a personal injury lawsuit had they survived.
Examples of a Wrongful Death
Everyone has a duty of care to avoid reckless actions that could harm others. An intoxicated driver who runs a red light and crashes into a pedestrian crossing the street, a company that fails to test a hazardous product before putting it on the market, or an apartment building owner who refuses to install fire detectors may all be held liable for a wrongful death.
Examples of wrongful death include:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Lack of proper security
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Aviation accidents
How Your Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
A wrongful death claim is a civil action. The person responsible for your loved one’s death doesn’t need to be convicted in a criminal case to be held liable for their behavior.
The burden of proof is much lower for a civil case. To win your claim, you only have to prove that it is “more likely than not” that the defendant’s actions caused a needless death.
Our investigators at DK Law will interview witnesses, examine police reports, consult with experts, and collect physical and forensic evidence to find out what really happened. Then our team will file a claim that includes the following types of damages:
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Mental anguish
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of love, affection, and companionship
- Loss of protection and guidance
- Loss of care and household support
- Loss of benefits and inheritance
You may also be able to pursue a survival claim based on the suffering your loved one endured before they passed away. And punitive damages may be available if the court determines that the defendant’s behavior was grossly negligent.
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The person who harmed your loved one should have to pay for what they did. DK Law founder Mr. Khosravian was selected among the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and he’s a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.