Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Greater Houston
Call the Hay Law Group for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one. It is a tragic fact that many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence. When your loved one’s death was caused by another party’s wrongdoing, the grieving process and pain only intensifies. A wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring the person you love back, but they can help you get compensation for your loss. Our experienced Houston-based attorneys can assist in a wrongful death lawsuit and help you receive the compensation and closure you deserve.
If you’re looking for guidance on filing a wrongful death lawsuit, contact our law firm in Houston. Our experienced lawyers are able to help with your wrongful death lawsuit in Texas and Georgia.
How Wrongful Deaths Occur
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident at a workplace, or medical malpractice. The manufacturer of dangerous products might be strictly liable for deaths caused by faulty or unreasonably dangerous products, such as an unsafe automobile or drugs with dangerous side effects. Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by a wrongful death lawsuit. In that situation, the person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law. Close family members and sometimes other dependents can sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death.
Families of the victim often feel pursuing legal action will only increase their feelings of distress. Some families do not immediately realize the impact a wrongful death can have on their lives, so contacting a wrongful death attorney is always a good idea. Our attorneys understand the delicacy of wrongful death suits and will try to resolve the wrongful death lawsuit as quickly as possible in a sensitive, tactful manner.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Wrongful death suits can recover the expenses associated with the wrongful death itself. Some factors that courts consider when determining wrongful death damages:
- The amount of money earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- The savings of the deceased
- The degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased
- The expense incurred by the survivors for medical or funeral costs
That will increase burden on the family already suffering a grave loss. Since all wrongful death suits will differ, we can help you determine what compensation each family member can seek based on the relationship between the wrongful death victim and the individual wrongful death survivor.
The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and vary from state to state. Let our experienced lawyers in Houston help navigate you through the process. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
The Hay Law Group—Houston’s Premier Law Group
You need the help of an experienced, wrongful death lawyer to guide you through the process and help you receive the damages you’re entitled to. Our firm has the resources and knowledge necessary to expedite the wrongful death suit in a successful manner. While no amount of money can replace a wrongful death victim, one need not suffer financial losses because of someone else’s negligence. At the Hay Law Group, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to help you through this sensitive process.
During your grieving period, contacting a lawyer about a wrongful death lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. However, we’re here to provide help and guidance. If you’re interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit, contact our attorneys today.