WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
What Can be Done if My Family has Lost a Loved One?
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought to court when someone has been killed because of someone else’s actions which involved wrongdoing or negligence. The loss of your family member is painful enough. You should not have to experience the added fear of facing expenses and obligations during this difficult time without the support of a skilled wrongful death plaintiff’s lawyer.
Wrongful death cases need to be responded to swiftly by a decisive attorney who knows how to get thigs done right the first time. In Texas, spouses, children and parents can pursue damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future income
- Property damage
- Services provided to you by deceased
- A spouse’s loss of companionship, help and attention from deceased
- Punitive damages in cases that involve criminal actions
How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?
As mentioned above, the period following the death of a loved one is a time when most family members are ill equipped mentally and emotionally to deal with the demands of daily responsibilities let alone the monumental challenges that the recent death poses. Your attorney will take the burden of these extra challenges off your shoulders and help protect you from the devastating financial consequences of your loss.
Your attorney will undertake a great deal of work preparing and pursuing your loved one’s wrongful death case. For example, the death may be related to something directly connected to the offending party’s liability insurance but can also extend to the other party’s assets as well. Your attorney will have to examine every nuance and aspect of the situation to find every avenue of getting maximum compensation. In some cases an estate or probate will need to be setup. When multiple family members are affected, your attorney will have to show how dependents will be affected as well.
The defending party in a wrongful death case will usually use tactics to attempt to deny responsibility or may try to get the case thrown out. You’ll need a lawyer with serious experience to fight the techniques defense will bring to the case. In addition to his wrongful death experienced, Ward Maedgen served as an assistant District Attorney in Texas and has hard earned trial experience that you’ll want in your corner during this tough time.
We understand from experience how sensitive and trying this time is for you as it was for our prior clients. We’re here to take care of you and your family and protect your interests. Start the conversation today and see how we can help you through this time.