Wrongful Death Law
Serious or severe personal injuries that are ultimately fatal are generally considered wrongful death. As in many cases involving personal injuries, wrongful deaths can be caused by the negligent, careless, or intentional actions of another. Some typical situations or circumstances from which a wrongful death lawsuit might arise include:
- A fatal injury from a defective medical device or other faulty product;
- Serious car or trucking accidents;
- Fatal workplace illnesses or injuries;
- Medical malpractice causing death; and,
- Prescription drugs that cause fatal illnesses and injuries.
In order to prove that someone was responsible for your loved one’s death, you usually have to establish that the defendant or defendants in your lawsuit owed a duty to your loved one, that the duty was breached or was not followed, and that the failure to follow the duty caused your loved one’s death. Wrongful death cases can be complex because oftentimes a number of defendants are involved, and it can be difficult to prove who really is at fault. If you are able to prove all of these elements establishing the guilt of the defendant or defendants, you may be entitled to significant compensation that can cover the medical expenses for your loved one’s final injury or illness, their funeral expenses, any lost future income, and you can even recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s affection and love.
Losing a loved one can be a devastating and overwhelming experience, especially if your loved one’s death was the result of the negligent, careless, or intentional actions of another. If your loved one has been the victim in an incident that leads to wrongful death, while it depends on your relationship with the decedent, it’s possible that you may have the right to sue on your loved one’s behalf. Accordingly, if you believe that your loved one has been fatally injured by the actions of another, it is important that you consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. Even though any financial or monetary compensation to which you may be entitled won’t bring your loved one back to you, any compensation you do obtain can go a long way towards relieving any financial stress that you and your family may experience in the future.
Experienced Texas Personal Injury Team Ready to Fight for You and Your Loved One’s Rights
If you are experiencing the devastating loss of a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or even intentional actions of someone else, it’s imperative that you consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer right away. When you’re faced with this life-changing experience and don’t know how you should proceed, having an attorney by your side that is compassionate and who has the knowledge and resources necessary for obtaining significant results can really make a difference. Contact an attorney at Hermes E. Flores today at (512) 947-9103 for your free consultation to discuss your oil field accident that happened in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, or anywhere else in Texas and find out how we can help you. It is important to us that we are easily accessible by our clients at any time, day or night, so we are available when you need us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.