EXPERIENCED WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
Losing loved one is always a devastating experience, especially if that loss is needlessly caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Unfortunately, big insurance companies often try to take advantage of grieving families by making fast settlement offers for low amounts. The settlement offers rarely come close to providing Justice to a family that they deserve. The Firouzbakht Law Firm offers families who have lost loved ones and open hand to help them through their tragedy and a firm fist to make sure that those at-fault are held responsible for what they’ve done.
It is important to have an inexperienced fatality lawyer or wrongful death lawyer to hold the responsible party accountable. The sooner that a wrongful death attorney is involved, the sooner they are able to preserve evidence an begin working on your wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death can impact a family in so many ways beyond losing a loved one. Whether it’s funeral expenses, the loss of income, medical bills, or other costs associated with a wrongful death, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you and your loved ones ensure that you are fairly compensated.
Examples of Potential Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim can come from a variety of different situations. A wrongful death claim occurs due to person or company who does something neglectful, wrong, or careless. A wrongful death can also occur because a person or company failed to do something.
Wrongful deaths can result from the following:
- Car Wrecks
- 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Construction Accidents
- Refinery or Plant Explosions
- Oilfield Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
The victim’s surviving spouse can file a wrongful death claim in Texas.
The victim’s children can file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are not limited to biological children and minors (under the age of 18). Adopted children and adult children (over 18) may file wrongful death claims.
Parents and adoptive parents can file wrongful death claims for their deceased children.
Unfortunately, siblings, cousins, friends, and co-workers are unable to file wrongful death claims in Texas.
Under Texas law, if the victim’s spouse, children, and/or parents do not file a wrongful death lawsuit, the executor (personal representative) of the deceased victim’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim.
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WHAT IS MY WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM WORTH?
Although each wrongful death claim will be valued differently, the family or estate of the decedent should demand substantial compensation from the responsible person or company.
An experienced wrongful death lawyer will guide a family through the process and can help claim the following:
- The deceased’s past and future lost income
- The victim’s pain and suffering
- The victim’s mental anguish
- The survivor’s emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish
- Funeral costs
- Lost companionship
Under certain egregious circumstances such as an intentional act or gross negligence, “exemplary” damages may be appropriate. “Exemplary” damages, also known as punitive damages, allow the court to punish the responsible party and to protect society by discouraging this behavior in the future. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help evaluate a claim to determine if punitive damages are possible.
A wrongful death attorney can help you calculate how much these damages are worth. In many situations, a wrongful death attorney will hire expert witnesses, such as economists, to help create a damages model, or valuation, for the wrongful death case.
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