When the unthinkable happens and a loved one is lost during an accident, their family may face a host of unexpected difficulties. When this tragedy is the result of negligence, it is important to hold the liable party responsible. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, but the victim’s family should not have to shoulder the many costs associated with a wrongful death.
Even if you or a loved one signed a waiver in regards to a business or employer, that does not mean you have lost your right to pursue compensation. You could be facing funeral costs, medical bills, loss of income for your household, and a host of other financial burdens. With the help of a compassionate attorney, you can leave the process of seeking compensation in capable hands.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, there are many circumstances that can lead to a fatal accident. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death can include:
- Car accidents
- Maritime incidents
- Medical malpractice or defective medical devices
- Workplace accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
Types of Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
After a loved one is killed in an accident caused by negligence, family members can pursue a number of types of compensation, including medical costs incurred before death, pain and suffering, funeral costs, lost income to families, and loss of companionship. Additionally, families can also receive punitive damages designed to punish the negligent party. When families pursue compensation, it can relieve financial burdens that allow them to focus on healing.
Why Hire A Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Each state has its own laws regarding filing a wrongful death lawsuit. To understand the specific rules that apply in Texas, you will need to consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer. The laws surrounding fatalities can quickly become convoluted and confusing, but a wrongful death lawyer from Blizzard Law PLLC can help pursue compensation as effectively as possible. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.