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Need to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Consult With a Houston, TX Wrongful Death Attorney

The most serious of all accidents are those that result in a fatality. Not only does the victim lose their life, but their family must go through extreme pain and suffering as a result of their death. One way in which the family can obtain some form of justice and compensation is by filing a wrongful death claim. Although there is nothing that can truly compensate for the death of a family member, wrongful death claims can at least cover the financial damages resulting from a fatal accident, as well as hold the liable party accountable for their negligence. Attorney Cedrick D. Forrest can  handle your wrongful death claim in order to maximize your compensation for any damages you may have suffered due to the loss of a loved one by an accident or negligence of any kind.​

Types of Wrongful Death Damages

Fatal accidents can result in a number of different damages aside from the death of an innocent victim. As a surviving family member, you may have to pay for a funeral costs and may also suffer from loss of income. Aside from these monetary damages, you are also experiencing pain, suffering, and grief that you do not deserve to go through. Our firm can build a strong case based on facts and evidence, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.​

How Wrongful Deaths May Occur A wrongful death is when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. In Texas, those who were dependent on, or a beneficiary of, may be entitled to monetary damages.

Wrongful deaths can occur in situations such as:

  • Emergency Room Medical Malpractice-Wrongful death lawsuits can stem from hospital workers negligence in the emergency room, such as performing surgical errors, misdiagnosing a health condition, or prematurely discharging a patient

  • Nursing Home Medical Malpractice-Nursing homes are responsible for an increasing number of wrongful deaths in Texas and throughout the nation. Wrongful death occurs in nursing homes and other extended care facilities due to abuse, neglect, and falls among other causes.

  • Anesthesia Malpractice-If an anesthesiologist fails in their professional responsibilities and administers a fatal, anesthetic dosage

  • Vehicle Accidents-Automobile companies may be held responsible for defective products in their automobile, while trucking companies may be held accountable for truck accidents if their employee breaks trucking regulations

Compensation for Wrongful Death Each state allows the heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party's negligence causing the death of a loved one. Factors that courts consider when determining wrongful death damages one may receive include:

  • 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

  • Expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs

While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure in your future and the comfort of responsible parties being brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to survivors.

The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and vary in each state. During your grieving period, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem urgent-however, wrongful death cases must be filed within a specific time period or you risk losing your right to financial compensation.

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