Pearland Wrongful Death Lawyer
Moving on with life after a serious personal injury is hard enough. Moving on after a wrongful death is much, much harder. In addition to the emotional difficulties, survivors face the financial difficulties of paying final expenses they never anticipated paying. These situations are legally complex as well. Frequently, a tragedy of this scope has more than one cause. Additionally, the defendants in these cases care almost nothing about what survivors are going through. These defendants only care about their own pocketbooks.
Henrietta Ezeoke, a tough-minded Pearland wrongful death lawyer, addresses all these needs. Our team evaluates your case and determines the legally responsible parties. Then, when the case goes to court, we never look for the easy way out. Instead, we fight for the compensation you need and deserve. In a wrongful death case, this compensation usually includes money for pecuniary losses, such as final expenses and lost future emotional and financial support.
Why File a Wrongful Death Claim
Pursuing a legal claim is usually the last thing on a survivor’s mind at a time like this. That’s especially true if the decedent knew the negligent party. Perhaps the decedent was a passenger in a negligent driver’s car. Survivors understandably don’t want to “blame” anyone for the incident, especially since such blame does nothing to change the end result.
A wrongful death claim doesn’t blame anyone for anything. Instead, these claims force people to take responsibility for the mistakes they make. Additionally, a good Pearland wrongful death lawyer doesn’t rush to the courthouse and file a claim for publicity purposes. Instead, our team gives negligent parties a chance to do the right thing before we take the next step.
Furthermore, no one can turn back the hands of time and alter the chain of events which lead to a wrongful death. The best outcome at this point is giving survivors the tools they need to move on with their lives. That’s what the deceased party would have wanted.
What to Expect in a Wrongful Death Claim
As mentioned, we give responsible parties a chance to accept responsibility for their actions. After we evaluate your claim and collect evidence to support it, we usually send a demand letter to an insurance company or other legally responsible party.
If liability is clear, the insurance company usually has a legal duty to settle the claim within weeks. However, there are usually some questions about responsibility, since as mentioned, many of these tragedies have multiple causes.
So, to pressure the insurance company into a favorable settlement, we usually file legal paperwork. This move also preserves the victim/plaintiff’s legal rights. After the judge rules on procedural motions, the parties exchange evidence regarding their claims and defenses.
If a case remains unresolved as the trial date approaches, the judge usually refers it to mediation. A third-party mediator meets with both sides and tries to engineer a settlement agreement. During mediation, both sides have a duty to negotiate in good faith. Therefore, civil mediation in Texas is about 90 percent successful.
Count on an Experienced Brazoria County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Pearland, contact the Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm, PLLC. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.