Stafford Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragedy everyone seeks to avoid. Unfortunately, thousands of people die in accidents every year in Texas. If your spouse, parent or child passed away in a car wreck or other accident, please call Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm. This is an emotional time, and families are not interested in focusing on legal matters. Still, Texas law gives you a short window of time to sue the person or business responsible for the death. Call us today for a free consultation with our Stafford wrongful death lawyer to discuss what compensation you might claim.
Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case?
Under Texas law, a wrongful death is one caused by someone else’s:
- Wrongful act
Wrongful deaths can be unintentional or intentional acts of violence. Many of our clients lose a loved one in the following:
- Car wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents, like explosions, fire, or falling merchandise
- Violent attacks caused by negligent security
- Workplace accidents
You are probably completely blindsided by the death. However, a surviving spouse, child, or parent can file a lawsuit for wrongful death and seek compensation. When family members don’t file, the estate’s personal representative gains the power to file after three months.
Think about Your Family’s Future
A wrongful death is not a criminal action. Instead, family members file in civil court for financial compensation. Our law firm can also negotiate on your behalf with the defendant responsible to seek compensation for your losses:
- Lost income. Your loved one could have worked for years had they not died. You should not suffer financial loss due to an untimely death.
- Lost services. Your loved one could have provided many services to their family, such as childcare, cooking, laundry, cleaning, yard work, and transportation. Many people also provide elder care to their parents. You can claim the value of these services as compensation.
- Lost love and companionship. Losing a family member is devastating. Money is obviously an inadequate substitute. But you can still seek compensation for loss of companionship, society, and comfort.
- Grief and pain. Survivors can also seek compensation for the grief they experience.
- Lost inheritance. This is another type of financial loss family members might claim in a wrongful death lawsuit.
A key question is, “How much can my family and I receive?” That is tough to answer in the abstract. Many factors come into play, such as the defendant’s financial resources, as well as your loved one’s age and income before death.
You do not have an unlimited amount of time to seek compensation. You should quickly meet with an attorney to review the possibility of filing a claim.
Legal Experience You Can Trust
In your grief, you deserve compassionate legal representation. Please call Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm. Our Stafford wrongful death lawyer can discuss your loss in a stress-free environment and provide expert analysis about who you can hold responsible for the unfortunate death.