Houston wrongful death attorney

The death of a loved one is always an unspeakable tragedy. This tragedy is compounded, however, when you find that your loved one’s death was an avoidable consequence of someone else’s misconduct. Although no one can bring your loved one back, Texas wrongful death law does provide you with the right to compensation, at least as far as money is capable of compensating for such an unfathomable loss.

Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims typically arise from:

  • car accidents, including DUI accidents and texting accidents
  • slip and fall accidents
  • workplace accidents
  • medical malpractice
  • defective drugs
  • criminal assaults

Who Can File a Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Under the Texas wrongful death statute, the victim’s spouse, parents and children are all eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative of the victim’s estate can file a lawsuit if the victim’s relatives don’t file one within three months of the victim’s death.

How Much Can I Recover?

The damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit are roughly comparable to what the victim could have received if he had survived life-threatening injuries -- verdicts of hundreds of thousands of dollars are not uncommon. A Texas wrongful death claim can demandcompensation for:

  • The victim’s lifetime lost earnings
  • loss of care, support and counsel
  • grief and mental anguish
  • loss of love and companionship
  • loss of inheritance
  • funeral and burial expenses
  • unpaid medical bills
  • punitive damages (sometimes)

These damages will be apportioned among family members in a ratio determined by the court.

Contact the Professionals at John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC

In the aftermath of an untimely death, you may be dealing not only with grief and shock, but also with money problems that may arise from a sudden loss of financial support. This is no time to be handling a wrongful death claim on your own. At John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, our job is to handle all aspects of your claim, while ensuring that the experience is as stress-free as possible for you.

Call us 24/7, or contact us online for your free case consultation. We are so confident in our ability to win that if we take your case, you will not owe us a dime in legal fees until and unless we bring home a verdict or a settlement for you.