Lost a Loved One? Don’t Make These Mistakes

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After a Wrongful Death

Lost a Loved One Don't Make These MistakesThere are several things that need to be done after you have lost a loved one to bring forward a wrongful death claim. The first thing is to hire a lawyer experienced in handling wrongful death cases. In a wrongful death case, there may need to be evidence preserved. This can be done through a lawyer to make sure that the area where the accident happened gets examined. If there’s any video of where the accident happened, that video also needs to be preserved. These are things that an experienced lawyer can do for you.

There may need to be an expert that gets hired to do an examination. A lawyer can help guide you. Depending on how the accident happened, there may need to be an autopsy. The lawyer can help guide you through this process. The lawyer can also send preservation letters so the companies that are involved do not destroy the evidence. By hiring an experienced lawyer, this can all be taken care of. If you have any questions, we are here to help.

Settlement Timeline

In the state of Texas, to resolve a wrongful death case there are several factors that have to be looked into. Typically, I would say that a wrongful death case involves a violation of several safety rules that led to the accident. In order to hold a company liable for violating those safety rules, we have to look at each regulation and determine how and why they were violated. That takes time. In my estimation, I would say two to three years at least is needed to resolve a wrongful death case.

There are occasions where a company will admit that they did something wrong and pay. However, these are few and far between. I would say the chances of that happening would be 2%. Otherwise, you’re in for a long fight. If you have questions regarding the time period it would take to resolve such a case, please feel free to contact us.

Wrongful Death Claim Compensation

I had a family come in the other day who lost a loved one. One of the questions they had is what type of damages are they entitled to seek in a wrongful death claim. Under Texas law, there are several things that they can ask for. One of the things is the amount of pain and suffering that their loved ones suffered as a result of the accident. Another item they would be able to seek recovery for is lost wages: how much money was the person earning, and over the future, how much they would have earned, including loss of inheritance? The family would also be entitled to seek mental anguish damages for the amount of suffering that they had to endure as a result of the death of their loved one. If you have any questions, we are here to help you.


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