A loved one’s death because of the negligence of another person is one of the worst tragedies imaginable. The pain of losing someone you love on top of finding out a reasonable degree of care could have saved his or her life is unbearable. A lawyer from the law firm of Mike Love & Associates, LLC understands what you are going through.
We can help you hold negligent and reckless parties accountable for causing fatal accidents in Houston, Texas. We help surviving loved ones seek compensation and justice after a deadly car accident, workplace accidents, explosions, property defects and many other tragic incidents. Find out if we can help you by calling (713) 752-0100 for a free legal consultation.
One of the best things your family can do during this difficult time is to find a personal injury lawyer you feel comfortable speaking with and asking questions. You need to know your rights, options and opportunities as a surviving loved one after an unexpected fatality. The lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC can assess your claim, determine the cause of your family member’s death, evaluate damages and file a lawsuit against one or more at-fault parties in East Texas on your behalf.
A wrongful death claim can arise anytime someone is killed due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person, company, or entity. There are various ways that these cases can arise in and around the Houston, Texas area. At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, our wrongful death attorneys regularly help family members who have lost loved ones due to the following:
This is certainly not a complete list of all of the ways wrongful death can occur. You should speak to a Houston wrongful death lawyer about the specifics of your particular case in order to determine the best path moving forward for your family.
It is important to know if and when you may have the right to seek compensation from an at-fault party after a wrongful death. Like all states, Texas has rules regarding who may and who may not file these claims. The right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit goes first to a surviving spouse, child or parent of the deceased person. If these parties do not file within three months of the death, the personal representative of the estate can bring the claim instead.
Adopted children may file claims for deceased parents as long as the parents legally adopted them. Adult children may also file wrongful death claims for deceased parents. A surviving sibling, however, cannot seek damages for the death of a brother or sister. The person with the right to file must bring the claim to the civil courts in Houston within two years, naming a defendant and demanding specific compensation. A lawyer can help.
It can be easier to fulfill the burden of proof in a wrongful death claim after you hire a personal injury attorney in East Texas. Your Houston personal injury lawyer will gather evidence and attempt to build a strong negligence-based claim against one or more parties on your family’s behalf. At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we understand the main elements of proof necessary for a successful lawsuit.
With these elements, you most likely have a case against a negligent or irresponsible party for financial damages. One of our personal injury attorneys can analyze your case to determine whether you have the groundwork for a wrongful death lawsuit. If so, we may offer to represent you during the settlement negotiation or litigation process.
Our law firm knows how to help you and your family seek compensation for a deceased loved one after a tragic accident in East Texas. We can use our legal resources, experience and negotiation skills to try to provide some peace to your family during this tough time. Start your case with a free consultation. Contact us today.