Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston Seeking Justice for your Loved One
Wrongful death lawsuits compensate family members when senseless acts cause a fatal accident or injury and result in the death of a loved one.
Car accidents alone are responsible for the most wrongful deaths in the United States. More than 38,000 people die in traffic accidents every year due to distracted, aggressive, drunk, or impaired drivers.
Medical treatments and faulty operations, equipment failure, and defective products, among other things, are responsible for senseless deaths every day. Surviving the death of a loved one and overcoming the unexpected consequences it brings, financial and otherwise, starts with The Hatchett Law Firm, PLLC.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, our Houston wrongful death lawyers help you seek damages or compensation for your losses that result from the death. This might include lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses, among other considerations.
A wrongful death lawsuit won’t take away the pain and suffering of losing your loved one, but it will give you the needed stability, security, long-term protection, and support you and your surviving family members need to pick up the pieces and go on.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a result of careless acts, intentions, wrongdoings, ill-will, or negligence by a person or company. The number one cause of wrongful death in the United States, according to lawyermonthly.com, is car accidents.
In addition to car accidents, these common situations are responsible for many wrongful death cases:
- Medical malpractice: When a hospital or physician fails to follow standards of care when providing treatment and performing operations, offering a diagnosis, or filling prescriptions, serious errors could cause long-term physical and mental trauma and bodily harm.
- Airplane accidents: When defective parts, poor plane design, or a pilot’s negligence cause a deadly crash, family members of the victims can sue for damages and compensation.
- Workplace accidents: Faulty equipment, lack of training, or an unsafe environment can cause serious workplace accidents that end in death.
- Defective products: Manufacturers, retailers, and companies are liable for defective products that cause customers or patients bodily harm. This could be a result of a defective design or manufacturing defect.
The pain and suffering of losing a loved one are unbearable, and we are empathetic to this as we’ve helped hundreds of families through challenging and unexpected events.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
If a family member died because of a medical error, an unsafe environment, or poor behavior and reckless driving, for example, The Hatchett Law firm, PLLC and our team of wrongful death lawyers will help you seek justice and compensation.
A wrongful death claim can be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death. The representative is usually the executor of the state.
Some of the “real parties in interest” include:
- Immediate family members like spouses and children
- Life partners and financial dependents
- Distant family members, such as brothers, sisters, or grandparents, in qualifying circumstances
- Any person or persons who suffer financially as a result of the wrongful death but aren’t directly related
Losing a spouse or family member is painful – even more so when it’s a result of careless and negligent behavior on the part of a person or company.
If you are in this position, our Houston wrongful death attorneys will work on your behalf to seek damages for any lost income and wages, care, support, companionship, and funeral expenses, which are in direct response to the untimely death of a loved one.
How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help Me?
In the event you lose a loved one to a car accident, failed medical treatment, or workplace incident, for example, you might need to seek the help of a wrongful death lawyer to understand your rights and the possible outcomes of a wrongful death claim.
Take some comfort in knowing that you won’t be alone in the process when you partner with The Hatchett Law Firm, PLLC as we work to win and prove your wrongful death case by proving:
Negligence: Our wrongful death lawyers will use facts and evidence to prove the death of your loved one was caused in part, or in full, due to careless, recklessness, or negligent actions of the defendant.
Breach of duty: Your doctor must provide you with ethical and fair health treatment, while drivers must obey traffic and state laws, whether it’s stopping at a stop sign or not drinking alcohol while operating a vehicle. We can show how a negligent omission or act caused a wrongful death.
Causation: To prove wrongful death, we can show how the duties of another person, on the road or in the operating room, were breached or broken toward the victim and, as such, caused an unnecessary death.
Damages: There are several expenses directly related to death and as a result of untimely death due to another person’s actions. Additional hospital bills, medical expenses, burial costs, loss of income, and potential earnings are just some of them.
Proving wrongful death is an involved and intricate process, and our wrongful death attorneys are well-suited and prepared to build a strong and convincing case on your behalf.
Why Book a Free Consultation with our Wrongful Death Attorneys?
Every wrongful death case and lawsuit is unique and different. Not every death, even if accidental, qualifies for compensation, whether it’s a car accident, medical malpractice case, or product defect.
We will get to know you better, listen to your specific story, and offer an appropriate legal solution.
Our Houston wrongful death attorneys are compassionate, empathetic, and experienced in handling sensitive cases and situations in and out of the courtroom. You’re not alone in this challenging life event. The attorney-client relationship is at the forefront of our business, and protecting your rights and getting you what you deserve is what we’re good at.
Birth injuries, poor medical treatment or faulty surgery, occupational hazards at work or unsafe environments, motorcycle or other motor vehicle accidents, and abuse or neglect by a caretaker that results in your loved one’s death, among other scenarios, are examples of potential wrongful death lawsuits and will not be taken lightly when you work with The Hatchett Law Firm, PLLC.
Get the justice you deserve for you and your loved ones in the event of wrongful death by reaching out to our experienced personal injury lawyers at The Hatchett Law Firm, PLLC. We will help you determine the best course of legal action and whether you have a wrongful death case. Call us today: 281-214-6541.