Katy Wrongful Death Attorney
If your loved one was taken by a careless driver, a reckless physician, or a negligent property owner, you have the ability, as a survivor, to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that party. While no amount of financial compensation will ever make up for the loss that you and your family have suffered, a wrongful death lawsuit can ease the financial burden of medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages. It can also help bring a small sense of justice. As with most wrongful death cases, the at-fault party never serves a day in jail because our criminal justice system does not impose serious penalties for negligent acts. To discuss the option of seeking wrongful death compensation on behalf of your loved one, the Katy wrongful death attorneys at The West Law Firm are here for you.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
- Truck collisions;
- Car collisions;
- Motorcycle crashes;
- Bicycle and pedestrian collisions;
- Workplace accidents;
- Premises accidents;
- Slip and falls;
- Medical malpractice;
- Bus collisions;
- Workplace accidents;
- Dog attacks; and
- Swimming pool drownings.
Traffic collisions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Roughly 40,000 Americans die every year in car crashes, pedestrian collisions, motorcycle collisions, bicycle collisions, and other roadway incidents. Generally, one or more drivers are responsible for these crashes. Sometimes, other parties may be at fault, such as municipalities for failure to maintain roadways, or manufacturers for creating defective brakes, tires, airbags, or seatbelts.
It is difficult to get an accurate estimate of how many lives are lost due to medical professional negligence. Some studies claim that the number is well into the hundreds of thousands, annually. Doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other medical workers can be held financially liable when they fail to uphold the standard of care that their patients rely on.
A premises accident is any type of fatal injury that occurs as a result of an unsafe business, restaurant, nightclub, convenience store, residential home, apartment complex, or other establishment. Property and business owners can be held liable in a wrongful death claim when their inaction to repair a stairway, clean a spill, or fix a faulty electrical outlet results in the death of an invitee.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s death, and your relationship with your loved one, you may be able to collect some or all of the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering of your loved one;
- Loss of consortium;
- The victim’s future earnings;
- Emotional pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life; and
- Funeral and burial expenses.
Contact a Katy Wrongful Death Attorney Today
If you lost a spouse, child, or parent due to another party’s negligence, you have the ability to hold them financially accountable. Here at The West Law Firm, we work closely with our clients to achieve their goals in this process, and can help you seek justice by filing a wrongful death claim. Call us today at 281-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate Katy wrongful death attorneys.