Life’s unexpected moments can cause great distress especially the tragic and wrongful death of a loved one. If their death was the result of an act of negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses such as funeral costs, medical bills, and general pain and suffering for your loss.
An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you seek the compensation your loved one — and you — deserve. My law firm in Houston, Texas has served people throughout the surrounding communities through wrongful death cases including filing a claim or lawsuit and establishing fault. If you live in South Houston, Pasadena, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City, or any of the surrounding communities, call me today to schedule a free consultation.
What Classifies as a Wrongful Death in Texas?
According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 71, wrongful death claims can be made if the death is caused by a “wrongful act, carelessness, unskillfulness, neglect, or default” of another person or corporation. Under this definition, actions such as drunk or distracted driving, medical malpractice, missed medical diagnoses, maritime accidents, nursing home neglect, a defective product, or a misstep by a company employee, may be considered a wrongful death.