Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death can lead to serious repercussions for immediate family survivors. Whether from a car accident or some other scenario in which negligence or deliberate wrongdoing has been the cause, a wrongful death brings emotional shock and pain to those left behind.
It may also bring financial jeopardy if family members depended on the deceased for valuable income, benefits, or other economic support. Because of these repercussions, Texas has enacted a wrongful death law that allows surviving family members to pursue rightful compensation for their damages and losses from the responsible party through a claim or lawsuit, and our Houston and Pasadena, TX, wrongful death attorneys are here to help.
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
There are three main types of damages available in all personal injury cases: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
- Economic damages: compensation for quantifiable losses such as medical bills and funeral expenses.
- Non-economic damages: compensation for subjective, non-monetary losses such as pain, suffering, inconvenience, and emotional distress.
- Punitive damages: are intended to punish the negligent party rather than compensate for specific losses.
What Compensation Can I Recover With a Wrongful Death Claim?
In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must be directly related to the individual who passed away.
Although no amount of money will ever truly compensate for your loss, it is often beneficial to recover damages, particularly for medical bills or supplementary income, and our Houston personal injury lawyer can help you do just that.