In Texas, more than 11,000 people die in accidental deaths every year. Most occur because someone else failed to practice a duty of care they owe to others. Someone else died as a result.
If your loved one died in a car or truck accident, died after being neglected in a nursing home, died while using a defective product, or died in one of many other unusual accidents, and the death resulted from someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for Wrongful death. Families left behind often struggle with medical, funeral, and burial expenses, lost income, loss of support, loss of guidance, and loss of consortium (that is, your relationship with your loved one). More importantly, the unexpected death is often emotionally and financially overwhelming to husbands, wives, children, and parents left behind.
Money will never bring your loved one back. However, recovering compensation from a negligent party can alleviate the financial strain of your loss. Moreover, holding the negligent party accountable may save another family from suffering such grief.
At Rick Davis & Associates, I help clients who have lost loved ones to pursue claims against those whose actions or failures caused a needless death. For nearly 30 years, clients from Bryan, Texas, College Station, Brenham, Anderson, Madisonville, Cameron, Franklin, and Caldwell, as well as Washington, Grimes, Burleson, Milam, Robertson, and Madison counties have asked me to represent them. I use the law to investigate and pursue my clients’ claims, to tell their stories, and to give voice to their loved ones lost because of someone else’s negligence.
Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Any financial recovery you can garner from a wrongful death claim will never adequately compensate you for your loss. A successful claim, however, may keep other families from losing loved ones because you have held those responsible fully accountable for their negligence. It may also enable you to cope and endure the loss of your loved one, especially if you lost a breadwinner who provided income to your family.
Settling a claim or, if necessary, litigating a wrongful death claim to a jury verdict and judgment, may help ease the financial weight of past medical expenses incurred, the cost of the funeral, and the loss of your loved one’s financial support and guidance. You do not file a claim for wrongful death to profit from your loss. Rather, it is about holding someone accountable for their negligence and helping to ease your financial and emotional losses.