by Steve M. Christensen
Personal Injury Attorney | Wrongful Death Claims
It is a devastating tragedy to lose someone in an accident or other unexpected disaster. As events begin to sort out and the discovery is made that your family member died unnecessarily, you may want to seek legal counsel with a personal injury lawyer. Vehicle accidents involving intoxicated or impaired drivers, out-of-the-ordinary complications from medical treatment, criminal abuse with nursing home care, dangerous activities in the workplace, and many other unfortunate scenarios may result in wrongful death. You and your family members have rights. Depending on the careless actions committed by involved participants or the alarming negligence of a managing authority, you have protections under the law and may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
The personal injury lawyers at our Law Office are dedicated to helping individuals exercise their rights to seek compensation within the standards of the law. We assist victims in understanding their rights to bring monetary justice against those who have caused the wrongful death of a loved one. Every situation is dramatically different and requires a skillful application of the law. We are compassionate and understand the pain you may be feeling, but our focus is to help you recover from your loss. We strive to follow any and all appropriate legal routes in order to get favorable results on your behalf, so do not hesitate to give us a call as soon as possible.
What if a fatal accident happened in the workplace?
If you have lost a loved one in a work-related accident, you may have the opportunity to pursue compensation in one of two ways: workers' compensation benefits or a negligence lawsuit. In the state of Texas, employers are not required to provide their employees with workers' compensation insurance. This does not mean that all businesses choose not to, however, so you should not hesitate to find out what options are available to you. If your family member was afforded these benefits, you may be able to secure compensation for lost income and burial expenses. If you can prove that the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, however, you may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can!
If a loved one has died and you are unsure if you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you should schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer at our firm immediately. We will be able to review and evaluate the circumstances leading up to and causing the death of your family member. You may find it helpful to receive sound legal information. You may also decide to pursue legal action. If you do, we are here for you. To take the first step, all you have to do is pick up the phone and contact the firm for your free initial consultation. From there, we can advise you on a subsequent course of action, so do not hesitate to get started today.