Wrongful DeathHelping Grieving Families After the Loss of a Loved One
Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys
Helping Grieving Families After the Loss of a Loved One
There is nothing more devastating than losing someone you love in an accident--especially
when another party's reckless or negligent actions caused that accident.
If you have lost someone you love, it is imperative you do not hesitate
to consult with an experienced attorney in your area. Located in Houston,
the legal team from Arnold & Itkin serves clients from coast to coast.
We understand what you are going through, and our wrongful death lawyers
consider it our responsibility to ensure that you and your family are
justly compensated for your loss.
Why You & Your Family Can Trust Our Law Firm
We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We use contingent fees, meaning you do not pay unless we win.
We have won cases for clients from all 50 states.
We have won cases that set both state and national records.
We offer completely free and confidential consultations.
The Ins & Outs of Wrongful Death Claims
When a third party is responsible for the death of another person, they
can be held liable under common law jurisdiction. Victims of
serious injuries, such as
burn injuries, have an advantage that fatality victims do not: the ability to file a
personal injury claim on their behalf.
When a person loses their life as a result of the negligent behaviors of
another, they are just as entitled to monetary compensation and legal
address as any other personal injury victim. Unfortunately, they are in
no way able to fight against the wrongs that led to their fatality. Therefore,
a wrongful death claim can be made by family members who have lost a loved
one due to the immoral or unlawful behaviors of someone else.
A family can seek retribution against the person who killed their loved
one by bringing a wrongful death claim case. Even if the person at fault
is already being persecuted in the criminal courts for murder or manslaughter,
there is still room for a civil lawsuit involving a wrongful death claim.
In fact, when fatality results from a company rather than an individual,
the only recourse that can be taken is to file wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims are brought by civil action when the loved ones of
the deceased are attempting to be compensated for death-related expenses.
These may include the financial strain that may be put on the family as
a result of lost income, medical expenses that the family has been left
with, or grievance and bereavement compensations. In a wrongful death
case, the standard of proof is preponderance of the evidence. This means,
instead of the defendant being innocent until proven guilty, the burden
of proof is on them to prove that they did not in fact cause the death.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?
It is important to note that a statute of limitations exists in cases of
wrongful death claims. This means that there is a time limit for how long
you can wait before filing a wrongful death claim, so you must act quickly
when addressing these issues if you and your loved ones wish to receive
accurate compensation. In matters like this, it is important to speak
to a personal injury lawyer to make sure all of your rights are protected.