Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer

Representing Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Houston, TX

Mayday Law Office provides legal representation for clients seeking damages in wrongful death suits. Wrongful death litigation usually arises from an accident that ultimately leads to the premature death of the victim. We understand that while money alone cannot relieve your pain and suffering or restore your loss, the law provides a remedy.

Wrongful death cases often arise from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, work place injuries, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, rollovers, underrides, fires and explosions.

In wrongful death cases, it is usually the family who has suffered the loss, or the decedent’s estate who bring the case forward. 

Compassionate Legal Representation

Losing a loved one is painful. Losing a loved one due to wrongful death can be even more difficult. If someone’s wrongful actions caused injuries that resulted in your loved one’s death, that is a wrongful death. Under state law, you only have two years from the person’s death to file a claim. 

Texas’s wrongful death statute allows only the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased to bring a claim for damages. After three months, if a lawsuit has not been filed, the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate may bring a claim for the benefit of the surviving family members.

In the tragic event that you have lost a loved one due to an unexpected accident or injury, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney. While we know that no amount of money can compensate you for your loss, we hope to ease your financial hardship and hold liable parties accountable for their wrongdoing.

How Do Courts Determine Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases?

The main method courts have for measuring loss in wrongful death lawsuits is pecuniary damages – that is, the court must determine the proper compensation for the financial loss that the death has caused. Though this may seem harsh or cold, money damages are the remedy that civil courts have at their disposal. 

When the courts measure loss, the first thing most of them turn to is quantifiable data, such as:

  • How much money did the deceased earn?
  • How much money did the deceased save?
  • How financially dependent were the survivors on the deceased?

The court will also take into consideration funeral expenses and medical expenses

Call the Mayday Law Office Today

If you have lost a loved one as the result of another person’s wrongful act, carelessness, or neglect, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact the Mayday Law Office for a free, confidential consultation. 

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If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve to have an experienced injury lawyer on your side. Reach out to Mayday Law Office today to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

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