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Wrongful Death

A Houston-Area Wrongful Death Lawyer To Help Guide You Through a Difficult Experience

A wrongful death lawsuit allows the family of the deceased to recover monetary losses - such as the loss of income - associated with the death of their loved one. In Texas, a wrongful death case is a claim brought on behalf of an individual who died due to the negligence of a third party. There may or may not be criminal charges associated with the death, but that does not necessarily affect the outcome of a wrongful death suit.

The following must be shown in order to bring a successful wrongful death lawsuit:

  • A person has died.
  • The person died as a result of someone's negligence.
  • The deceased is survived by immediate family members (for example, a spouse and children).
  • The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim's death.

Other family members or dependents may be eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit forward.

A wrongful death can occur in a number of different ways. It could be related to a car or truck accident, medical malpractice or defective products.

Professional negligence can frequently play a role in a wrongful death suit when the incident occurs at a workplace, such as a construction site accident.

The type and extent of the damages that are awarded depends mainly on how responsibility is established. The deceased may be held partially responsible for his or her own death, depending on circumstances.

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, an experienced wrongful death attorney will assist you or your loved one with your case. If you have lost a loved one due to another person's negligence, call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.