Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a very emotional decision. When a loved one has died due to the negligence of a business, corporation or individual, your life is forever changed. You and your family will have new challenges to overcome, and a Houston wrongful death attorney at Terry & Thweatt can help with the legal aspects of wrongful death due to negligence.
Wrongful Death Due To Negligence
Families are the foundation of our existence. We feel a certain safety and comfort when surrounded by our family members and often take for granted that they will always be with us. We carry a natural expectation of safety and respect from others. What happens when our loved ones are taken from us too soon by an accident or negligence of another?
Recovering from the death of a mother, father, husband, wife or child will be one of life’s most difficult challenges. Dealing with the loss of a family member can be made even more challenging when the death is senseless and could have been prevented. If your family member has died due to someone else’s negligence, poor judgment or carelessness you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Houston wrongful death attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt understand the challenges involved in the death of a loved one. They are compassionate and possess the experience required to relate to families who have lost a loved one due to negligence. They will put their experience to work for you and fight hard to recover the compensation you deserve.
Terry & Thweatt are well aware of what you may be facing if you have lost a husband or wife. You may be asking – “How will we provide for our children, pay bills with the loss of income, and cope without companionship?” They can help you answer some of these questions for your family and fight for a settlement that eases your financial burden.
Your Family Could Be Entitled To Relief
There are many types of compensation to be considered when a loved one has been killed by the negligence or carelessness of another. These legal remedies are in place specifically to address the new challenges in your life. While a monetary award will never bring back your loved one, it can certainly help with the needs of your family. The loss of love, comfort, affection, moral support and companionship are each considered in wrongful death cases. Loss of household services your family member would have provided in the future is taken into account as well. Consider some of the simple things you might find on the “honey do” list and how to accomplish them now that your spouse is gone. The courts in a wrongful death case also recognize the future financial contribution your spouse would have made to your household.
Spouses are not the only people who are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In some situations, other family members may file a case. Examples include: parents of children killed in an accident, brothers or sisters of the victim, grandparents of the victim. Each claim is unique and our Houston wrongful death attorneys will take the time to examine your case and explain all of your options.
If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident caused by a car accident, defective product, work injury or other negligence, please contact our office today. We will explain your rights and fight hard for your family.