There is no amount of money that could replace the loss of a loved one.
Wrongful death is basically the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one party that causes the death of another. The thought of a wrongful death lawsuit isn’t the first thing on your to-do list. However, financial and personal security, comfort and a sense of closure is important. Texas and Louisiana allow families’ heirs the rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party’s negligence causing the death of a loved one. There is a statute of limitations. Goins Law can help by answering the difficult questions regarding the following wrongful death areas during a time of difficulty:
- Traffic Accidents
- Maritime Accidents
- Mesothelioma Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
A wrongful death claim differs from a criminal homicide case because of the filing process; however, a wrongful death claim could be filed in connection with criminal charges. The difference is in criminal cases, a prosecutor files the charges and punishment results in imprisonment, probation, fines or other penalties. In a wrongful death claim, the liability is explicitly monetary.
Compensation in a wrongful death claim may include:
- lost earning capacity
- lost care, maintenance, services, support, advice, and counsel the deceased would have provided his or her surviving family members
- mental and emotional anguish, pain, and suffering
- lost love, companionship, comfort, and society, and
- lost inheritance, including what the deceased would likely have saved and left to surviving family members if he or she had lived a normal expected lifetime
There is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. Get tough and get Goins Law to help answer the difficult questions for such a difficult time.