Holland DeKeyzer is an Alvin Wrongful Death Lawyer With the Compassion and Expertise to Maximize Your Financial Recovery and Help Give Your Family Closure
Wrongful death claims are complex and require a skilled trial lawyer with a passionate, empathic heart. When a family member is wrongfully killed, the family deserves answers as to how the death occurred. The family also deserves complete financial compensation that includes loss of the decedent’s earning capacity, emotional damages to the family, the decedent’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and the loss of the decedent’s companionship to the family. Wrongful death lawsuits are high-stakes litigation because of the emotional toll on the family and the multi-million dollars that are in dispute. Holland DeKeyzer has successfully handled many death cases resulting from motor vehicle collisions, construction site deaths, railroad crashes, pool drownings, and medical malpractice. Let an Alvin wrongful death attorney help you and your family navigate this complex and emotional situation.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas
Texas law offers the survivors of those wrongfully killed a method to obtain justice. The surviving family members typically seek financial security because the loved one wrongfully killed is usually the breadwinner of the family. The wrongful death lawsuit also offers a sense of closure for the aggrieved family members by knowing that those responsible for their loved one’s death will be held accountable by a court of law.
There are few things more painful than losing a loved one. When a family member dies due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, processing your emotions can be even more difficult. If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another person, company, or government entity, an experienced Alvin wrongful death lawyer may be able to help.
How Do I Know if I Have a Wrongful Death Case and How Much Will it Cost?
Wrongful death cases arise when a loved one is negligently killed—for example in a motor vehicle collision, railroad crash, a workplace accident, physically assaulted, accidental drowning, or boating accident. An Alvin wrongful death attorney at DeKeyzer Law is available for free consultations about your legal options and remedies. There is no risk in calling to learn about your legal options. All wrongful death cases we accept are handled on a contingency basis. A contingency basis means that DeKeyzer Law only gets paid if the client receives fair compensation, and DeKeyzer Law will finance the lawsuit.
How Do I Prove a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Wrongful death claims typically revolve around negligence. Negligence means that the defendant acted in such as way that a reasonable person would not, e.g., running a red light. The four elements that the plaintiff must prove are:
- A legal duty was owed. For instance, all drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles in a way that a reasonable person would.
- The legal duty was breached. For example, driving while intoxicated.
- The breach caused an accident.
- The accident caused the damages associated with the wrongful death, such as hospital bills, surgeries, loss of work, and even loss of inheritance.
Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death In Texas
In Texas State courts, the spouse, children, and/or parents of a deceased person may file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against any person or company responsible for the death of a loved one. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought against the government. Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed after any kind of accident, including those involving medical malpractice or defective products.
What Damages are Available in A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The term damages simply mean a sum of money awarded by a jury to compensate the wrongfully killed family members. Damages in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit include many different types of losses, including the loss of their deceased family member’s income and financial support, the loss of the deceased family member’s companionship, the loss of an expected inheritance, and mental anguish and suffering. Alvin wrongful death lawyer Holland DeKeyzer is experienced in handling the complexities of Texas wrongful death lawsuits.
What is a Survivorship Claim
Under Texas law, a survivorship claim is a legal cause of action made by the estate of the deceased person to recover the costs of medical bills, funeral and/or burial expenses, and pain and suffering the deceased person suffered prior to his or her death. A survivorship claim is different from a wrongful death lawsuit. An Alvin wrongful death lawyer Holland DeKeyzer can explain whether a survivorship claim is right for your family.
Time Limitations For Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Texas law requires that the surviving family members file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain period of time. Typically, family members must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date on which their loved one died. In some cases, this time limit is measured from the date on which your loved one’s fatal injury occurred. In other rare situations, the time requirement is extended when a minor is one of the surviving family members. Because the time limitations may prevent your wrongful death lawsuit from ever being filed, you should contact an experienced Alvin wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible to preserve your rights to seek justice.
Let an Experienced Alvin Wrongful Death Attorney Help If You’ve Suffered the Loss of a Loved One
A skilled and experienced Alvin wrongful death lawyer at DeKeyzer Law will help you with all aspects of a wrongful death claim. Our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for you, and we’ll fight until we can get that, whether it’s in the form of a favorable settlement or a successful trial verdict.
We can handle all of your insurance and legal claims, allowing you to focus on your recovery or the care of surviving loved ones. Contact us, and we’ll represent you to any insurance companies or legal adversaries so that you can focus on recovery and grieving appropriately. An experienced Alvin wrongful death lawyer can help with your claim in Harris County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, or anywhere in Texas.