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If your loved one died because of another's  negligence, consult with a our Texas wrongful death lawyer to hold them accountable.

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OUR TEXAS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS ARE HERE TO HELP GRIEVING FAMILIES

Losing a loving a loved one because of someone else’s negligence is devastating. An average of 146,571 unintentional injury deaths occurred in 2005—that is 45.6 deaths per 100,000 people according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. If you have lost someone you love because of someone else’s carelessness, you have the right to seek justice and compensation. Although financial compensation cannot replace your loved one, it can help you support your family and hold the at-fault parties accountable to the harm they caused.

 

Sneed|Mitchell LLP understands what you are going through. Our Texas wrongful death attorneys can help you and your family fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our firm has aided thousands of people in rebuilding their lives, and fighting for the financial security and emotional trauma caused by the negligent party. Our firm has fought and won against the largest companies in the world, bringing them face-to-face with the people they've hurt. We can fight to do the same for you and loves ones.

Contact us today for a free case review: (713) 800-6676! We can lay out your options and help you understand what to do next.

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?

The term “wrongful death” has legal significance in Texas. A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of civil legal action that can be brought by the survivors of a deceased person who died as a result of a wrongful act or negligence. Some wrongful death cases are filed based on behavior that is also the subject of criminal charges. In such a scenario, the two cases will proceed independently of one another. However, there does not need to be a crime or criminal conviction in order to bring a wrongful death case. Certain types of reckless or negligent conduct can be a sufficient basis for such a lawsuit irrespective of any alleged or proven criminal liability.

 

If you succeed in a wrongful death lawsuit, the court will order the responsible party to pay a sum of money to you and your family members. As discussed in greater detail below, this sum of money can include damages for medical bills, funeral costs, lost income, and loss of emotional support.

 

TYPES OF WRONGFUL CASES WE HANDLES

If a person’s negligence contributed to someone's death, that's grounds for a wrongful death claim. Claimants have to prove that the circumstances of a loved one's death were tied to the actions or inaction of the defendant. The more direct the relationship, the more responsible the at-fault party is.

The following are examples of what qualify as wrongful death claims:

  • Vehicle Accidents

    • Head-on collisions

    • Texting and driving

    • Bicycle accidents

    • 18-Wheeler collisions

    • Rollover incidents

    • Drunk driving accidents

  • Workplace Fatalities

    • Safety protocol violations

    • Offshore injuries

    • Crush accidents

    • Explosions

    • Defective Equipment

  • Premises Liability 

    • Failures to safeguard

    • Poorly maintained gates

    • Drowning incidents 

    • Negligent Security

    • Failure to protect

  • Choking and strangulation

  • Defective or unsafe toys

  • Abuse and neglect

At Sneed|Mitchell LLP we focus on loss of life cases. Many lawyers secure low verdicts and settlements because they believe this area of law operates like other personal injury matters, this is false. Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers know that obtaining record-setting results comes from focusing our attention, energy, and firm resources on discovering what the liable party had knowledge of before the loss of life occurred, and shortly after. This information is used to show the death was completely preventable.

Houston Based Providing Statewide Assistance

 

CAN I FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?

Under Texas law, the only persons eligible to file a wrongful death claim are close family members of the victim, with spouses and children having first priority over all other relatives. The closest living relatives have the strongest claims, so distant relatives can't file an additional claim if the spouse or children have already filed. Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers are willing to discuss the case possibilities with your family and develop an inclusive plan for how to move forward with the case. 

The law considers the eligible person, a "Qualified Beneficiary", which includes the following.

  • Spouses or life partners

  • Children (18 years or older)

  • Siblings

  • Parents

  • Parents of unmarried children

  • Any other dependent relatives

It is essential to keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. You have 2 years to file a wrongful death claim after you have suffered the loss of a loved one. Contact our Texas wrongful death attorneys as quickly as possible to get started on your claim.

HOW DO WE PROVE LIABILITY IN A WROGNFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?

To file a lawsuit, our wrongful injury lawyers show that your loved one lost his or her life as a result of another’s negligence. In a negligence claim, the attorney representing the injured party needs to prove the following:

  • Duty of Care: This refers to a legal obligation that requires an individual to exercise a reasonable level of care so as to prevent harm to others. For instance, a doctor has a duty to perform up to the standard of care established by the medical community.

  • Breach of Duty: An individual or entity may be considered negligent if they breach their duty of care. For example, if a doctor performs an operation in a manner considered unacceptable by the medical community’s standards, they may have breached their professional duty.

  • Causation: The defendant’s negligence must have been directly responsible for the injury or damage that occurred.

  • Damages: For a victim to file a claim, the injury needs to have caused either economic or non-economic damages.

HOW SNEED|MITCHELL LLP CAN HELP YOU

If your loved one's death was caused by another person’s wrongful conduct, it’s important to take action. While contacting a lawyer may not be the first thing on your mind while dealing with the aftermath of such an unexpected tragedy, protecting your legal rights can help you recover compensation for damages caused by the death, such as medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support and more.

To file a wrongful death claim, contact the Texas wrongful death lawyers of Sneed|Mitchell LLP. We have more than 20 years of experience helping clients with their wrongful death cases.

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DAMAGES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

  • Lost earning capacity

  • Emotional pain and suffering

  • Loss of love and companionship

  • Lost care, support, & maintenance

  • Lost inheritance or support

  • Funeral and burial expenses

  • Punitive Damages - When Possible

 

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