Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences there is. It’s truly a life-changing event that can reverberate throughout your life.
In the immediate aftermath of your loved one’s death, it’s easy to put off thinking about your future. Ultimately, you will have to consider how you’ll live without them–emotionally, mentally, and financially.
If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
While nothing can bring back your parent, spouse, or child, Darren Grant & Matt Flanery can help secure your future–and get justice for your loved one.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers. We can help ensure you and your family are taken care of.
Darren Grant & Matt Flanery are board-certified personal injury lawyers who have dedicated their careers to helping East Texans.
They’ve been taking and winning wrongful death lawsuits since 2006. Each has extensive experience with negotiation and litigation of personal injury cases. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our offices are able to help you secure your future and get justice for your loved one.
Death is a natural part of the life cycle, and not all deaths should result in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death suits are reserved for the times when a death was caused by someone else’s negligence. If someone’s actions caused your loved one’s death, then you may have the basis to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit. It’s filed by the surviving relatives of a parent, spouse, or child. Just like a personal injury case, it is a civil trial where the plaintiff is pursuing damages for the death of their loved one.
The first step to filing a wrongful death lawsuit is to hire a wrongful death attorney to represent you throughout the process. A wrongful death attorney will then pursue the person or entity responsible for your loved one’s death.
Insurance companies, if your loved one was killed in a crash, may also get involved.
Each state has different laws regulating who can and can’t file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Texas, only spouses and children of the deceased may file a wrongful death suit. Children who choose to file may be over the age of 18 when they choose to do so.
If your spouse or parent was killed in a car accident and the other driver is responsible, you will be able to file a wrongful death suit for financial and non-financial damages.
Not all workplace deaths warrant a wrongful death lawsuit. If your spouse or parent’s employer is responsible in some way for that death, however, you should consider filing one.
The number of pedestrians & cyclists hit by cars in Texas gets higher every year. If your loved one was killed in such an accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
In Texas, property owners bear responsible for the safety of their property. If your loved one was killed because a property owner failed to ensure that safety, you may have a case.
In all personal liability cases, you are able to pursue both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include every cost that can be calculated:
Non-economic damages can’t be given a number, but should be compensated for:
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and someone else is responsible, the legal team at Grant & Flanery is ready to help you get justice. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.