Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
When the negligence of another party leads directly to someone’s death, it is essential that the deceased’s family members take legal action to protect their rights and secure compensation for the considerable losses that often accompany such a traumatic event. Wrongful death arising from 18 wheeler wrecks, big rig wrecks, tractor trailer wrecks, commercial vehicle wrecks, oilfield injuries, plant injuries, refinery injuries, chemical plant injuries, oilfield injuries, natural gas extraction or fracking injuries. However, in the wake of a loved one’s death, families need time to grieve and support one another rather than become entangled in complex and emotionally taxing legal disputes. This is where a compassionate attorney can step in and handle your case while you focus on healing.
At Chandler McNulty LLP, our caring legal team understands the many difficult emotions associated with wrongful death cases, and we strive to provide swift and effective litigation so that you can secure the compensation you need to handle the loss of your loved one. To learn more about your rights and options for bringing a lawsuit against the person or party who caused this tragic event, call our skilled wrongful death attorneys today at (713) 997-8310.
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
Although no amount of compensation can replace the person you lost, it can help you cover the numerous financial repercussions that often accompany an unexpected passing. Damages in wrongful death cases can include the immediate expenses associated with a funeral as well as the long-term loss of financial support previously provided by your lost loved one.
The following are a few of the types of damages typically named in wrongful death lawsuits:
- Direct damages for medical costs and funeral expenses
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future services
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages for extreme negligence
- Gross Negligence
A knowledgeable attorney will understand how to seek the full extent of compensation available in order to maximize your settlement or award.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, you are likely entitled to financial compensation from the party at fault. We may be able to help you recover this compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. To schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team, contact Chandler McNulty LLP today at (713) 997-8310.