After the wrongful death of a loved one, the grieving family usually experiences various kinds of emotions ranging from sadness and sorrow over the loss to rage and anger at the party who is liable. The family can also experience frustration at the injustice since the death occurred because of the negligence of another person or party. In such cases, a legal action can be one of the things that the family may consider to correct the injustice. A claim may arise from the following circumstances:

  • Airplane or car accident
  • Defective product
  • Truck accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accident
  • Defective medication or drug
  • Death while under a supervised activity
  • Exposure to occupational substances or conditions that are dangerous

Expert testimony may usually needed to prove a wrongful death in the state of Texas and other jurisdictions. Thus, professionals may be called to testify in court, which include medical experts, professional investigators, financial experts, accident investigators and economic experts.

The main measure of the damages that are awarded in a wrongful death claim is pecuniary. It is interpreted by the courts that pecuniary injuries loss of services, prospect of inheritance, support as well as medical bills and funeral expenses. Most laws require the damages to be just and fair compensation for the financial losses to the party for which the benefits are brought. If the person who filed the lawsuit paid for the medical bills incurred for the injury that later caused the death of the victim and the funeral expenses, these can also be recovered.

In many cases of wrongful death, the survivors usually do not have an idea why a claim should be pursued since most likely, they have never done it before. As a result, they may not file a case at all. However, there are several reasons why you should file a lawsuit against the liable party. First, a lawsuit will hold the offender liable for his or her action or lack of action, which resulted in the death of the victim. Second, the negligent party is punished through a legal action, making them alter or change their behavior so that a similar accident may not happen again in the future. Third, a lawsuit will allow the survivors to be compensated for their losses, so that the economic stress that happened after the death of their loved one will not cause further damage. This is more important if the decedent happened to be the wage earner for the family.

If you lost a loved one because of the negligence of another person or party, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can. In Plano, you should call the personal injury lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm. Our lawyers will provide you with the knowledge and experience that is necessary in making an aggressive representation in court. We know that it is a particularly emotional and stressful time for you so we will treat you with compassion and professionalism. Set up a free consultation with an attorney from The Goolsby Law Firm. We work on contingency so you do not owe us anything unless we make a successful recovery for you.

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