If you are suffering the loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, let us first say how sorry we are for your loss. Losing a spouse or family member is never easy, no matter the circumstances. But when the death was unnecessary and preventable, it is so much more difficult to process. We would be honored to help you and your family determine whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for this tragic event, and whether we can help you make sure this never happens to anyone else. Our Katy wrongful death attorneys have more than 25 years of courtroom experience providing favorable outcomes for our clients who have lost someone unnecessarily because of negligence.
To schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of our legal professionals, please contact the Katy wrongful death attorneys of Will Adams Law Firm at (800) 559-0593 today.
The aftermath of a loved one’s unexpected death will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult times of your life. You should be grieving and focusing on your remaining family members, not putting yourself through the stress of a claim without the assistance of trained legal counsel. By hiring a lawyer, you take the burden of a lawsuit off your shoulders, while simultaneously giving your a better chance of recovering the compensation you need.
Wrongful death cases can be extremely difficult. Because wrongful death claims arise from so many different types of incidents, your trial lawyer will need to have an understanding both of wrongful death law, and of how to bring that specific type of personal injury claim. For wrongful death cases, your lawyer will collect and develop all available evidence to prove that the other party acted negligently, and that this negligence led to the death of your loved one. Negligence itself is a legal term that specifies that someone’s action (or lack thereof) went outside of what a reasonable person would have done in similar circumstances. We will also have to prove that the negligence directly led to your loved one's death (called "causation" under Texas law). As experienced trial lawyers, we understand what is needed to meet the burden of proof to prove fault in the case. We will also be able to effectively communicate your demands and wishes with a jury, the insurance companies and their lawyers, and whoever else may be involved.
An experienced wrongful death lawyer is most equipped to pursue compensation for you and your loved ones. This compensation comes as a result of a settlement through negotiations, or a verdict in a courtroom. It is possible that the at-fault party’s insurance company will offer you a settlement soon after the accident, but this first offer is unlikely to truly value your harms and losses. We will evaluate any offers made to you to decide whether they are acceptable, negotiate with insurance until an acceptable offer is made, and take your claim to court when necessary to obtain full and complete compensation for your harms and losses. Statistical studies demonstrate what with a lawyer, you are far more likely to receive the full amount of compensation you deserve, all while giving yourself and your family the time you need to grieve.
Will Adams Law Firm is one of the leading law firms in Texas. Some of the qualities that set us apart include:
Wrongful death claims can be filed under a wide variety of circumstances. By definition, a wrongful death claim is only a claim that is filed if someone dies as a result of another’s negligence or intentional actions, so this will cover a large array of accidents and as well as violent crimes that result in someone’s death. Some of the most common wrongful death claims arise from incidents including:
Though these are some of the most common causes of wrongful death, this list is not exhaustive. If your loved one passed away as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malicious actions, you should contact Will Adams Law Firm for help.
In the state of Texas, only certain people may file a wrongful death case after an accident. You may pursue financial compensation if your relation to the deceased was as:
It should be noted that you may not file a claim for the wrongful death of one of your siblings. Step children and divorced spouses have no claims.
Compensation that you can recover through a wrongful death claim will vary depending on the details of your case. Some common types of compensation available include:
While we can never guarantee compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit, a dedicated Katy area wrongful death lawyer can go a long way towards helping you understand your legal options, the types of compensation available, and who can file a suit. The wrongful death lawyers of Will Adams Law Firm are here to help you understand these in greater depth.
After a death has occurred, many family members do not know where to turn or who to trust. We know that the grief you are feeling can be crippling, and we want to be the ones who help you find your voice. We handle each case personally and strive to pursue the proper course of legal action with both aggression and precision. Do not spend another minute grieving in silence – contact Will Adams Law Firm today and speak with a dedicated and understanding Katy personal injury lawyer now. We proudly offer complimentary case evaluations to all potential personal injury clients – schedule yours today.
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