Wrongful Death Attorney in Sugar Land
Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death occurs when the death is caused in whole or in part by the negligent or willful actions of another or others. In Texas, the spouse, children and parents are entitled to file suit against the liable or contributing party. Wrongful death actions are valid only if the deceased individual would have been able to file a personal injury claim had he or she lived. Any damages won will be divided per the direction of the jury amongst the living individuals entitled to recover them.
- Common causes of death for which wrongful death claims are filed include:
- Car accidents or accidents involving other types of vehicles
- Workplace incidents
- Construction site accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals or substances, such as asbestos
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents involving premises liability
- Harm involving product liability
How a Lawyer Can Help You
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, a Sugar Land personal injury lawyer can assist you in understanding your options. Of course, there is tremendous grief to deal with following such an event. Even so, it is important to keep in mind that wrongful death suits must be filed within two years of the date of death.
Here at The León Law Firm, P.C., we appreciate that losing a family member in such a way is one of the most devastating events one can experience. Amidst the emotional turmoil and the demands of what is required after someone passes, there can be little time or energy for much else. We want to help in any way we can to reduce your worry and hardship. We will help determine which party or parties should be sued and how best to proceed with your case. Then we will take care of what is needed and aggressively pursue justice following the wrongful death of your loved one. We will do what we can to help you have the freedom and wherewithal to take care of your family.
Contact a Sugar Land Wrongful Death Lawyer for legal help if you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another.