Houston Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one can be an incredibly difficult, especially if that person was taken from you as a direct result of another individual's actions or negligence. While no amount of money will ever be able to make up for your loss, you should not hesitate to seek compensation for the emotional and financial damage the loss of your loved has caused.
A wrongful death claim exists for the benefit of grieving family members. In the event that your loved one is killed by the negligent or careless actions of another, a wrongful death claim could benefit you in a number of different ways. First of all, the compensation you could receive from this type of claim could cover the funeral costs.
Compensation could also come in the form of "loss of consortium" meaning the loss of companionship or close family relationship due to injuries caused by a negligent party. Wrongful death compensation could also be used to make up for loss of income. When a loved one dies, this may cause a significant loss in total household income which would need to be made up to cover the cost of living.
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we pride ourselves on being able to help our clients through these tough and difficult times. A compassionate Houston personal injury attorney from our firm will be able to assist you in taking the legal steps necessary to seek compensation following the wrongful death of your loved one.
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
It is very important to know that you have only a certain amount of time to file a wrongful death claim before the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations runs out. Given this set deadline, it is essential that you take immediate action. Even if this deadline did not exist, waiting too long to file a claim can greatly decrease the amount of compensation you receive as your case could lose strength over time and certain pieces of key evidence could be lost or forgotten.
Our firm has over 114 years of combined experience in dealing with wrongful death claims. Our proven record of success and solid experience gives our firm the distinct advantage over other firms. You can trust that we know exactly how to handle your case.
Call us today for a free consultation. Together we will review the details of your potential wrongful death claim to decide if taking legal action is the right step for you. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means that we do not take any payment unless we win your case. If you do not recover compensation, our firm will not take any fee for our services. We urge you to contact a Houston wrongful death lawyer at our firm before the statute of limitations makes a claim impossible.