Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Undefeated Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Undefeated Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers have won billions and repeatedly recovered the largest wrongful death verdicts and settlements in history for family members of wrongful death victims across Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and the United States.
While nothing makes up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable, that others aren’t killed from the same dangerous conduct in the future, and that you and your family have the financial resources to care and provide for yourselves (and each other) in your loved one’s absence.
We Ensure That Our Clients Are Able to Provide for Themselves and their Families for the Rest of Their Lives
Every wrongful death case is unique, but our goals are always the same:
- to hold the negligent and reckless parties fully accountable
- to provide our clients and their families with the financial resources to care and provide for themselves for the rest of their lives
- to prevent the dangerous conduct from occurring again in the future
Not only do we consistently achieve these goals for our clients, but we also set records while doing so.
In just the past 5 years alone, our Wrongful Death Lawyers have:
- won Billions for families whose loved ones were tragically killed in oilfield, plant and refinery explosions, truck accidents, and the most catastrophic workplace accidents in history, and
- consistently recovered the Largest Verdicts and Settlements in Texas and in our opponents’ corporate histories
Recently, for example, our Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers recovered the #1 Largest Accident Settlement in Texas on behalf of a client whose wife was tragically killed in a head-on collision with a commercial truck.
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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawsuits allow surviving family members to hold the negligent defendants legally responsible and recover the financial resources needed to provide for themselves and their family members in their loved one’s absence.
Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and What is the Deadline for Filing it?
In most states, the surviving spouse, children, and parents are permitted to file wrongful death claims.
If the decedent didn’t have children or wasn’t married at the time of death, the lawsuit can typically be filed by other family members or the estate itself, through the Executor or Administrator.
What Damages are Available in Wrongful Death Cases?
When a spouse, parent, or other family member is tragically killed, the decedent’s family is often left with piling expenses and little or no income to pay them. This is especially true when the decedent was the primary breadwinner, and his or her salary was used to pay the mortgage, care for the children, pay for schooling, and cover other living expenses.
A monetary recovery may seem like little consolation, but, unfortunately, the bills continue even in your loved one’s absence and can add tremendous stress to what’s already the most difficult time of your life.
A wrongful death suit is often the only way families can hold at-fault parties responsible for their loved one’s death and ensure that they’re able to move forward, financially, in their loved one’s absence.
Under Texas law, victims are entitled to recover economic and “non economic damages,” which include the following:
- Loss of past and future income
- Loss of past and future household services and assistance
- Loss of society, companionship, and consortium
- Loss of inheritance
- Mental anguish and emotional distress suffered by family members
- Pre-death pain and suffering
Punitive Damages are often Available to Punish the Negligent Parties
In cases involving “grossly” negligent conduct, the family is also entitled to recover punitive damages, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer and prevent them from putting others are harm from the same dangerous conduct in the future
While most lawyers have and will never recover punitive damages, our wrongful death lawyers have consistently recovered them in EVERY major case we’ve taken to trial.
What is a Survival Claim and How is it Different from a Wrongful Death Claim?
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to hold the negligent person or company accountable, prevent the same dangerous conduct from injuring or killing others in the future, and to compensate the surviving family members for the emotional suffering and financial losses they’ve experienced as a result of their loved one’s death.
A survival action, on the other hand, is a claim filed by the surviving family members to recover damages for any pain and suffering the DECEDENT suffered in the minutes, hours, or days leading up to his or her death.
The damages that are recovered through a survival action belong to the decedent’s estate and will be divided up among family members.
When there is evidence that the decedent suffered and experienced pain before they passed away, our lawyers will always file a wrongful death AND survival claim to ensure that the surviving family members receive the absolute maximum compensation available.
Contact Our Undefeated Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers for a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
If you lost a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, our Undefeated Wrongful Death Lawyers can help.
Contact us for a free consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here.
Our wrongful death attorneys will answer your questions, explain all of your rights and options, and provide you with the information you need to decide what’s best for you and your family.
All consultations are free, and you won’t owe us a dime unless we win your case.
“On March the 9th of 2018 my husband was involved in a fatal 18- wheeler accident, as he was travelling to work to provide for his family the 18-wheeler failed to use the proper turning lane. My husband lost his life immediately. He left behind me and our “at the time” 3 year old son. When searching for an attorney to represent my case I was looking for someone who would not only fight for my son and I, but be the voice who would receive justice for the untimely loss of my husband. That’s when I found Matt Greenberg at Zehl & Associates. Matt has been the most compassionate and justice seeking attorney for my family. He made sure to hold the insurance company of the truck driver liable for the maximum compensation possible, and refused their inadequate settlement offers. He never once stopped fighting for my family. If you or anyone you know has been injured or suffered a loss due to a trucking accident I highly recommend Matt Greenberg a Zehl & Associates to be the voice for you and your family.”
– Melanie Crunk