Wrongful Death Lawyers
Undefeated Wrongful Death Lawyers with Billions Won for Wrongful Death Victims
Our Undefeated Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers have won over $1 billion and repeatedly recovered the largest verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of the family members of wrongful death victims across Texas, Louisiana and the United States.
While we realize that nothing will can make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to ensure that the negligent and reckless parties are held responsible, the dangerous conduct doesn’t happen again in the future, and that you and your family have the financial resources needed to provide and care for yourselves in your loved one’s absence.
We Make Sure that Our Clients have the Resources to Care and Provide for their Families for the Rest of Their Lives
While every case is unique, our goals are always the same: to (1) ensure that the negligent or reckless party is held accountable, and (2) provide our clients with the financial resources needed to care and provide for their families for the rest of their lives.
Not only do we achieve these goals, but we also set records while doing so.
In just the past 5 years alone, for example, our Wrongful Death Lawyers have:
- won billions on behalf of families whose loved ones were tragically killed in workplace accidents, truck accidents, bus crashes, and other catastrophic accidents, and
- consistently and repeatedly recovered the Largest Verdicts and Settlements in Texas and our opponent’s corporate histories
In March 2019, our wrongful death lawyers recovered $23.5 Million on behalf of a client whose wife was killed in a head-on collision with a commercial truck. The settlement is the largest wrongful death recovery in Texas this year.
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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 may be available to punish the wrongdoer and prevent similar conduct from occurring again
In cases involved egregious or “grossly negligent” conduct, the family is also entitled to recover punitive damages, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer for their conduct and help deter similar conduct from occurring in the future.
While many lawyers will rarely or never recover punitive damages over their entire career, our wrongful death lawyers have consistently recovered punitive damages in every major case we’ve ever taken to trial.
What is a survival claim and how is it different from a wrongful death claim?
The purpose of a wrongful death action is to compensate the surviving family members for their emotional and financial losses.
A survival action, on the other hand, is a personal injury claim filed by the decedent’s estate that allows the surviving family members to recover damages for any pain and suffering the decedent suffered in the minutes, hours or days leading up to their death.
The damages that are recovered through a survival action belong to the decedent’s estate and will be divided up among family members according to the decedent’s will or, if they didn’t have a will, by state statute.
When there is evidence that the decedent consciously experienced pain before they passed away, our lawyers will always file a wrongful death AND a survival claim to ensure that the surviving family members are able to receive the maximum recovery available to them.
Contact Our Undefeated Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers for a Free Consult at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, contact our Undefeated Wrongful Death Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here.
We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
All consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us anything 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