Texas and Arkansas Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a family member dies due to the negligence, mistake or error of someone else, you have every right to be angry and want to hold the person who took your loved one from you. You may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit when someone else’s negligent actions lead to the death of your loved one, not only to help you in your healing and grieving process, but to seek restitution or compensation for the hardships your family is experiencing.
If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death case against that person, company or others involved. Wrongful deaths can be caused by lots of different negligent actions committed by others. A wrongful death attorney is a person who might be able to help you hold those accountable that caused the death of your loved one.
A wrongful death lawyer may be able to help you make your claim against the individuals or parties who allegedly caused the death through their actions, intentionally or unintentionally. If negligence resulted in the death of your loved one, a lawyer may be able to help with your wrongful death case to help you hold those accountable who caused it.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful deaths can be caused by different kinds of negligence. Some of the most common types of wrongful deaths include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice, including wrongful death lawsuits against hospitals
- Medical Device and Medication Deaths
- Dangerous Product Deaths
- Oilfield Accidents
- Accidents and Injuries
Wrongful death can be caused be actions that were unintentional or intentional. Unlike criminal cases, wrongful death cases are brought in civil court and aim to prove that the death was negligently or intentionally caused by the accused party to seek restitution. No matter the way your family member or loved one was killed, if it was because of someone else’s fault or action that caused the accident or injury that caused your loved one’s death, you may have a wrongful death claim.
Our Wrongful Death Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience defending our clients’ rights and holding those accountable who caused injury, harm or death to others. We believe in the protections of the law and hold other parties accountable when they’ve harmed others because of negligence or intentional acts.
Our role as wrongful death attorneys is to hold those accountable and help our clients and their families on their path towards healing after a loved one was taken from them wrongfully. Our wrongful death legal team knows the ins and outs of what it takes from experience. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Wrongful Death Attorneys Holding Those at Fault Accountable
How Could a Wrongful Death Settlement or Lawsuit Help?
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The outcome of a wrongful death claim can be taking the responsible parties to court to hold them accountable or by obtaining a wrongful death settlement. While wrongful death settlement amounts and wrongful death awards vary greatly, average wrongful death claims seek restitution on the following:
- Medical costs incurred as a result of injury or treatment prior to death
- Expected earning amount of the deceased
- Financial dependence of survivors on the deceased
- Survival claim for pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of inheritance or savings of the deceased
- Loss of parenting, care, and nurturing
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
A wrongful death attorney may be able to help you make your claim. Our wrongful death law firm offers free initial consultations at no charge to learn about your cause and see if we can help you pursue damages.
Successfully suing for wrongful death incorporates proving the other party’s actions or negligence lead to the death as well as proving the death’s impacts on the survivors. Getting together all of these factual pieces of a wrongful death claim not only takes time but often takes knowledge of the legal system, insurance companies, accident reconstruction and more.
If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of wrongful death, contact Emerson Scott, LLP today to speak with one of our attorneys.