The death of a family member is always difficult, no matter the cause. The last thing a grieving family wants to think about is taking on the legal system to achieve justice. Liggett Law Group will care about your loss, and we promise that our wrongful death attorneys in Lubbock, Texas, will carefully and compassionately communicate with you about your legal rights.
When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another individual or company, a wrongful death claim may be made on their behalf. The wrongful death statute allows for close relatives of the deceased to file a claim against the individual or entity that put in motion or caused the death of your loved one. Often a wrongful death claim can also be filed jointly with other claims, including medical malpractice, gross negligence, premises liability, or products liability to name a few.
There are four key criteria that need to be met for a Lubbock wrongful death claim to be filed:
- A person has died.
- Negligence or intent to harm caused the death.
- The deceased’s survivors experienced financial damages as a result of the loved one’s death.
- Someone has been appointed to represent the deceased’s estate.
The financial damages can include funeral expenses, burial expenses, and lost income, as well as other damages. Factors that may affect the damages recovered include the victim’s age, income, family makeup, and general health.
Causes and Liability in Wrongful Death Claims
A Texas wrongful death lawsuit may arise from a wide range of situations, including medical malpractice, car accidents, work injuries, criminal actions, and more. Any death that results from a negligent act by a person, business, or other entity may give rise to a wrongful death claim.
Often, businesses will try to escape potential wrongful death claims by requiring workers, customers, or others to sign waivers. Just because you or a loved one signed a waiver does not mean that you have signed away your legal rights to a potential lawsuit. An experienced personal injury trial lawyer at Liggett Law Group will find the responsible parties and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
The purposes of a Lubbock wrongful death lawsuit are to hold the guilty parties responsible under civil law and to force them to change their ways so that no one else is killed unnecessarily. Our firm fights not only to make sure that the guilty parties compensate the family for their loss, but also to make Texas safer.
Contact Liggett Law Group
Wrongful death cases bring a certain level of complexity to litigation. At the injury firm of Liggett Law Group, we fight for justice for our clients and their loved ones while offering the support and comfort needed during a difficult time.
If your loved one was killed in an oilfield accident, automobile accident, or workplace accident, contact us online or call us today at our toll free number, (855) 955-HURT (4878). We stand up for our clients in court to help get justice for their lost loved one.