Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Accident?
Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Explains Texas Law
It is hard to imagine never seeing someone you love again, and this situation is particularly painful when the person died in a preventable accident. Absolutely nothing is going to make up for losing a loved one. However, you and your family will have to go on and to do so you may have to deal with several issues that are the result of your loved one’s death, including:
- Hospital bills that were incurred due to the fatal injury
- Loss of income due to the wrongful death of a family breadwinner
- Funeral expenses
- Moving forward emotionally after losing a spouse, child or parent
Houston wrongful death attorney Phillip Brantley has seen how families struggle following the wrongful death of a loved one. At Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C., we carry the legal burden for the families of wrongful death victims, so that they can concentrate on healing with the knowledge that everything legally possible is being done to hold those at fault accountable.
There is no cost to talk to Attorney Brantley about your situation and learn what your legal rights are, the options available to you and have any of your questions answered. Once you know this information, you can make the best decision about your and your family’s future, whether that involves pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit or other legal action.
Please do not wait to contact us. Evidence valuable to your case may need to be gathered and preserved as soon as possible to help you.
How Do Texas Wrongful Death Laws Help Grieving Families?
Whether a oil rig accident, car wreck or medical malpractice is to blame, Texas wrongful death laws enable surviving family members to file a civil lawsuit to hold the person or company responsible for a loved one’s death accountable financially, including:
- Husbands and wives
- Biological and adopted children
- Parents and legal guardians
Through a Texas wrongful death lawsuit, family members can recover damages for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income and benefits
- Mental anguish
Under Texas wrongful death law, there are time limits for victims to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, surviving family members have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, there may be exceptions to this general rule. The only way to know exactly when the statute of limitations will run for your situation is to personally speak to an attorney.
Experienced Houston Wrongful Death Attorney Helping Families Move Forward
For nearly 30 years, Houston wrongful death attorney has dedicated his practice and the resources of Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C. to helping families through the aftermath of losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person or business. Attorney Brantley wants to be there for these families, because no one should ever have to face the wrongful death of a loved one alone. We have successfully defended the rights of the families of wrongful death victims for decades. You can trust us to fight for your family when it matters most.
To learn more or set up a free consultation to talk to an experienced wrongful death lawyer about your situation, give us a call or fill out our online contact form today.