Arlington Wrongful Death Lawyer
Have You lost a Family Member in an Arlington Texas Wrongful Death? Don’t Let Someone’s Poor Choices Go Unpunished
Family members are usually asking tons of questions when they suddenly losing a loved one in a tragic accident: how did this happen to my loved one? Who’s at fault? Can I seek justice?
Arlington wrongful death lawyer Michael Grossman from Grossman Law Offices can make sure justice is achieved by filing a wrongful death lawsuit, but you need to know upfront that these cases can be complicated and very detailed. Our firm has heard countless stories over the years about families electing to self represent in a wrongful death case, and the majority of them are never successful. There are just a ton of legal statutes and areas that overlap for someone who’s not an attorney to be able develop a winning case. However, our professionals can focus on making sure your family obtains the financial help it deserves and that those liable for your loss are held accountable for their actions.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The definition of a wrongful death lawsuit is one in which a claim is filed against another individual or group when the others’ actions allegedly led to the victim’s death. These claims are used partially as a means to provide financial assistance for a family member’s loss. There are two options normally found with comprehensive wrongful death lawsuits: wrongful death damages and survival damages. Wrongful death damages serve to help the victim’s family for their loss. These damages usually assist with the following:
- Funeral and medical costs.
- Loss of income.
- Assistance for mental/emotional pain and loss of the relationship that ended with the victim’s passing.
Survival damages, meanwhile, provide assistance for damages that the victim could have pursued if they had lived through the accident. These damages usually include:
- Medical bills.
- Lost income from time spent in the hospital.
- Damage to property.
- Inability to earn money due to extended disability.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Mental and emotional trauma stemming from the wreck.
- Compensation for long-term disfigurement or disability.
You can’t receive any amount of money that would help you handle the loss you’ve encountered, but unfortunately that loss also brings with it a serious financial burden, as well as plenty of emotional trauma. Our lawyers are intent on making sure you get the compensation you need to handle these financial burdens.
Along with assisting the family, wrongful death lawsuits are there to help punish the responsible people that killed another individual. Within a comprehensive death claim are punitive damages that are meant to force the defendant to change their behavior. Our team of Arlington wrongful death lawyers are focused on making sure those liable for your loved one’s death face justice so other everyday citizens don’t have to experience the pain and suffering your family has.
How do I Know if I Have a Legitimate Wrongful Death Claim?
A lot of families have no idea whether they have the ability to pursue legal action. Wrongful death claims can be developed for those responsible even when there are no criminal charges pending. The defendant’s motives will play a huge role in determining if criminal charges will be filed or not. A driver who ignores a red light, then kills a nearby pedestrian would mean the driver could be ruled negligent and that the pedestrian’s family could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, most juries wouldn’t deem the driver guilty or murder since that probably wasn’t the intent of the driver to intentionally kill the victim.
However, even if charges are filed because a person intentionally killed someone, family members of the victim are still able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Texas wrongful death laws clearly state that four things must be established in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- A person is killed, whether partially or entirely, by the choices of another person or group.
- That person or group was acting with negligence when the victim died.
- Family members and other beneficiaries exist who can pursue a wrongful death claim.
- The victim’s death caused a form of economic damage for the plaintiff.
What’s the Main Reason why I Should get a Qualified Arlington Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Wrongful death lawsuits are difficult and to make things even more complicated, you probably will have stiff opposition from the defendant. Wrongful death lawsuits usually include sizable damages, so defendants usually fight hard to duck responsibility. You probably also will have to deal with veteran defense attorneys. However, this won’t bother any of the veterans at Grossman Law Offices, who don’t blink with these aggressive individuals and still work on protecting your family’s rights in court.
It can also be difficult to see how your loved one died exactly. A lot of times at the scene of an accident, whether it’s with cars or job sites, evidence is removed promptly and a victim’s family will find it challenging to get an honest, accurate story about how the accident unfolded. However, our attorneys conduct a detailed investigation with every case we’re involved in. We scour scenes for actual evidence, secure an pertinent vehicles and equipment that was involved, and gather credible witness testimony to figure out what occurred. We also track down all those who are responsible in order to compile a comprehensive claim, and most importantly we seek to hold everyone accountable who caused your loved one’s death.
Michael Grossman has been involved in wrongful death cases in Texas for over two decades and our firm has succeeded in trying hundreds of major claims. We have worked on a variety of wrongful death cases, such as car wrecks, truck accidents, deaths at construction sites, on-the-job accidents and medical malpractice deaths. Insurance companies and defense teams are aware of our reputation and they tend to totally cooperate with our settlement demands so they don’t have to deal with the stress of taking us on in court. All that to say we will be aggressive in making sure whoever caused your family member to die will face justice. If you’ve lost a loved one, call Arlington wrongful death lawyer Michael Grossman at 1-855-326-0000 immediately for a free consultation. Let Grossman Law Offices help you develop a credible claim and get the compensation you deserve.