For a spouse or other next of kin that suddenly lost a loved one, it is understandable that the shock and trauma from the accident is hard to process. Just accepting that the loved one is now gone is hard enough. However, while it may be the last thing on your mind, it is important to evaluate legal options. There are statute of limitations so it is best not to wait.
More Than Seeking Justice
Some family members or friends might be telling you to "just move on" or "it is not worth the time." But Texas law does provide for wrongful death claims and at the very least you should consider your options. And most importantly: what would your loved one have wanted? In many cases, the answer is to seek justice. Negligent parties should be held responsible for their actions.
Here are just some of the reasons to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your case has merit:
- Prevention: When a party has been so negligent to cause the sudden death of another human being, they could do it again. By taking legal action you could possibly help to prevent a horrible tragedy again.
- Stability: Your loved one may have been a significant source of income for you and your family. Especially if you have children to support, this sudden loss of income can be very hard on the family financially. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can help with loss of income.
- Damages: Other damages that you can seek in a wrongful death lawsuit are loss of earning capacity, funeral expenses, medical costs as well as pain and suffering.
- Closure: There are many forms of closure when it comes to the sudden death of a loved one. One of them can be holding negligent parties responsible in court and getting justice for a loved one.
These are just some of the reasons to file a wrongful death claim. Every situation is different and the attorneys at our Texas law firm understand that this is a difficult decision. For more information about our dedicated personal injury practice, we encourage you to reach out to us. We believe in personalized legal counsel with compassion and care.