When people don’t seek legal aid following a wrongful death, they leave themselves open to a lot of suffering. During the grieving process, you may not want to focus on the bills that are piling up or think about how you’ll be impacted financially because of your loss. However, a wrongful death attorney will represent your best interests during this difficult time.
Wrongful death refers to any fatality that resultsfrom another person’s wrongful act, carelessness, or neglect. Some of the circumstances that have led up to lawsuits in the past include:
- Care center negligence
- Traffic accidents
- Workplace negligence
- Violence and aggression
There are a variety of damages that the claim may cover. Examples include the lost earning capacity, emotional anguish and suffering, loss of companionship, and lost inheritance. In Texas, spouses, children, parents, adoptive children and parents, and adult children may file this type of claim.