Wrongful death refers to the death of one person because of the negligence, misconduct, maliciousness, or wrongdoing of another. Wrongful death can occur in a car crash, a workplace accident, a criminal attack, medical malpractice, and many other circumstances. If you recently lost a loved one in a Huntsville, Texas incident, contact us to discuss your case free of charge. During this difficult time, the lawyers at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. may be able to obtain financial compensation for your family to pay for damages.
Why Choose Us?
Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. is a premier personal injury and wrongful death firm in Walker County, Texas. We have the dedication, experience, and resources to form strong cases on our clients’ behalf. Out of all the law firms in the area, why choose us?
- We have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients in the East Texas region.
- We are a full-service firm with everything you need in one place, from accident investigators to trial attorneys.
- We believe in one-on-one client care and attention to detail. We treat each wrongful death claim like our first.
Our attorneys are passionate about advocating for people who cannot speak for themselves. We want to help surviving family members hold at-fault parties accountable and fight for fair compensation. We know financial recovery will not make up for your tragedy, but it may bring your family closure and future financial stability.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
The burden of proof, the preponderance of evidence, expert testimony, paperwork, and other legal processes involved in a wrongful death lawsuit can be too much for a family to deal with on top of an unexpected death. A wrongful death lawyer knows exactly what your case will need to succeed. An attorney can take over your case, communicate with insurance companies, and carry out legal processes on your behalf while you take time to grieve and heal. A lawyer can ensure no one takes advantage of you during your case.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Unintentional injuries are one of the top causes of death in the United States. Fatal unintentional injuries can arise in many different situations, but most share one common factor: negligence. When someone breaches a duty of care or negligently fails to fulfill accepted standards for the situation, serious accidents can happen. Wrongful death can occur in many different situations:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous premises
- Accidental poisoning
- Criminal activity
- Unsafe consumer products
If you find out your loved one died in a situation involving negligence, you or your family members may have grounds for a civil case against the at-fault party. Contact an attorney as soon as possible after receiving the news. A lawyer can get to work on your case immediately.
Wrongful Death Laws to Know
A plaintiff only has two years from the date of death to file a civil claim in the state of Texas. Only certain people have the right to file: a surviving spouse, child, or parent of the deceased person. If these parties do not file within three months of the date of death, a personal representative of the estate may file instead. A successful wrongful death claim could result in payment for medical costs, burial/funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, lost inheritance, and loss of consortium.
Contact Us Today
A wrongful death claim can hold a negligent or criminal party accountable for his or her actions. It can give your family a sense of justice, as well as financial assistance during a difficult time. A successful claim could result in money your family needs for financial stability after the unexpected loss of a loved one. The attorneys at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. are passionate about helping grieving families in Walker County. Discover the potential value of your case during a free personal injury consultation at our Huntsville law office. Request yours today.