The loss of a family member or loved one is a tragedy. When a person dies and it is the result of an individual or corporation’s negligent conduct, then the family may have a legal cause of action for “Wrongful Death”.
In Texas, Chapter 71 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code governs a Wrongful Death claim. If a person or corporation (or their agent) is shown to be negligent (wrongful act, neglect or carelessness) in causing the death of another, they may be held liable under Texas law.
The appropriate person or persons to bring a Wrongful Death claim are the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased. Also, the representative of the deceased’s estate may serve as the plaintiff in a wrongful death case.
The surviving family members are entitled to damages resulting from a wrongful death. Such damages include medical and funeral expenses, lost wages and future earnings from the deceased, and compensation for suffering and mental anguish.
When a death is caused by the willful act or omission or gross negligence, a party bringing the wrongful death claim is entitled to exemplary damages or damages to punish the defendant.
The attorneys at C. Kyle Pugh, P.C have successfully prosecuted wrongful death claims throughout the state of Texas.
We are able to guide families through the challenges and difficulties following the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another. Our empathetic and professional staff is prepared to move quickly and aggressively to investigate the facts regarding a wrongful death case. If necessary, we will assemble a team of experts including accident reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, medical experts and work place safety specialists. We will preserve evidence, evaluate both liability and economic damages and file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
When selecting a law firm to advise and assist a family through the trauma of a wrongful death lawsuit, make sure to select attorneys who are knowledgeable and experienced in prosecuting wrongful death cases. The difference in recovery between an experienced law firm and an inexperienced law firm in handling a wrongful death case can be millions of dollars.
Kyle Pugh and attorneys at his law firm have successfully secured significant wrongful death verdicts before a jury. Moreover, Kyle Pugh has defended and upheld these verdicts on appeal, all the way through the Supreme Court of Texas. Such experience is crucial in selecting a law firm to represent your family in a wrongful death claim.
Contact Kyle Pugh for a prompt evaluation of a wrongful death claim.