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The death of a family member is devastating. In the wake of their loss, you and your family are suffering emotional pain. You may also struggle to pay for their funeral or learn to live without their emotional and financial support.
If your loved one’s death was the result of someone’s actions, negligence, or neglect, the emotional pain is mixed with a righteous anger. It can feel like that person took your loved one from you.
The accidental death lawyers at Biggs & Greenslade can help you find justice and closure in the wake of your loved one’s death.
To learn how, call our Kaufman, TX, personal injury attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our team members.
Anytime someone dies at the hands of another person or because of another person’s negligence, survivors may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death can be from:
Accidents are the leading cause of wrongful deaths. If a wreckless or impaired driver is responsible, you may be able to file a claim.
Pedestrian’s are completely unprotected if they’re in a collision, and this unfortunately leads to many deaths where the driver is at fault.
A property owner or occupant must take steps to ensure their property is safe. If it isn’t and someone is hurt, they can be held liable.
When medical professionals don’t meet standards of care and people are hurt or killed, they can be held financially liable for the loss.
Workplaces are required by law to provide certain protections for their employees. If a violation or negligence results in an injury or death, they’re responsible.
The people who design, manufacture, and distribute a product are expected to minimize its risk to consumers. Should they fail to do that, they may be financially responsible for it.
Each state has laws governing who can and cannot file a wrongful death suit. Texas is no different.
In the State of Texas, the parents, spouse, or children of the deceased are legally able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Adoptive parents or adoptive children are also allowed to do so, if the adoption was legally finalized.
According to some Texas state laws, wrongful death claims can be filed by certain parties if the death is caused by carelessness, neglect, a wrongful act, or default of another person or corporation.
The personal injury attorneys at Biggs & Greenslade will be able to help you determine if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death suit at your free case review.
Individuals surviving a close relatively undoubtedly suffer, and while financial compensation can’t change that, it can ensure your future is secured.
Losing your loved one’s income can be a huge hurdle to recovering from their death. Our team can fight to get you compensation to help secure your finances.
Lost inheritance covers what the survivors would have gained if the individual had lived a full life, and it can be calculated and individuals compensated for it.
If the deceased contributed significantly to the household, survivors may be entitled to compensation for the loss of those services.
The guidance, counsel, and support of a relative can make the difference in a life. Losing that can dramatically affect a survivor, who can be compensated for its loss.
Losing a spouse, parent, or child can’t be quantified in terms of how valuable their love is, but living without it can seem impossible.
In certain egregious cases, exemplary damages may also be awarded to punish the negligent party for their actions. The team at Biggs & Greenslade will pursue every legal avenue available to ensure you’re compensated fairly for the death of your loved one.
A former US Marine and prosecutor, Kenneth Biggs brings hundreds of hours of trial experience to his client’s case. If you go to trial, you’ll have an experienced litigator at your side.
As former counsel defending insurance companies, John Greenslade understands the opposition and uses that knowledge to bring them to the negotiating table.
Annie’s experience as a former prosecutor, combined with her compassionate dedication to serving her clients, ensures that you’ll be cared for throughout the case.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and someone else is to blame, the team at Biggs & Greenslade are dedicated to helping you find justice while securing your future.
Schedule a free consultation today. Let our legal team hear about your case, and get the advice you need to start moving forward.