The Pain of Losing a Loved One
The death of a family member or other loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences a person will face in life. Grief is often overwhelming.
When a death is unexpected, or an accident is caused by someone’s negligence or reckless behavior, the deceased’s family may feel angry or confused. The pain of losing someone is often made worse by worrying about how to pay bills or care for other family members.
The thought of contacting a personal injury lawyer is probably the furthest thing from anyone’s mind.
Research shows that in time, people can learn to cope through the pain of grieving, especially with the support of family, friends and community. In addition, Texas state law provides relief for the families of an accidental death victim.
While no amount of money could ever heal the pain or replace the devastating loss of a family member, compensation can help to reduce financial burdens that may lie ahead.
As an Austin personal injury firm, Justinian & Associates specializes in handling wrongful death cases. We have nearly a decade of hands-on experience handling wrongful death cases in Austin, and a record of success that demonstrates our skill and commitment in this area. We offer a completely free consultation to discuss your rights, and there is no cost to you unless we win your case.
Wrongful Death Law in Austin
When someone dies in Austin because of another’s neglect, carelessness or wrongful act, the Texas Civil Code allows the deceased person’s family to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity that caused the death.
Under Texas’ wrongful death law, employers are generally responsible for the negligent or intentional actions that employees commit while on the job. This can include bus drivers and train operators. Similarly, the owner or manager of dangerous machinery is also generally liable for injuries and fatalities caused by the machine’s operator or unsafe condition.
Manufacturers of defective products and dangerous prescription drugs that contribute to a family member’s death can also be held legally liable under wrongful death law in Texas.
Should You Speak to an Austin Personal Injury Lawyer About a Wrongful Death Claim?
After the death of a family member, many people are reluctant to contact an attorney or start legal action for wrongful death. Accidental deaths are shocking, and a victim’s family may not be able to think about or focus on anything but the long and devastating process of grieving.
Sometimes the idea of initiating a lawsuit feels daunting, or distasteful. No amount of money is a substitute for the loved one. Such feelings are common and understandable. Wrongful death cases are complicated. They require plaintiffs to prove their relationship to the victim and demonstrate that a perpetrator’s conduct was wrongful in causing the victim’s death.
A spouse, children or the parents of a wrongful death victim may be faced with substantial financial losses. These can include lost income, property damage, and an uncertain future. When this happens, you will need an experienced Austin personal injury attorney that can take care of all the details and responsibilities of a wrongful death action, while helping to address immediate needs such as lost income and funeral arrangements.
Justinian & Associates — A Personal Injury Law Firm That Can Help Protect Your Rights
Wrongful death cases can be stressful and difficult to navigate. Particularly when you are coping with the wrongful death of a loved one. An experienced Austin personal injury attorney from Justinian & Associates can help guide you through the process. We will offer professional support through all the details, while ensuring you receive fair compensation during an immensely challenging time.
When you do decide to hire Justinian & Associates to pursue your wrongful death case in Austin, San Antonio or nationwide, our roster of seasoned attorneys and staff of experts will fight for your rights. We will support your interests from pre-trial settlement all the way through the court trial. Our representation is tailored to the specifics of your case and your individual needs.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Provide Punishment and Prevention
Many wrongful deaths involve careless, reckless and even malicious or illegal behavior. This can include dangerous pharmaceuticals, products that were unsafe in design or manufacture, and hazardous conditions resulting from a company’s attempt to cut costs.
Pursuing a wrongful death case can help punish perpetrators and provide powerful future deterrence, so that no one else is harmed by their wrongful behavior in the future.
Our dedicated staff of highly-trained Austin personal injury attorneys offers a free consultation to hear the specifics of your case and let you know your options. Because we work on a contingency-fee basis, we don’t get paid unless you win. . If we don’t win your case, you won’t owe a dime.
Nothing can ever replace the tragic loss of your loved one. But while you and your family focus on grieving and healing, we will fight with every resource we have to protect your rights, This includes honoring your loved one while helping prevent anyone else from becoming a victim.