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Wrongful Death

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Everyday people lose those nearest and dearest to them in accidents, often caused due the negligence of others. Schiffer Law Firm is a family business running on family values and we understand that there is never a more devastating or emotionally fraught time in a family’s life than when a loved one is lost in an accident, especially when it is an accident that could have been prevented. Our wrongful death lawyers are here to support you and ensure we understand the circumstances surrounding this terrible time. We understand that it is a time which is not only emotionally fraught, but also has the potential to threaten the financial stability of those left behind.

Our top-rated Houston wrongful death lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims. At Schiffer Law Firm, we offer you a free case review. Call us today on (866) 859-3148.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death?

When an organization or individual’s intentional actions or negligence causes someone’s death, that is a wrongful death. Across the USA there are different laws in place giving those who have lost one of their nearest and dearest, the ability to pursue damages.

To bring forward a Texas wrongful death suit you need substantial evidence, which is why having the right lawyer is incredibly important. In order to prove the validity of your claim there are some essential elements your legal team needs to have established.

These include:

– That the responsible party had a duty of care for your loved one.
– That they then breached that duty of care; and
– That they as a result caused your loved one’s death

Establishing intent in criminal cases is essential and your wrongful death attorney will have to prove or demonstrate this through gathering the right evidence and looking at an arsenal of expert testimony, witness accounts and the right evidence to ensure you are ready to go to trial. Our tailor-made “trial game plans” use the slightest of details in order to give our clients the edge they need. Our strategies wrongfoot the opposition.

Some examples of wrongful death include:

What Damages are recoverable in a Houston Wrongful Death Claim?

Let’s be clear. The events surrounding having to file a wrongful death lawsuit are some of the most devastating anyone could imagine. At Schiffer Law Firm this fundamental understanding is a big part of how we approach these cases. Money obviously doesn’t bring the deceased back through the front door and into the arms of their loved ones. We also understand, however, that not only do the events surrounding wrongful death cases rock people to their core emotionally, losing that person can also take people to the brink financially.

Depending on which state the suit is filed in there are generally three types of financial damages able to be recovered:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are punitive damages?

When it comes to things like gross negligence or willful actions leading to someone’s death, that is when those filing the suit may wish to pursue damages as a way of punishing the responsible party.

What are non-economic damages?

Wrongful death cases will always involve things that can’t be measured or are not able to be measured immediately. Here we are looking at things like anguish, loss of inheritance and pain and suffering.

What are economic damages?

Often wrongful death cases can push people to the brink financially. When we refer to economic damages we are looking at things like loss of the deceased's future earnings, funeral expenses, future benefits and medical bills.