Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston, Texas
Rosen Law Group — Lawyers Who Care
Nothing can prepare you for the death of a loved one. This is especially true if your loss was caused by a car accident, a crash involving an 18-wheeler or a motorcycle accident, or because someone used a defective product.
If tragedy strikes your family, you need a lawyer on your side who is caring and compassionate, but tough when they need to be. You need someone who can handle a complicated wrongful death claim. You need someone with experience, expertise, and resources who will relentlessly fight for your right to compensation.
At Rosen Law Group, we help you handle the loss of a loved one and fight to protect your family’s financial future. We have the experience, expertise, and resources to go toe-to-toe with the biggest defendants — and win.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed because of someone else’s failure to act as an ordinarily prudent person should. In legal terms, we call this negligence. The responsible person’s negligence is the basis for the legal claim made by the heirs of the person who was wrongfully killed. Their eligible family members are entitled to compensation for their loved one’s death.
Wrongful death claims commonly come up in connection with car crashes, 18-wheeler accidents, when a car hits a pedestrian, or when someone is killed on a motorcycle. The accident may have been caused by drunk driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, or improper vehicle maintenance. When an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle is involved, the crash may have been caused by improperly loaded or secured cargo. Wrongful death can also be caused by accidents resulting from falls or involving bicycles, boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles.
Sometimes defective products cause wrongful death. This may be because of a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or because a seller or distributor failed to warn users of known hazards.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by eligible family members of the person who was killed. It allows those family members to hold the negligent actor(s) accountable. The eligible family members can recover the financial resources they will need to survive after the death of a loved one. Eligible family members are the surviving spouse (formal or informal as a common-law marriage), and the children and parents of the person who died.
How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Texas, the family of the person who died has two years to file a claim for wrongful death. But there may be other claims for negligence that should be included. These claims might have a different time limit. To be safe, you should contact a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim allows the family of someone who died can hold the negligent parties responsible. The financial recovery also ensures that the family is protected financially after the loss of a loved one.
The family of the person who died is entitled to economic and non-economic damages. This includes:
- Loss of companionship, comfort, society, and affection
- Loss of inheritance
- Pecuniary losses for care, maintenance, support services, and financial support each family member would have received had their loved one not passed away
Your Family May Be Entitled to Punitive Damages
If your loved one’s death was caused by conduct that was particularly egregious or “grossly negligent” your family is entitled to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish bad conduct and stop it from happening again.
What Is a Survivorship Claim?
A claim for wrongful death is meant to compensate the surviving family members for the loss of a loved one.
A survivorship claim is filed by the estate of the person who died to recover money for pain and suffering that occurred in the minutes, hours, or days leading up to the person’s death.
Any money recovered in a survivorship claim belongs to the estate of the person who died and is divided among the family according to the person’s Will.
At Rosen Law Group, our lawyers include a claim for survivorship anytime there is evidence that a person suffered pain before they passed away.
Personal Attention. Powerful Results.
If your family suffered the loss of a loved one because someone else was negligent, Rosen Law Group will fight to protect your family’s financial future. We will take on the legal aspects of the death of your loved one while you process the emotional trauma of your loss. We are committed to treating you and your family with respect, compassion, and dignity and we pride ourselves on providing individual attention, practical advice, and aggressive legal representation. At Rosen Law Group, you are more than just a case. You and your family deserve our best as we help you through these difficult times.
Rosen Law Group will fight to maximize your family’s recovery. We routinely work with experts like healthcare professionals, accident reconstructionists, financial experts, and scientists, as necessary, to seek justice for our clients.
While we aggressively pursue wrongful death claims, we also provide emotional support for you and your family. You will have direct access to your lawyer and won’t be shuffled around between receptionists, paralegals, and legal assistants. Your path to recovery begins with us, and we will do everything we can to help you recover from a tragedy.
Attorneys for Families Who Lost a Loved One
Most wrongful death lawsuits involve insurance companies. Their goal is to pay you and your family as little as possible. They have teams of lawyers fighting to minimize the risk of an adverse judgment. You need an experienced, aggressive attorney on your side. Rosen Law Group understands the needs of those left behind and will fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. We handle wrongful death lawsuits on a contingency fee, which means we do not get paid unless you do.
We understand that it can be difficult to take the next step after losing a loved one and that many people are afraid to contact a lawyer. That is why we make sure to treat each and every one of our clients the same caring, compassionate, high-quality legal representation that we would want for our own family.
Healing Begins with Rosen Law Group
When you hire Rosen Law Group, we’ll investigate the cause of the accident that led to the death of your loved one. We will identify the responsible parties and show them why you and your family deserve compensation. We will fight for a fair settlement or jury verdict. We will do all this while treating you with the care, compassion, and respect that you and your family deserve.
Strict time limitations apply to wrongful death claims. Different time limits may apply to the other claims for negligence. If you believe a loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Houston, Texas wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Learn why clients choose Rosen Law Group, read testimonials from other clients we have helped, and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today by calling 713-222-1502, emailing email@example.com, or by completing our online form.