A 68-year-old Houston man was killed recently when a tow truck driver was trying to repossess his vehicle. Alberto Nduli was trying to stop tow truck driver Oscar Harrison, 33, from repossessing his Lincoln Navigator on May 2 in the 7400 blocks of South Gessner. Nduli had confronted Harrison and jumped onto the Navigator, which was hooked up to the tow truck, a local news outlet reported. Harrison allegedly drove off, and Nduli fell off the SUV, hit his head, and died, police said.
Harrison allegedly took the repossessed Navigator to his tow lot and then returned to the scene. He was arrested and charged with a second-degree felony of failure to stop and render aid, although officials say that charge could be elevated to murder if they determine Harrison intentionally hit Nduli.
Nduli’s family members told reporters he was a security guard, a father of seven, and a grandfather.
Understanding a Family’s Rights After a Wrongful Death
When a person is killed due to the negligent act of another, family members may be able to pursue justice beyond the criminal charges that may be filed against the perpetrator. Texas law allows the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased to file a civil action known as a wrongful death claim to demand financial compensation for their loss. Compensation can include payment for:
- Any medical expenses related to the injury that led to the death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Lost value of household services
- Pain and suffering felt by survivors
There is no amount of money that can reverse what a family has lost after a wrongful death. However, surviving family members should not be left with financial hardships due to the unfair loss of a loved one.
Our Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys Are Here to Help
At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, we have represented many grieving families who are struggling to cope with the sudden and devastating loss. We understand how overwhelming these situations can be, especially when you are trying to manage household expenses and deal with insurance companies. Our legal team is here to take the burden off you.
Our compassionate attorneys will take over communication with the insurance companies and handle all the legal work related to your claim for compensation. We will answer any questions you may have and explain what to expect every step of the way.
Please call us today or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. An attorney will meet with you in person to talk about the details of your case and review all your legal options for pursuing justice for your loved one. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront to start on your case, and you only pay us if we recover money for your family.