Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating, especially when you know the death could have easily been avoided had the negligent party acted with care. At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, our experienced wrongful death attorneys have worked on some of the most emotional wrongful death cases. While we realize that our legal representation can never bring back your loved one, we hope that our services and pursuit of justice bring some comfort to surviving family members.
If you have recently lost a loved one, the wrongful death lawyers at The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian are here to help you through these difficult times. You can discuss your legal options and ask any questions you have about the wrongful death claim process when you contact us for a free case review. We will work tirelessly to fight for the fair compensation to which you are entitled.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs when a person’s negligence or intentional action causes someone else’s death. There are laws in place that allow surviving family members to pursue legal action through a civil wrongful death lawsuit when another person is responsible for the death. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002 states that a person is responsible for providing financial compensation to the decedent’s family when they cause the death through their “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.” Therefore, if someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against them.
Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Texas
There are many situations that can give rise to wrongful death claims, such as:
Car accidents are a leading cause of fatal injuries. Other drivers may be responsible for the victim’s death due to negligent driving actions, such as:
- Driving impaired
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Breaking traffic laws
Because of the vast difference in the size and weight of trucks and passenger vehicles, truck accidents are often deadly. It can be difficult for surviving family members to take on trucking companies with their considerable resources, but our accidental death lawyers can help.
Motorcycle accident victims lack the benefit of a steel frame, airbags, and seatbelts, so the results of colliding with a larger passenger vehicle are often fatal.
Pedestrians have little chance when a vehicle crashes into them, which is why pedestrian accidents often have fatal consequences.
Motor vehicle accidents involving cyclists often result in fatal injuries to the cyclist. Our highly-esteemed wrongful death lawyers can help a cyclist’s loved ones pursue compensation through a wrongful death action.
A leading cause of wrongful death claims is slips and falls that occur because property owners allow dangerous conditions on their property.
If your family member’s death was caused by a fatal accident at work, you may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim against the responsible party, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. For example, many Houston residents work at refineries. If a company failed to maintain the equipment at the refinery and this led to an explosion that killed a worker, the worker’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against that company.