This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of wrongful death cases in Laredo and other Texas areas. I felt it was necessary to address this issue as, for understandable reasons, many do not know how to proceed once they have lost a loved one. While such situations can be incredibly difficult, it is important for the loved ones of the deceased to take immediate steps to protect their rights. Failing to do so can mean that they may not receive the compensation to which they are entitled. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their particular situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a wrongful death lawyer. We also serve other areas in south Texas.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- Comparative fault and Texas wrongful death cases
- Proving liability in wrongful death cases
- Handling wrongful death cases which involve commercial defendants
- Why wrongful death cases take significant time to settle
I addressed these topics for a number of reasons. First, many are unaware that they can still recover damages in a survival action even if the deceased was partially at fault. Texas’ comparative fault laws allow this to occur. Second, proving the liability of a defendant requires the conducting of discovery. This is the process by which information is gained from the other side in a lawsuit. Third, cases which involve commercial defendants can quickly become complicated as numerous parties may be involved. Fourth, while it is understandable that surviving family members wish to settle quickly, it is important to allow the process to take the necessary time.
An important point that I stressed in each of these articles is that it is suggested that you retain an attorney with experience in such matters to ensure that your interests are properly protected. If you accept a “low ball” settlement then, unfortunately, you will likely be barred from future recovery. My office practices extensively in the area of personal injury law and we will give your case the attention it deserves. This includes keeping you up to date as the matter proceeds through the system. We are proud of the level of service which we provide and we look forward to being of assistance. Contact us today to speak with a Laredo wrongful death lawyer.