Your Legal Options After An Accident That Takes A Loved One
No loss is more profound than the loss of a loved one. When that person is a parent, child or spouse, our whole world changes. Getting through the day takes on a new challenge. When that loss was caused by an accident that could have been prevented, the death is even more difficult to accept.
Luisa Calderon is a trial attorney whose legal practice is focused on helping victims and their families. She works one-on-one with clients to help them understand their rights and options after a tragic loss. If you believe that your loved one’s accident was the result of someone doing something they should not have, or failing to do something, call or email Luisa at The Calderon Firm. Call 832-626-1306 or connect via website contact email to set up a free consultation.
Negligence means that someone or some company or entity did something that caused the accident or failed to do something that could have prevented the accident. That person needs to have had a “duty.” This means that, for example, another driver had a duty to drive safely.
If another driver was reckless, distracted or drunk, they failed in their duty to drive safely and were, most likely, negligent. When they fail, they have “breached” their duty. The owner of a building or company can breach their duty by allowing an unsafe condition or not by not protecting customers or workers. A medical professional can also breach their duty by failing to diagnose a disease or misdiagnosing an illness.
If it can be shown that negligence was the cause of your loved one’s accident or death, then you likely have a wrongful death case. There are many damages that can be pursued in a Texas wrongful death claim, including loss of the loved one’s current and future income, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and medical, funeral and other expenses. Serious injuries that cause injury but not death can also be pursued in a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
Can You Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The loved ones who are eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas are specific family members:
- The surviving spouse
- The children
- The parents
If you have questions about what happened to your loved one, what caused the death and whether you can file a wrongful death lawsuit, speak with attorney Luisa Calderon. Ms. Calderon has over a decade of trial experience and can answer your questions in a complimentary consultation.
Get Answers To Your Questions
Grief is a difficult time to take action. However, there are strict statutes of limitations on Texas wrongful death lawsuits. Get in touch with attorney Luisa Calderon to get answers to your questions and understand your rights. Call 832-626-1306 or connect via website contact email. Located in Houston, the firm serves clients throughout the greater Houston area.