Barnes Law Firm in Houston, Texas represents spouses, descendants, and family members in wrongful death claims in the Houston area, including Sugarland, Missouri City, Baytown, The Woodlands, Pasadena, Channelview, Katy, Texas City, Laporte, and Deer Park whose loved ones may have been the victim of a wrongful death.
When a person dies as a result of the negligent or wrongful act of another, his or her loved ones may pursue what is known as a “wrongful death” claim. If the person was not killed instantly, his or her loved ones may also bring what is known as a “survival action” on the decedent’s behalf. A successful wrongful death claim allows a decedent’s loved ones to require the wrongdoer to compensate them for the financial and emotional hardship caused by the person’s death. A successful survival action allows a decedent’s loved ones to require the wrongdoer to compensate the decedent’s estate for the medical expenses incurred and the conscious physical pain and mental anguish endured by the decedent.
Any number of situations may give rise to a wrongful death claim and survival action including, but not limited to:
In Texas, the persons able to pursue a wrongful death claim and survival action include the deceased’s:
Loved ones successful in their wrongful death suit and survival action may be able to recover money for:
In some cases involving gross negligence or malicious acts, a decedent’s loved ones may also be able to recover punitive damages (damages intended to punish the wrongdoer).
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a wrongful death, call Barnes Law Firm in Houston Texas to discuss your legal options at (888) 661-4002 or locally at (713) 652-4002. Se habla español
There is no charge for the initial consultation, and if Barnes Law Firm agrees to handle your case, we will work diligently to represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
If you believe you may have a wrongful death claim contact Barnes Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Whether you live in Houston, Sugarland, Missouri City, Pearland, Kemah, Baytown, The Woodlands, Pasadena, Channelview, Katy, Texas City, Laporte, Deer Park, or anywhere throughout the Houston area, contact Barnes Law Firm to assess your wrongful death claim.
Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.