What Is A Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is the legal term used to describe a scenario where someone loses their life because of the reckless or negligent behaviors of another person, company, or entity. These claims and lawsuits are usually brought on by the immediate family of the departed victim. These claims are brought about with the intention to seek compensation for the emotional and financial damages that occur once the victim passes. Most often these claims and lawsuits are brought on by family members such as spouses, parents, and children of the deceased.
The main factors that are involved in wrongful death will be explored below:
Negligence: Those who are pursuing the wrongful death claim must prove that their loved one’s life was lost due to the recklessness, negligence, carelessness or actions of the defendant. This can be done in a number of ways that Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers can explain to you, so together you can build a strong case for your loved one.
Breach of Duty: In order to successfully prove a wrongful death, it must be determined that the defendant was responsible to the deceased victim to provide a duty. This comes in many different forms, such as a medical providers have a duty to provide safe and sufficient healthcare to their patients. The plaintiff’s responsibility will be to establish this duty existed and was violated.
Causation: You must be able to prove how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. This can be done by outlining the expectations your loved one had compared to what they received that resulted in their death.
Damages: In order to have a case you must prove that the death of the victim has caused substantial financial loss. Whether that be because of costs associated with their death such as medical attention, burial costs, etc. or loss of income that leaves loved ones in an insecure situation that would not have occurred if they were still alive.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Houston
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!