Austin Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing someone you love is one of the most difficult challenges in life. When this loss is the result of another person or company’s negligence, it can compound the pain and suffering associated with that loss. The Austin wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven D. Urban can help you and your family face that challenge.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Case
Under Texas law, a person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default. While several members of the deceased’s family can maintain their own individual actions, the more common approach is for the family to be represented by the same Austin wrongful death attorney or Austin wrongful death attorney law firm.
Among other items, the family can generally recover compensation for:
- Loss of the Deceased’s Advice and Counsel
- Loss of the Deceased’s Services
- Expenses for Psychological Treatment
- Funeral or Burial Expenses
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of Income and Benefits
- Loss of Inheritance
- Loss of Companionship and Society
Surviving spouses and heirs can also recover exemplary damages when a death is caused by a person’s willful act or omission or gross negligence.
We Can Help
While most families would willfully give up all they have to simply have their loved one back, retaining an experienced Austin wrongful death lawyer can certainly make things more bearable and also provide you with some peace of mind.
Let Us Help You
If your family member’s untimely passing was caused by the wrongful act of another, contact us and let us help you.