Personal Injury / Wrongful Death – Carabin Shaw Attorneys At Law
Wrongful death, much like personal injury, can be a very complex issue, touching upon a wide variety of industries, areas, and laws. If your loved one was the victim of the negligence that led to wrongful death, you are advised to retain the services of a skilled attorney or law firm.
Our city sees quite a few wrongful death lawsuits due to the broad nature of this category. Wrongful death can be the result of an automobile accident, a work-related accident, poor working conditions leading to death (such as toxic exposure), the result of botched medical procedures, and several other things, as well.
If your family has been victimized by the wrongful death of a provider or any other loved one, you are entitled to compensation under Texas state law. Finding a skilled attorney is the best way to begin the process. While nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one, monetary recompense can help your family deal with the loss of income from a provider and legal sanctions against the guilty party can help prevent the same situation from happening to someone else.
Wrongful death, under the laws of the state, is a civil crime and punishable by steep fines and other legal sanctions. Imprisonment is not usually one of these, though there can be serious legal issues for companies found guilty in a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as negligent individuals and even government agencies.
What constitutes wrongful death? There are many ways in which a wrongful death can occur. Victims can be killed in an auto accident; if the accident is the fault of the other driver, this can be considered a wrongful death. Deaths can happen during surgical procedures and as the result of medical treatment. Technically, these fall under medical malpractice, but wrongful death laws apply, as well. Perhaps the most illustrative example of an industry plagued by wrongful death is the construction industry. More than 1,200 deaths each year occur in this industry, most of which are the result of poor working conditions, inadequate safety equipment, and unlicensed machinery operators.
A wrongful death lawsuit may not be something that your grief will allow you to contemplate, but it is vital, especially if your family’s main provider was the one killed. Thankfully, a qualified law firm can handle the majority of the case on their own, with vital details supplied by you. This has the benefit of letting you and your family grieve, while the legal process moves on, unhindered.
What can you expect to gain from a wrongful death lawsuit? The biggest thing is possibly just the peace of mind that comes from knowing that legal sanctions have been taken, that the courts have judged your case true and valid. Monetary recompense cannot be discounted, either, as it can form the backbone of your future financial situation, providing a source of income for your family and even funds for your children.
Carabin Shaw P.C.
630 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215