When someone is killed due to the Fault of another person, the law allows certain Family members to seek money damages from the Responsible Party(s). This is known as the Wrongful Death Statute. The cause of Death could be anything from a Serious Car Accident, to a Workplace Accident (Explosion or Equipment Failure). When the Cause of Death was the negligent or willful conduct of another person, Money Damages may be recovered under the Wrongful Death Statute.
In Texas, the Family Members may include the Dead Person’s Spouse (Common Law or Legally Married), Parents, and Children, including Minors under 18 and adults over 18. Brothers and sisters of the deceased are not eligible to recover money damages for the loss of their sibling.
In addition to seeking money damages for the loss of the Deceased, Texas law also allows qualified individuals to seek the recovery of the earnings, or wages, which the deceased would have earned in the future in support of his family members, had they not been wrongfully killed by the responsible party(s).
Depending on what type of work the Deceased Client performed before they were wrongfully killed, Future Wages may total HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, or even MILLIONS of DOLLARS!
This is known as ”Future Lost Wages.” The more the Client earned, the more Future Lost Wages may add up to be. Even if the Deceased Client did not earn high wages before they wrongfully died, Future Wages may be substantial when the Client is very young.
If there were “Medical Bills” for medical treatment in an effort to save the life of the Deceased, the law allows for their recovery and may also reach HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS, depending on how long the Deceased lived after the Fatal Accident. The Deceased’s Family may be faced with huge Medical Bills, but without any way to pay them.
The Loss of a Loved One may leave the Family with Huge Medical Bills and no source of income when the Head of the Household and primary wage earner is Wrongfully Killed by the Negligent Acts of another person.
LOSS OF CONSORTIUM:
When a Family has lost a Father, Mother, Son or Daughter due to the Negligent Conduct of another person, Texas Law allows for the recovery of Money Damages for “Loss of Consortium,” meaning the loss of the Family Relationship with the Deceased. When there are several Qualified Family Members and the Deceased was relatively Young, the Collective Loss of Consortium Damages may be HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, or even MILLIONS of DOLLARS! Judge Link & Judge Link can help determine the potential Loss of Consortium Damages after thoroughly investigating the Facts.
When someone else is responsible for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One, Scott Link Law vigorously represent the Qualified Family Members for the recovery of Money Damages. If You have lost a Loved One, call JUDGE LINK right now, @ 713-225-1118, or click here to submit a free and confidential evaluation form.
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