When a fatality is caused by the negligence or action of another party, the surviving spouse and family members may have grounds for a wrongful death action. A civil lawsuit gives survivors the opportunity to see that justice is served and that families are compensated for the loss of their loved one. As a leading McKinney wrongful death attorney, Joe Lucé at Joe Knows Law is highly experienced in these types of cases and always strives to ensure that each case is handled with respect, sensitivity and dignity.
Establishing Legal Cause
Any accidental injury that causes a person’s death may provide grounds for a civil action against the person(s) or company deemed responsible for the injury. Unlike criminal cases that require a judge or jury to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt, the standard of proof is usually a preponderance of all the evidence presented. Qualifying accident-related deaths can include:
Vehicle collisions and malfunctions
Accidents at the workplace
Exposure to toxic substances
Equipment and product malfunctions
Starting the Process
It can be challenging for family members to determine on their own what is considered wrongful death. The best way to establish if you have legal cause for your suit is to contact Joe Knows Law as soon as possible. We’ll give your story our full attention and will advise you of the next steps to take at no cost to you.
A positive legal resolution in your wrongful death claim will ensure that you and your family have the resources to deal with the circumstances brought about by the accident-related death of your family member. While each case is unique, fair compensation may not only include medical and funeral expenses but recompense for pain and suffering as well. Lost income may also be included.
Attorney Joe Lucé understands the importance of compassion and sensitivity when handling wrongful death claims. Our goal at Joe Knows Law is to see that justice is done and to ensure that your family gets the compensation that you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call us today at (972) 562-9700.