Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer
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Finding the best wrongful death lawyer in Houston can be difficult and confusing as it often is necessary at a time when the loved ones need to be thinking about other pressing matters. At Fleming Law , our expert wrongful death attorneys have been practicing law in Houston for decades. They are ready to help you with your case.
Who can bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
After an accidental or wrongful death in Houston, Texas law allows the surviving spouse, children, and parents to bring a Texas wrongful death claim when their relative has been killed due to the negligence of another. Additionally, the representative of the deceased is legally permitted to file a lawsuit and pursue damages on behalf of the dead person’s estate. These damages can be significant and provide another source of financial support for the person’s heirs – often small children.
There is nothing more painful in life than losing a loved one.
What makes it even worse is when the death is preventable.
We have seen so many of these situations.
Fatalities at work, employees who are:
- Not trained to perform their duties in dangerous work environments.
- Directed by management to operate production equipment in an unsafe, hazardous manner.
- Denied safe work conditions or overworked to the point where their life is at risk.
Loved ones who lose their lives in accidents from:
- Drunk drivers who kill while driving.
- Distracted drivers who text or use their smartphones on highways.
- 18-wheeler truck drivers with unsafe loads or who are fatigued or impaired.
What do we do in these wrongful death cases?
Investigate every detail:
- Secure video surveillance, what does it show?
- Assess the work environment, was it unsafe?
- Did OSHA investigate? What does their report say?
Interview key people:
- Work colleagues, did they witness anything? Do they say the working conditions are dangerous?
- Safety manager, does the company have a history of safety problems and injured workers?
- Owner and senior managers, what is the work culture? Is employee safety a top priority?