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Wrongful Death Attorneys

wrongful death attorney corpus christi texasWhen a person engages in reckless or negligent behavior, whether it be on the road, at a job site or anywhere else, the results can be catastrophic for others. From drunk drivers to negligent doctors, inattentive pharmacists and careless property owners, a haphazard approach in individual responsibilities can cause devastating, even life-altering, effects to another person and their family.

Families who lose a loved one because of the negligent actions of another party are often entitled under the law to file a claim for compensation. The Texas wrongful death attorneys at Bryan K. Harris PC can help you.

We have the legal and technical skills, familiarity, and experience required to handle cases involving wrongful deaths or fatality accidents. Moreover, we have the resources to assist the families of these victims in court and pursue their claims for damages.

The Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys at Bryan K. Harris PC will assist you in conducting investigations and consulting with medical professionals, forensic experts, and other specialists to determine the cause of the death to build a strong case against the responsible parties. We will also take the time to explain the technical and legal issues in a clear manner to ensure that you understand our course of action.

Causes of Wrongful Deaths, Injuries, and Fatality Accidents

Wrongful death results from negligent or unintentional acts. In these cases, the action to claim damages and compensation is filed by the estate of the deceased victim or his family.

At Bryan K. Harris PC, we represent parties whose loved ones have died as a result of:

  • Auto accidents
  • Defective airbags
  • Defective heavy equipment
  • Defective household items
  • Medical malpractice
  • Use of defective prescription drugs or medication

When it comes to fatality accidents, the wrongful death attorneys at Bryan K. Harris PC offer valuable assistance.

Filing a Lawsuit for Wrongful Death

Four requirements must be met before a lawsuit for wrongful death may be filed in court:

  1. The negligent or reckless act of one person resulted in the death of another individual;
  2. Evidence shows that the negligent or reckless act was the proximate cause of the death;
  3. Evidence shows financial and other loss resulting from the death of said individual; and
  4. The victim’s immediate family members or dependents must file the action.

It should be noted that there is a time limit within which to file a lawsuit for compensation arising from wrongful deaths or fatality accidents. Under Texas law, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the accident. It is crucial for the family members and/or dependents of the deceased to engage the services of an attorney as soon as possible to avoid their claims being barred by the applicable statutes of limitation.

The wrongful death attorneys at Bryan K. Harris PC offer compassionate and dedicated legal assistance to surviving family members in pursuing their lawsuits against the responsible parties. With our extensive experience and skills in litigation, we can help build a case and seek the full compensation available.

Contact our personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.