Agressive Baytown Wrongful Death Lawyer

Baytown Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one unexpectedly because of someone else’s negligence is a devastating experience. The emotional toll and the legal process can make the aftermath even more stressful. Therefore, you deserve an experienced wrongful death lawyer that allows you to focus on your family while handling every aspect of your claim. Our compassionate wrongful death  lawyers at Mott & Moffett understand the tragedy of losing a loved one to wrongful death, so you can trust us to handle your claim with the utmost care and respect. 

Our goal is to seek justice and hold negligent parties accountable for their careless actions, which we have done for many years. We understand that every wrongful death claim is unique, so we work with you to create a customized legal plan to help you achieve the compensation you and your family deserve. These claims are often complicated and confusing, so we are here to support you every step of the way, so you can make the best possible legal decisions. 

How Does Texas Law Define Wrongful Death?

According to Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 71.001 to 71.003 (2021), wrongful death occurs in the following scenarios:

  • When another person commits a wrongful act of carelessness or neglect that results in someone’s death
  • When the victim would have been entitled to file a claim if they lived
  • When a personal injury causes an individual’s death, including a fetus

Typically, wrongful death occurs due to someone’s careless actions, medical malpractice, or intentional crimes. During your free consultation, we can help you determine if you can file a wrongful death claim and who may be responsible for the damages.

What Do You Need to Prove Fault for Wrongful Death in Baytown?

When building your wrongful death claim, the more evidence you have, the better your chance of achieving a first settlement. Important documents and information that can strengthen your claim include the following:

Death Certificate

A death certificate is critical when proving wrongful death. This document proves the death of your loved one and provides further insight into the cause of death. It also notes the specific date and time of death, which is helpful for your claim.

Medical Records

These documents contain detailed information about your loved one’s health, including the following:

  • Diagnoses
  • Treatments
  • Medications
  • Doctor’s notes
  • Test results
  • Consultation records

Your medical records often contain your bills, which help us calculate your claim’s worth and ensure you achieve the compensation you deserve.

Autopsy Reports

If the wrongful death resulted from medical malpractice, autopsy reports contain essential information about the factors that caused the death. These reports also provide complete body examinations and photos, which can help prove liability.

Police Reports

If the police investigated the wrongful death, their report contains their findings and notes about the cause of your loved one’s death, which is an important piece of evidence. This makes police reports a critical element of a wrongful death claim.

Tax Returns and Pay Stubs

These documents help us determine how much compensation you deserve because they tell us how much your loved one earned, which may allow you to recover the wages your loved one would have made.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

In Texas, only certain relatives of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. These eligible parties include the following:

  • The surviving spouse
  • The deceased’s children
  • The deceased’s parents
  • A personal representative of the estate

If you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003 (2021) gives you two years after your loved one’s death to file the claim. We can help you file a solid claim within the statute of limitations so you don’t miss the opportunity to defend your rights.

Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Baytown Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s reckless behavior can have a significant emotional and financial toll. These losses deserve recognition. With our wrongful death  lawyers fighting for you, you may recover the following damages:

  • Lost earning ability
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of care, support, maintenance, and services
  • Lost companionship
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Lost income and earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

You may also collect punitive damages if the death resulted from an intentionally malicious act.

While you cannot request these damages, we may gather and review evidence that supports this, so you can receive just compensation.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Seasoned Baytown Wrongful Death Lawyer at Mott & Moffett

Dealing with the aftermath of losing a loved one to wrongful death is a painful experience, and the legal process can make the grieving process even harder. With our understanding lawyers at Mott & Moffett by your side, you do not have to go through the process alone. We handle all elements of your claim, so you can focus on your family. From planning and gathering evidence to negotiating and litigating, you can rely on us to fight for you every step of the way.

We have provided Baytown victims with top-tier legal services for many years, so we have the skills and resources to take on any claim, regardless of scope. Our passionate wrongful death  lawyers strive to thoroughly investigate your claim and advocate for full compensation. We get to the heart of every case with a personalized and detailed approach. To schedule a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call 888-596-6582.