I am so sorry to hear about your child. The loss of a child is one of the most painful things a parent can experience, and it can be made even more heartbreaking when it is the result of negligence or recklessness of another person.
After the loss of a child, to add to the grief a parent is suffering, the surviving family members may have extensive financial losses, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and more. In many cases, after the loss of a child in Houston, parents will choose to hire an attorney to recoup some of those expenses.
Under Texas law, parents can file a wrongful death action after the death of a child, if the child’s death was caused by the negligent, intentional, or reckless actions of another. The wrongful death laws are designed to force the responsible parties to pay funeral expenses, medical bills, and compensation for the family’s grief.
In most situations, wrongful death actions are complex. Normally, a skillful attorney will need to build a strong case for compensation under Texas law. Investigators may be used to reconstruct the accident using evidence or eyewitness accounts. Experts may need to testify on how or why the accident occurred based on their knowledge.
If your child has been killed in an accident or due to medical malpractice, you should speak with a qualified Houston attorney. An attorney can focus on helping you receive the compensation to which you are entitled, which will allow you to rebuild your life after your loss. Call the Houston wrongful death attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more about our firm on our YouTube channel.