Wrongful Death of a Child

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The death of any child creates a horrific grief for the surviving family members and friends of the child. When the death occurs because of the negligence or the wrongful actions of another party, that grief can be compounded.

After the loss of a child, in addition to the overwhelming grief and sorrow family members face, there are also typically extensive financial hurdles created by the loss, including medical bills, funeral and burial expenses. Because of those expenses, parents often hire an attorney to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death laws in Texas have been enacted in order to hold wrongdoers liable for causing the death of a child in a variety of ways. The laws are designed to force wrongdoers to pay for financial and emotional losses caused by the negligent party. Some common types of wrongful death cases include medical malpractice, automobile collisions, premises liability, and product liability.

Wrongful death cases can be complex. A skilled attorney can build a good case for compensation under Texas law. In many cases, investigators will need to reconstruct the scene using eyewitnesses or evidence. Expert witnesses may need to testify how or why the accident occurred based on knowledge and expertise.

Surviving family members have the burden to prove in court how their loved one died through the negligence or intentional actions of another party. If your child is the victim of a wrongful death, you need a skilled law firm to provide you family with high quality legal representation. Call the Houston wrongful death attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case. You can also visit our LinkedIn page to learn more. 

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