While no amount of compensation can replace a loved one, filing a wrongful
death lawsuit can help you hold the responsible party liable for you loved
one’s untimely death. It can also help you obtain the compensation
you need to afford medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, pain and
suffering, and other general and punitive damages. A successful wrongful
death suit will require you and your Austin wrongful death attorney to
prove liability in order to seek compensation.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Wrongful Death?
The short answer to the question of liability is that it all depends on
the circumstances surrounding the death. Virtually anyone whose negligence,
reckless behavior, or failure to perform necessary duties results in the
death of another person can be held liable in a wrongful death suit. Common
liable parties in wrongful death suits include:
- Hospice provider and caregivers
- Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
- Employers and business owners
- Drowsy, drunk, or aggressive drivers
All of the above-mentioned parties bear responsibility for taking appropriate
safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of their patients, employees,
etc., and can face severe legal consequences should they fail to do so.
If someone you know has died as a result of someone else’s negligent
behavior, the time to act is now. Our Austin wrongful death lawyers are
experienced in building strong wrongful death cases and we are prepared
to help you get the best settlement possible. Let our team at
Komie & Morrow help you navigate this difficult time by holding the responsible parties
accountable for the unfair death of your loved one.
Call us at (512) 640-2050 or contact us
to receive a complimentary case evaluation today.