While compensation cannot replace what you have lost, a successful wrongful death suit can help you achieve a certain amount of closure and obtain the financial resources to deal with the effects of a loved one's death. Our compassionate wrongful death attorney, Randy Akin, has been recognized by his peers through the Martindale-Hubbell®’s AV Preeminent® rating for his skills in alternative dispute resolution and courtroom litigation. Working alongside attorney Greg Burton, he tirelessly pursues full and fair compensation for grieving families during their difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of an individual or company, contact our Longview, TX, practice online or by phone at (903) 297-8929.
What Is a Wrongful Death Case?
When someone dies due to another individual’s negligence or intent to cause harm, this is grounds for a wrongful death case. There must also be surviving family members who are suffering monetary injury as a result as well as a personal representative appointed to handle the decedent's estate. Common causes of wrongful death include:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents, such as car, truck, or pedestrian accidents
- Hazardous work conditions
- Criminal behavior
In any of these cases, the loss of life is a result of an irresponsible, reckless, or malicious action taken by an individual or organization. Attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton can help you hold responsible parties accountable for your loss and collect the damages you deserve.
Wrongful Death Suit Damages
In a wrongful death suit, damages are awarded to relieve the financial hardships suffered by family members as a result of losing their spouse, parent, or child. This hardship may result from medical expenses incurred before death as a result of the accident or loss of necessary income and other financial support.
We will do everything possible to support you and your family as you recover and rebuild.
In Texas, you may also be entitled to compensation for “loss of consortium,” which refers to the loss of the deceased’s love and companionship. Certain, rarer, situations can involve punitive damages if the responsible party’s actions were especially reckless or morally reprehensible.
Why Hire Akin and Burton?
Our firm specializes in mediation, a method of alternative dispute resolution that can minimize your stress during this difficult time. While we do recommend mediation, attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton will not hesitate to go to trial in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our goal is to connect with our clients and serve our community to the best of our abilities. When it comes to wrongful death suits, this attitude can be especially beneficial, as we will do everything possible to support you and your family as you try to recover and rebuild.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
As you deal with the devastating effects of a wrongful death, you should not be worried about paying legal fees and fighting for compensation. Our firm can help make the process as easy as possible by obtaining damages out of court using mediation. Find out more about our services and contingency fees by sending our office a message or calling (903) 297-8929 today.