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Losing a loved one is unimaginably hard under any circumstances. But when that loss was caused by negligence or carelessness, it’s even more difficult to process. As part of the Greater Houston community, Hernandez Sunosky LLP is committed to helping fellow Houstonians navigate the aftermath of wrongful death cases by providing legal guidance. 

Are you ready to take legal action against those responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death? Book a consultation with Hernandez Sunosky LLP and schedule a free case evaluation.

What is Wrongful Death?

If one of your loved ones has died due to another’s negligence or carelessness, it may qualify as wrongful death. Wrongful deaths are considered to be preventable. In other words, they likely would not have occurred if not for the violator’s inaction or carelessness.

A wrongful death can happen as a result of medical malpractice, neglect, or many other circumstances. Regardless of the cause, wrongful death can have lasting impacts on you and your loved ones. 

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims arise when an individual dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. These tragic occurrences often leave families grappling with not only emotional devastation but also financial strain, especially when the deceased was a primary breadwinner.

  1. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents are among the leading causes of wrongful death. Factors include reckless driving, DUI, and distracted driving.
  2. Medical Malpractice: Deaths resulting from surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, and medication errors.
  3. Workplace Accidents: Especially prevalent in construction, manufacturing, and industrial sectors, where exposure to hazardous conditions without proper safety measures can be fatal.
  4. Product Liability: Deaths caused by defective or unsafe products, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and household products.
  5. Slip and Fall Accidents: Particularly in public or commercial properties where negligent maintenance can lead to dangerous falls.
  6. Premises Liability: Fatal incidents resulting from inadequate security, building code violations, or unsafe property conditions.
  7. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Wrongful deaths arising from poor care, abuse, or neglect in elder care facilities.
  8. Aviation Accidents: Though less common, accidents involving airplanes or helicopters can lead to wrongful death claims due to factors like pilot error, mechanical failure, or violation of Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
  9. Recreational and Sporting Activities: Fatalities resulting from negligent operation or maintenance of recreational facilities, equipment, or during supervised activities.
  10. Exposure to Toxic Substances: Deaths due to exposure to hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, or chemical spills, often in a work setting.

Each of these causes represents a breach of duty that could have been prevented with the appropriate care and diligence. In the aftermath of such losses, wrongful death claims may offer a pathway for families to seek justice and financial support.

How Do I Know If I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

Every wrongful death case in Houston is different. When looking into your case, our team will check all the details, from what happened to who was at fault.

When you work with us, you will have a team of skilled lawyers who will dig deep into all the important information regarding your case. If we believe you have a wrongful death case, we can guide what steps to take next. 

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Why Is It Crucial to Seek Legal Support?

Grief hits hard, especially when you are angry and suddenly dealing with money problems. When you’re in mourning, the last thing you want is to deal with the legal side of a wrongful death. 

But fighting for justice isn’t solely about finding peace; it’s also about making sure the ones at fault answer for the wrongful death. Taking action could potentially stop someone else from experiencing the same loss. That’s why it’s important to have help from local Houston teams like Hernandez Sunosky LLP. We will work to provide: 

  • Professional Guidance: Having experienced professionals by your side ensures your case is built on solid grounds, increasing your odds of rightful compensation
  • Relief: Having someone take the reins of complex legal proceedings allows you and your family to focus on healing.
  • Maximum Compensation: Compensation won’t replace your loved one, but it can ease the financial burdens associated with sudden loss

Navigating the aftermath of a wrongful death is incredibly difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to walk this journey alone. Hernandez Sunosky LLP is here to support you in your time of need.

What Can I Expect From Hernandez Sunosky LLP?

When you work with a wrongful death attorney at Hernandez Sunosky LLP, you will receive:

  • Personalized Attention: We take the time to understand the profound impacts the loss has had on your family 
  • Dedicated Service: We employ all our resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, ensuring that no detail is overlooked
  • Compassion: We’re not just here to provide legal advice but also to offer support and understanding

At Hernandez Sunosky LLP, you aren’t just another case — you’re a part of the Houston community. As fellow Houstonians, our legal team is dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf. 

What Should I Do Next?

If you are in the Greater Houston area and believe that you might have a wrongful death case, you must take a proactive approach. You should: 

  • Reach Out: The sooner you contact us, the faster we can start gathering evidence, speaking to witnesses, and building a strong case
  • Document Everything: From medical records to any communication related to the incident, every document and every detail can make a difference
  • Trust the Process: Trust in our experience, knowing we are doing everything possible to seek justice for your loved one

The path to healing after a wrongful death is personal and unique to every individual. While legal justice won’t fill the void left by your loved one, it can offer a sense of resolution and alleviate the associated financial burdens. Taking action against those responsible could also help protect other families from experiencing similar hardships. 

In turn, your family will be able to take the time it needs to heal. At Hernandez Sunosky LLP, our experienced personal injury attorneys aim to walk this hard road with you, ensuring that you are not alone in your fight for justice. 

Book Your Consultation With Our Wrongful Death Lawyers

Working with a wrongful death attorney will help you navigate the difficulties of taking legal action. The first step to obtaining skilled legal counsel is to book a consultation with Hernandez Sunosky LLP. 

Our firm bills on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t have any out-of-pocket legal expenses, and you won’t owe us a dollar unless we recover on your behalf. Contact us today to get started. 

Based in Kingwood, Hernandez Sunosky LLP serves clients in Houston, Atascocita, Humble, New Caney, Porter, Pearland, and across Texas. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to support you in your time of need, providing the legal expertise and guidance you require to seek justice and compensation.