Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
How a Lawyer Can Help After a Wrongful Death
The emotional burden of losing a loved one is unbearable, and that pain is compounded when the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Although it might be overwhelming to think about taking legal action, holding the responsible parties accountable can bring you peace of mind during this time of crisis. By filing a legal complaint you can secure financial stability for your family and help ensure similar tragedies don’t happen to other families.
The quality of the lawyer you hire has a big impact on the outcome of your case. Wrongful death lawsuit attorneys must have a solid understanding of complex legal, scientific and medical issues in order to come up with the best legal strategy for your case. They must also be prepared to go to trial on your behalf, and have both substantial trial and negotiating experience to get the best possible results for you.
If you have lost a loved one and have questions about the legal rights and remedies available to you and your family, Hendler Flores Law is here to help. At HFL, we listen to your story, learn about your needs, and then navigate through the complicated legal process for you. Our goal is to allow you to focus on what is most important – grieving the loss of your loved one and finding a path forward.
What is Wrongful Death in Texas?
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of the wrongful act or negligence of another party. That party can be an individual, a company, or an organization. The common feature of these incidents is that the death could have been prevented. Some situations that can lead to a wrongful death claim include:
- Car or motorcycle accidents
- Trucking collisions
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Construction accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Fires and explosions
- Other incidents causing fatal spinal cord, brain, or internal injuries
Damages For Families After the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
The amount awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit depends on a large number of factors, but the key to getting the best possible result is the quality of the attorney you hire. Look for an attorney who has experience in wrongful death cases and a reputation for going to trial. In the end, it is up to you whether or not you settle the case out of court, but either way, you will be in a stronger negotiating position if your attorney is prepared to go to trial.
An experienced lawyer will help you pursue a financial settlement in your case that takes into consideration things such as your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings and benefits
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and emotional suffering
Your Story Matters. Their Story Matters. Learn About Your Legal Options.
If you have questions about what legal remedies may be available to your family for the death of your loved one, contact HFL today. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers with decades of experience in wrongful death cases. There is a time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, so it’s important not to delay taking action. There is no cost or obligation.