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 David Komie Law help you navigate this difficult time by holding the responsible parties accountable for the unfair death of your loved one.