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Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one is never easy and may affect every facet of your daily life. However, when a death was preventable, the pain and grief from that loss can be completely devastating. While nothing can undo the harm of such an unexpected loss, a Houston wrongful death lawyer can help you secure justice on behalf of your loved one.

We understand how hard it is to handle this type of loss, which is why the wrongful death lawyers at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm have dedicated their careers to helping families just like yours who have lost a family member to an avoidable accident.

We also know that this is an extremely sensitive matter, which makes it important to work with the right Houston wrongful death attorney. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our office, so that we can discuss your case and determine whether we will be the right fit for your family.

What Constitutes Wrongful Death in Texas?

Each state has its own laws that govern wrongful deaths. In Texas, a wrongful death occurs when another person’s or entity’s wrongful, negligent, unskilled, or careless actions caused an avoidable death.

If your loved one would still be alive had it not been for someone else’s negligence, they may have been the victim of a wrongful death.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

What Is the Purpose of a Wrongful Death Claim?

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit or claim is typically used as a way to offset the financial impact of a fatal accident. Wrongful death damages can be broken down into three categories of monetary compensation—economic, noneconomic, and punitive damages.

Your Houston wrongful death attorney will evaluate your case and determine what types of damages you are owed.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the calculable losses from a victim’s death. Whether they were the household’s breadwinner, stayed home to offset daycare costs, or were otherwise a financial contributor, the sudden loss of this type of financial support can be economically devastating.

You may be entitled to compensation if the following damages incurred because of your loved one’s death:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost benefits (including health insurance coverage)
  • Loss of inheritance

Noneconomic Damages

These types of damages do not have a direct financial value, making them more difficult to properly calculate. Our wrongful death attorneys have the experience and qualifications required to correctly value noneconomic damages, including the following:

  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Loss of emotional support
  • Loss of protection, care, and guidance

Punitive Damages

These types of damages are rare in all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death lawsuits. Meant to punish the responsible party for an act of gross negligence or omission, you might expect punitive compensation if your loved one’s death was the result of a drunk driving accident.

Your Houston wrongful death lawyer will let you know whether your wrongful death suit qualifies for compensation from punitive, economic, or noneconomic damages.

Our personal injury lawyers do not rest until they achieve the compensation that our clients deserve. Whether you were injured in an accident or are seeking justice for a family member's death, we're here for you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.

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