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Midland Wrongful Death Lawyers

When accidents end in the tragic loss of a loved one, you may not know what to do next. A sudden loss can turn your world upside down. If negligence contributed to the accident, then the party that acted negligently may be held liable for your loss. Filing a wrongful death claim is emotional, complex, and will require an expert to get the results you need. Buckingham & Vega Law Firm has experienced Midland wrongful death lawyers who will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys will provide you with the information you need so you understand what’s happening with the legal process every step of the way. We will diligently investigate your case to find out what happened, who acted negligently, and how your family will be affected after losing your loved one. Before learning more about how we can help you, let’s look at some examples of situations where wrongful death can occur.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $5 Million Pharmaceutical Negligence

    Our team secured $5 million on behalf of a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence of a hospital pharmacy.

  • $5 Million Prescription Drug Error

    Buckingham & Vega Law Firm obtained a $5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was wrongfully killed due to a prescription drug error.

  • $2 Million Dental Malpractice

    Our team obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was wrongfully killed while undergoing dental surgery using anesthesia.

  • $2 Million Truck Accident

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $2 million wrongful death settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a truck accident collision.

  • $2 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega Law Firm secured $2 million after a wrongful death that occurred after a trucking collision.

How Does a Wrongful Death Accident Happen?

When negligence causes an accident, it can turn fatal. There are several kinds of accidents that can result in wrongful death.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents. Any time a driver isn’t paying attention to the road or is disobeying the rules of the road, they put other drivers around them in danger. This could be someone driving a car, a truck, or a bus. In an accident, they can collide with other people on the road or others not in motor vehicles, such as cyclists or pedestrians. The negligent driver can be held accountable for the accident.
  • Premises Liability. Premises liability applies to keeping properties safe for others who are on it. This could be a residence, place of business, or government building. If those in charge of the property don’t keep it safe, there’s a danger of people sustaining life-threatening injuries. For example, slip and fall accidents are a common type of premises liability accident. If someone slips because a staircase is covered in ice, they could fall and sustains severe brain damage that could result in a fatality.
  • Defective Products. Manufacturers and sellers of consumer goods have a responsibility to put safe products on the market. Sometimes the product has a flaw that makes it defective or otherwise hazardous. An auto part manufacturer could have a faulty brake system and put drivers at risk of an accident. Power tools could have wiring issues that lead to fire hazards.
  • Medical Malpractice. Medical malpractice is when a health care professional makes a mistake. If your loved one died from an allergic reaction to a drug they shouldn’t have been given, weren’t diagnosed in a timely manner, or didn’t receive the treatment they needed and should have gotten, then you may have a medical malpractice case.
  • Workplace Accidents. While there are those who work in more dangerous fields like construction workers who work around heavy machinery and may be working from heights, there are other fatal workplace injuries one can get that could be grounds for a lawsuit. If a job placed workers around hazardous chemicals, they may have suffered toxic exposure. Unfortunately, these chemicals can cause terminal illnesses that don’t present symptoms until the illness has developed. While treatment may help pain management or prolong the full effects of the disease, your loved one’s life may have been cut short due to a terrible illness that could have been avoided.

If your loved one lost their life because of the negligent actions of another, you can seek justice for them. Our attorneys in Midland understand each case is unique. Whether or not you see the reason why your loved one passed away in the list above, you should still reach out to discuss your case and its validity.

Wrongful Death Law in Texas

According to Sec. 71.002., an action can be brought forward if negligence causes an individual’s death. If a person’s wrongful act, neglect, or carelessness caused the injury and death of another person, they can be held liable.

Determining liability takes careful investigation. When our attorneys review your case, we’ll look at the scene of the accident to gather physical evidence. If anyone witnessed the accident, we’ll record their statements for additional information. We’ll also review your loved one’s medical records because they’ll show how the accident caused their fatal injuries.

Who Can Bring a Claim Forward in Midland?

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