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Serving Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia

The unexpected death of a loved one can have a heavy financial and emotional impact on a family.

If the death was caused by the negligence of another, the surviving family members may be eligible for compensation. Contact our wrongful death attorneys at Hillin Law in Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, and we will review your case and ensure you get the justice you deserve.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths

Any incident where negligent behavior results in the death of another person can qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit. The negligence can be on the part of another individual or business entity. Some common causes of wrongful deaths include the following:

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Premises liability

  • Defective products

  • Medical malpractice

  • Work accidents

How Can I Prove Negligence in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to prove negligence in a wrongful death claim, you will need to show the following:

  • The victim’s death was caused by the defendant
  • The defendant intentionally, recklessly, or negligently caused the victim’s death or the defendant was strictly liable for the victim’s death
  • There are surviving beneficiaries or dependents
  • The victim’s death has caused monetary damages to the surviving beneficiaries or dependents

Proving negligence can be difficult, and the defendant(s) in your wrongful death claim are sure to have defenses for their accidents. The wrongful death attorneys from Hillin Law will investigate the accident your loved one was involved in. We can hire accident reconstruction specialists in order to determine fault, or work with medical expert witnesses to prove negligence on the part of a medical professional. We will do what it takes to prove your case and get you the compensation you are entitled to.

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Liability in Wrongful Death Cases

Depending on the nature of the accident, there may be many parties liable for wrongful death. For example, there may have been several people involved in a car accident, leaving you unsure of who actually caused it. Or, in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim, the negligent behavior of both a doctor and a nurse led to the death of your loved one. It is important to work with a wrongful death attorney who will investigate the accident in order to determine who is at fault and can be held liable for damages. Your attorney from Hillin Law will walk you through the entire process and explain your legal options when more than one party is involved.

What Damages Can I Be Eligible For In a Wrongful Death Claim?

Damages may be awarded to a wrongful death victim’s family for financial and emotional losses incurred as a result of the death. These damages can include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Grief
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of income the victim would have earned
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of care, protection, and companionship
  • Pain and suffering

Wrongful Death Lawyers

Hillin Law wrongful death attorneys in Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia area are proud to assist those who have been wronged and are now suffering the consequences. After the wrongful death of a loved one, the states of Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas and many other States only allow a two-year period in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit in most cases. So you should act now to preserve your right to bring justice to the loss of a loved one. The wrongful death lawyers from Hillin Law will work with you to determine if you have a viable legal claim and to secure your legal rights within the statute of limitations. Contact Hillin Law to speak with a wrongful death attorney who can help you through this difficult time.

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