Wrongful Death Attorney in Austin
Losing a loved one can be the most devastating thing to a family or an individual. Your rock, your strength, your confidence and security, could all be taken away from you in an instant. While death is a valid fear to have for yourself or any of your loved ones, it can be a difficult thing to cope with after an accident in which a life was lost too soon. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and sometimes be the fault of another party’s wrongdoing. These losses strike families to the core, leaving people in confusion and at a loss as to what to do or where to go. That is why the legal experts at Colley & Colley L.L.P. are here to help.
Being mad and angry at a situation is completely understandable after a life has been taken. There were so many factors that lead up to the passing and accident, some of which could not have been seen coming and others that you may strongly feel could have been prevented. Personal Injury Law is in place to assure those suffering at the death of a provider and caregiver aren’t left uneasy about another party not seeing repentance for a mistake they may have made. It is in times like these that your loss should not go suffered and unnoticed, but rather remedied at least in some form to help cope with what has been lost and the hardships to come.
What Could Come After A Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, you should consider hiring an attorney from Colley & Colley, LLP. There are so many aspects of your life that could change after their departure from life, and the negative ones should not leave you alone and helpless. Our attorneys know that money won’t bring your loved one back, but a wrongful death suit can help you recover some of what you have lost. While emotional tolls cannot necessarily be calculated, there are other things that could be hard to deal with such as:
- Medical and Funeral Expenses – Should an accident arise, it is likely that the victim will receive some form of medical attention in an attempt to preserve their life. An ambulance ride or an airlift could take them straight to the hospital, and immediate surgery might be performed in hopes that they could have a shot at life. Unfortunately in a wrongful death suit, these medical attempts fall short and as a result the inevitable bills from the hospital will be med with funeral costs. Dealing with the expenses of a burial in such a time of mourning can be difficult. The casket costs, funeral home rentals, and plot purchases, are all so sudden and unplanned that it could cost thousands of dollars to give your loved one the peaceful resting place they deserve.
- Lost Income and Future Gains – With the passing of a loved one, more than just an emotional attachment is lost. The monetary standpoint which they had upon your life has now been swept away and you could be forced to face the reality of their death alongside the reality that hardships are soon to come. Their income and paychecks may have been a strong help to your family’s well being. On top of a loss of monthly income, other benefits and future gains are now depleted in most cases. Often times if the victim was the primary health benefit and insurance holder through their job, those policies could become nullified after their passing. This leaves any hopes of maintaining your life and well being through things like bonuses and retirement funds dissipated.
- Loss of Care, Guidance, Love, and Support – Not everything lost can be measured monetarily. Sometimes the deceased is actually a strong and important individual that provides a significant amount of comfort and guidance to the family. Their role in the family’s whole being can be torn away after a wrongful death and might have a hard time being mended. These important life roles that are lost cannot be entirely bought back, but easing the pain of what is to come is the least our legal services can help do.
Losing a loved one can be an incredibly stressful experience for anyone, but when that loss stems from the wrongdoing of another person, the stress is magnified.
Colley & Colley, LLP has collected $2.5 million in a settlement against a major automobile manufacturer for dangerous design of gas tanks, which resulted in fuel-fed fire, causing death.
Wrongful death cases can stem from:
- Criminal behavior
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- And any other situation where someone’s negligence resulted in loss of life.
The Devastation of the Loss of a Loved One
The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience that no money in the world can make up for. If your spouse, parent or child lost his or her life due to the negligence of another person, this can bring about a number of financial costs and future financial problems for which you were not prepared.
There are many different circumstances that can lead to wrongful death. Reckless and intoxicated vehicle drivers far too often cause horrible car accidents that lead to the death of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, or other car drivers who were taking any precautions they could to stay safe in traffic. Work accidents caused by defective machinery, failure to adhere to safety standards, and chemical exposure at workplaces often cause injuries to workers and can even result in an employee’s death. Manufacturing defects to cars, motorcycles and bicycles can lead to deadly accidents, for which the manufacturer or distributor can be held liable. Doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners make mistakes during surgeries, mix up prescriptions and wrongly diagnose conditions. Such malpractice can cause new injuries, the aggravation of existing conditions and in some cases even death.
For any of these cases, a negligent party can be held liable for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one can seriously disrupt the lives of those that are left behind. A spouse, children and parents can all suffer from serious mental trauma after the death of their loved one and might never be able to fully cope with their loss. The money that can be retrieved from a wrongful death claim can help pay for the financial expenses related to the victim’s death, but also help compensate for non-economic costs related to their wrongful death.
To retrieve compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one it is important that you seek help from an experienced wrongful death attorney. Because insurance companies are aware that most people don’t know their rights in wrongful death cases they almost never offer settlements which include all the damages that you can receive compensation for. To make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve, you should hire a lawyer who knows exactly what your rights are and how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies.
The Colley & Colley, LLP wrongful death attorneys know how to deal with big insurance companies that try to offer low settlements and will use their experience and legal expertise to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to.
Attorneys Paul Colley Jr. And Susan J. Colley have devoted their lives to helping victims of personal injury accidents and family members who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident get the justice that they deserve. The Colley & Colley law firm has dealt with all types of wrongful death cases. Our legal team knows what it takes to get the deserved compensation for family members of victims who lost their lives due to another party’s negligence. While every wrongful death case is different, we have the experience and legal skills that are needed to successfully handle your wrongful death case.
We Can Help
The attorneys at Colley & Colley, LLP have been practicing for more than 30 years, so they know how to navigate the complexities of wrongful death cases. We’ll use our experience to help you get the justice your loved one deserves.