Defenses in a Wrongful Death SuitHave you been faced with a wrongful death suit? Defending yourself against a wrongful death suit may be a difficult and painful process; but with the right legal representation, it is possible to successfully accomplish a more favorable outcome. The following information may prepare you for what lies ahead; however, it is not intended to replace proper and sound legal counsel.
Wrongful Death Defenses: Proving CausationIn some cases, the defendant or decedentâ€™s conduct was at least partially the cause of the decedentâ€™s death. To satisfy this requirement, you must show a connection between the decedentâ€™s conduct and the injury leading to death.
Some examples of causation include:
- Multiple contributing factors to the decedentâ€™s death, shared by two parties
- A long period of willful negligence that the decedent was aware of
- The decedentâ€™s failure to obtain proper medical treatment when necessary
There are several examples of causation, so it is necessary to obtain immediate legal advice if you feel your case applies. For more information on causation, use the information below to contact our Texas law firm to request a free legal consultation.
Wrongful Death Defenses: Proving Contributory Negligence
Similar to causation, contributory negligence is conduct by the decedent or the decedentâ€™s beneficiaries that contributed to the death. Again, there are specific examples to which this defense applies; to inquire if your contributory negligence applies to your case, seek immediate legal assistance.
If you believe you have a legitimate defense against a wrongful death suit, our Texas law firm can advise you of your options during a free legal consultation.
In all matters involving wrongful death, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations. Call The Law Offices of Regis Mullen & Shane Mullen, Inc. now at (214) 747-5240 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM.
The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts
and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.