What Are the Chances of Winning a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Texas?

January 2, 2024 | Wrongful Death

A family member has lost their life due to the negligence of another person. It is an incredible tragedy, and for most families, it can be terrifying to think about what the future holds. That is especially true when you are dependent on that individual’s income. What are the chances of winning a wrongful death lawsuit? What can you do about improving your ability to recover losses?

At the Bonilla Law Firm, our Austin wrongful death lawyer takes your claims seriously. If your family member lost their life due to the negligence of another, seek out our legal team for immediate help. 

How Likely Is It That You Will Win Your Lawsuit?

There are many factors that play a role in the ability to prove negligence in a wrongful death case. There is no way to know what your chances are without looking at all of the facts. This is why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case with you.

However, there are several factors that typically play a role in your outcome. That includes:

  • Recognizing that the other party had a duty of care. That is, they had a reasonable expectation to keep the other party safe. They did not act in a manner others would have.
  • Their specific actions were a breach of that duty. You also need to prove that they breached the duty of care by acting in some manner that was reckless or, in some situations, intentional.
  • The actions or inactions of that party are what led to the death of your family member. There needs to be a clear indication of causation.
  • Finally, you also need to show that there was financial loss. This could be in the form of final medical care they needed and funeral costs.

Often, the biggest factor in proving negligence is having enough evidence to support the process. Our legal team has the ability to seek out evidence you may not have access to, such as work and maintenance logs and medical records from the at-fault party. We also can provide you with a legal strategy that may improve the odds of winning your case.

Ultimately, we need to prove negligence happened. Then, we need to provide that you and your family member’s estate suffered directly because of the negligence they created. Other factors can play a role in this, too, including the ability of your attorney to gather evidence, the statute of limitations on your case, and whether or not you can show that you are owed financial compensation as a family member.

Let Us Take a Closer Look at Your Case During a Free Consultation 

While we cannot guarantee outcomes, we can tell you more about your chances of winning a wrongful death lawsuit during a free consultation. We encourage you to contact us now to obtain the legal support you need in this difficult case. With over 30 years of experience protecting accident victims, we are confident we can help you with your case. Call us now.