Houston Wrongful Death Attorney
Mithoff Law is a trial-tested wrongful death law firm with real experience helping surviving family members handle complex wrongful death lawsuits with total respect and sensitivity for these tragic situations.
You do not have to seek justice for the wrongful death of a loved one alone; you need the assistance of a wrongful death law firm with deep experience helping families in the aftermath of a wrongful death.
Between the emotional and financial shock of a wrongful death, you need a Houston wrongful death attorney you can rely on to handle the complexities and stress of a wrongful death lawsuit so that you and your family can focus on healing and rebuilding.
“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”
– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017
Mithoff and his team — all highly acclaimed in their own right — have won several high profile legal cases, including:
$80 Million Settlement in Hurricane Rita Bus Fire Cases
When 23 nursing home residents died in a bus crash while evacuating from Hurricane Rita our experienced law firm took on several cases, and served as Lead Liaison Counsel for all of the Plaintiffs. Our attorneys and experts performed an in-depth investigation, reconstructing the accident and determining that the accident was caused by insufficient lubrication on a rear axle which overheated and caused the fire. As Lead Liaison Counsel, Mithoff Law successfully negotiated an $80 million settlement in behalf of the injured and surviving relatives.
$32 Million Jury Verdict in Trucking Crash
A $32 million jury verdict for persons who were killed or seriously injured and burned when an 18-wheeler slammed into a line of traffic stopped by a minor accident.
$24.7 Million Jury Verdict Against Rental Car Company and Drunk Driver
A $24.7 million jury verdict for the family of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver, despite having multiple citations and a suspended license.
What is considered a wrongful death?
Legally, deaths caused by another party’s negligent or criminal actions may be considered a wrongful death. In this context, negligence can refer to a variety of actions or poor decisions that contributed to or ultimately caused someone else’s death.
Common examples of wrongful death include:
What to do following a wrongful death
The shock and sorrow surviving family members feel in the wake of a wrongful death can leave you vulnerable and exhausted, which can make it difficult to navigate your legal options.
Before you sign or agree to anything, it is imperative that you contact a wrongful death law firm immediately. Successfully proving negligence and fault in a wrongful death case requires careful investigation and reliable evidence, both of which are easier to obtain when you act quickly.
Furthermore, families hoping to file suit for wrongful death are subject to the statute of limitations set by their state. In Texas, the statute of limitations on a wrongful death claim is typically two years.
Your Houston wrongful death attorney at Mithoff Law
Mithoff Law has helped families recover millions in complex wrongful death cases involving car accidents, workplace accidents, and even aviation disasters. We know that this is the last call you ever wanted to make, and we promise to do everything we can to make this process as comfortable for you and your family as possible.