How Long Do Houston Wrongful Death Lawsuits Take?
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How long the wrongful death case takes in Houston, Harris County Texas depends on several factors. Generally, a lawsuit brought wrongful death of a family member can take from one to three years (excluding appeals).
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Factors influencing the time required
Most wrongful death cases start in litigation unless the insurance coverage is inadequate. Lawsuits are filed because the damages are significant. Insurance companies fight to pay as little as possible.
Most wrongful death cases require a lawsuit to get maximum compensation for your loss. If minor children are left behind, a lawsuit will be filed even if the case can settle.
One of the most significant considerations for how long a case takes is the response from the defendant regarding a settlement. Many cases are settled at mediation or after mediation but before trial.
Mediation is usually conducted after completion of discovery and all parties know the other’s positions. Discovery means written answers to questions, producing documents for the other side, and depositions of witnesses, family members, and defendants.
Trial preparation is time-consuming
Because the damages are significant with losing a family member, the preparation for the trial is always more detailed. Insurance companies want to explore every escape avenue before spending substantial sums of money. The family also wants to develop their case through their attorneys to be prepared for trial.
There is a saying, “The best way to settle your case is to be ready for trial”.
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Houston’s backlog of civil cases
Another factor is the backlog of cases that Houston judges face. Harris County judges have worked hard and tirelessly to move their caseload but have been hampered by shutdowns of parking facilities due to flooding and recently from the virus.
The backlog is like standing in line to have your day in court. If the line is not moving or moving slowly, there’s not much you can do to get a trial until those in front of you get their date in court.
Choosing the right attorney
How long the wrongful death case lasts can also depend on who you hire as your lawyer.
Call the Baumgartner Law Firm for a no-obligation consultation on your rights, options, and next steps. We have been helping families in Houston and Texas after losing a loved one for over three decades.
And in all that time, we have been undefeated in wrongful death lawsuits. Getting a preeminent-rated wrongful death attorney in Houston is a vital first step to protecting your financial future.
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We are very selective in the cases that we agree to handle to provide the best possible service to our clients. By limiting the number of cases that we accept, we can provide the time attention, and resources required to maximize compensation for our clients.
Accordingly, our practice is limited to cases involving substantial injury or a family who has lost a loved one. We have gained a reputation for handling 18-wheeler truck accidents, car and drunk driving crashes, daycare injury cases, and other serious injury and wrongful death matters. To learn more about the cases we cover, visit our practice areas page.
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