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A Successful Wrongful Death Suit Begins With An Experienced Attorney

The loss of a loved one is never an easy thing to go through. Thinking back on happier days and wishing that you had more time with them is a constant thought running through your mind. What’s even more excruciating, is knowing that your loss is due to the actions or inactions of another person or entity. Luckily, there is a legal remedy for your pain and suffering, as well as the financial hardship that you have had to endure. With the help of an experienced attorney, you will be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible for the early demise of your family member.

A Successful Wrongful Death Suit Begins With An Experienced Attorney

Under Texas law, surviving spouses, children, and parents may seek compensation if the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one party causes the death of another. According to well-known legal matters publisher, Nolo.com, grieving survivors can file a lawsuit by themselves or they can get together and file a lawsuit as a group. They may be compensated for the loss of comfort and companionship, emotional and mental anguish, loss of potential future earnings, loss of care, maintenance, and support, as well as lost inheritance.

Aside from monetary compensation, surviving family members can also ask for punitive damages. Punitive or exemplary damages are meant to punish the parties that caused the wrongful death. These damages send a strong message that gross negligence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

The executor of the deceased person’s estate or personal representative may file a wrongful death suit if the family of the deceased doesn’t file a lawsuit within three months of the deceased’s death. From the date of the deceased death, you have two years to file a wrongful death suit, according to Texas’ statute of limitations. There are exceptions to the two-year timeframe that should be discussed with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to find out what your options are.

Clay Hinds is a passionate attorney that fights for the rights of his clients. He is dedicated to helping people who have suffered serious personal injury. He has also handled a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. Land boundary disputes, breach of contract, workers compensation; divorce, and mechanic lien enforcement are just some of the cases that he has tried.

Born and raised in Texas, Clay Hinds attended law school at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio and received his law degree in 1988. He is a member of the Ellis County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and a 22-year member of the American Association for Justice.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please accept our heartfelt condolences. At your earliest convenience, contact us to discuss legal strategies for your wrongful death lawsuit. Clay Hinds will see to it that justice is served.

Injury Claims for a Motorcycle Accident

The world around us can be both unpredictable and somewhat dangerous.  For motorcyclists, the danger they face is pretty obvious. The possibility of having an accident is much greater. Rest assure that a motorcycle accident attorney can help guide you with your personal injury case.

Injury Claims for a Motorcycle Accident

Not being surrounded by a protective shell, as you would be in an vehicle, can leave you vulnerable to serious injury upon impact with a car, truck, or asphalt pavement. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can occur at any time and any place. Besides the motorcycle rider being injured, there is the possibility of injury to the rider’s passenger, or even a pedestrian being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

According to trusted news source, United Press International (UPI), “Motorcyclist deaths in the United States topped 5,000 last year — a 10 percent increase from 2014.”

This is why you need an experienced attorney who will see that your best interests are being served. While you are recuperating from your injuries, you want to make sure that you will be able to pay your monthly living expenses, as well as your hospital bills. Many people have had to file for bankruptcy because of the medical expenses they incurred due to catastrophic illness or injury. Having a knowledgeable attorney in your corner can make all the difference in the world.

Simply put, Clay Hinds is an attorney that will fight for everything that you are entitled to. As a highly skilled litigator, he has the tenacity and grit to get the desired results for his clients. During his legal career, Clay has handled a wide array of criminal and civil lawsuits. His natural ability to help people with serious personal injuries has served his clients well.

Clay has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1988, and he is able to practice all areas of law, as well as being able to practice in all parts of Texas. Contact us to set up a consultation to discuss your legal situation. Clay Hinds, Attorney at Law is here to help you.