Carrying the financial burden left by a fatal accident only brings added stress, frustration, anger, and uncertainty. The last thing you want to worry about is "Can I afford a wrongful death lawyer?" That's why our wrongful death attorneys offer a free case evaluation.
Wrongful death claims, unlike other cases, often require immediate action to preserve evidence of the responsible party’s fault. Any delay could mean that critical evidence is lost forever. Don't worry about fees, we only get compensated when you do.
Many times a wrongful death case can present daunting legal challenges. Our attorneys have the resources to help you and your family obtain the financial compensation you deserve, and to ensure that any medical or hospital expenses associated with your loss are paid in full.
Our law office is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses. Steven C. Lee & Associates have earned a reputation as lawyers who listen with compassion and help their clients deal with the hardships resulting from their loss.
We will work diligently and aggressively to ensure that the insurance companies and the jury understand the depth of your loss.SPEAK WITH STEVE
Air disasters in both private and commerical aviation are often fatal. We represent the loved ones of passengers killed in crashes involving commercial airliners, helicopters, air ambulances, medevac transports, commuter airlines, and private planes. Airplane disasters are often due to negligence of the pilot or maintenance crew.
We help families determine what led to the wrongful death of their loved one, and who should be held accountable for their death. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian collision, call now for a free consultation with the wrongful death attorneys at Steven C. Lee & Associates.
There are two patients in every delivery room; the mother and her baby. Maternal deaths are almost all preventable. Deaths during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, or in the 6 week period after delivery may be the fault of medical malpractice on behalf of the hospital or physician. Infant deaths are likewise often preventable, and tragic.
If your loved one was hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle that resulted in their death, we can help. Our attorneys will investigate and discover the fault or negligence and cause of the accident, and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
A large percentage of Texas motorcycle accidents are the result of a motorcycle crash with a car, or truck where the driver simply fails to see the motorcyclist. We help families understand what happens after a loved one has passed in a crash.
Families or cyclists who have been impacted by the premature death of a loved one due to another driver’s negligence have the right to justice. A bicycle is no match against a car or truck. We help the families of riders killed in bicycle accidents.
The massive weight and size of commercial trucks and eighteen-wheelers often lead to severe injuries and wrongful death when accidents occur involving passenger vehicles. We help families hold the trucking and insurance companies accountable.
Our accident attorneys are experienced in handling boating accident cases and work closely with highly qualified experts to successfully try each case and prove that when negligence by the boat's operator or defects in the boat caused injury or death.
According to reports by the CDC, 30% of all children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injuries died from drowning. If you lost a loved on in a fatal drowning accident, we can help you get civil justice for your losses.
If you lost a loved one as the result of a dangerous prescription drug, over the counter medication, herbal supplement, vitamin, or defective medical device, our experienced pharmaceutical liability law attorneys will stand up for your rights and seek justice on your behalf.
As a consumer, you have the rightful expectation that the products you purchase will not injure you because of faulty craftsmanship or haphazard maintenance. When companies fail to conduct the necessary studies and tests to ensure their products' safety, it can be deadly.
There are many causes of construction accident deaths, but whatever happens to cause a construction accident death, the results are the same. We believe families should hold employers and contractors responsible when their actions or lack of care causes a wrongful death..
Our medical malpractice and wrongful death attorneys assist relatives of the deceased in pursuing financial compensation, ensuring that outstanding medical bills, loss of earnings, and other related issues are also taken into consideration.
Most wrongful deaths in nursing homes occur because of substandard care and negligence taking place over a matter of days, weeks, or months. Because so many of the victims in nursing homes are elderly and sick, few survive ongoing abuse and neglect.
Our product liability attorneys understand how difficult it is when an baby or child passes because of a defective car seat. In cases involving the wrongful death of a child, we work hard and fight aggressively to bring justice and closure to the victim's family.
Seats belts are intended to save lives and prevent injuries, but when they are defective and fail, vehicle occupants can suffer serious personal injuries and wrongful death. If a seat belt failed to lock up in a crash and caused the death of one of your loved ones, call us. We can help.
Do not assume the loss of a loved one from an airbag could not have been prevented. Our product liability lawyers will undertake a thorough investigation to determine what happened and what caused their injuries. Then we will build a case and pursue full monetary compensation for damages.
Serious and fatal accidents can occur if tires have defects in their design or manufacture, or have been incorrectly fitted. Tire explosions or tread separation can be catastrophic. They often cause vehicle crashes and rollovers, resulting in serious injury or fatality.
For more than 28 years, Steven C. Lee has been helping people in need. Steve is a graduate of The University Of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. After graduating, Mr. Lee worked for several boutique law firms specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. In 1995, he started Steven C. Lee & Associates in Austin, Texas. He has been fighting for his clients' rights and due justice ever since. As of 2015, Mr. Lee is now recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation.
As a Personal Injury lawyer, Mr. Lee has handled hundreds of cases through settlement and trial. In doing so, he has recovered many millions of dollars for his clients (including $7,500,000 for the victim of a trucking accident in 2016). His hard work and success in the courtroom have earned him a spot in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Lee is also a member of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Lee is licensed to practice throughout the State of Texas, the United States Federal Court for the Western District, and the United States Supreme Court. He also believes in giving back to the community. Attorney Lee is a board member of The Care Communities, an organization committed to providing care and comfort to those facing life threatening illness. Steve and his office have also adopted a portion of Bouldin Creek through Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB).
The law allows for the parents, spouses, and children of the decedent to bring a suit in a Texas court for damages caused by the wrongful death. Siblings of the decedent may not bring a claim for the loss of a brother or sister. A partner in a same-sex relationship is not permitted under Texas law to bring a wrongful death action. A survival claim may be brought by the decedent’s estate or heirs to recover for medical and funeral expenses and for any mental anguish the decedent experienced prior to the death. If the decedent died immediately, there is no claim for the decedent’s mental anguish.
The court will look into certain factors in determining you and your family's financial loss. This includes the earning potential of the decedent, his or her health, life expectancy, and assets. If the decedent was a housekeeper and did not have an outside job, you are still entitled to financial loss based on the value of the decedent’s role in childcare, housekeeping, and assistance with the family’s daily living needs. For your emotional loss, the jury or trier-of-fact will consider the strength of the relationship between you and the decedent. As your attorneys, we fight for you in court to make sure you are fully compensated.
To prove financial loss, we often retain a financial expert to review the decedent’s employment records and history along with other factors to arrive at figure that values the compensation the decedent would have earned over his or her remaining working life. For emotional losses, we will review in depth with you the relationship you and other family members had with the decedent. We include family biographies, photographs, and testimonials. If exemplary damages are possible, such as in a drunk driving fatality or assault case, we will gather the evidence needed to support your exemplary damage claim.
Wrongful death claims can involve enormous sums of monetary compensation. If your claim is against a corporation or large business entity, or involves medical malpractice, the defendants will often retain a large and experienced team of defense lawyers who will attempt to intimidate you and contest your claim every step of the way. For this reason, you need an wrongful death attorney who is experienced with handling large and sophisticated claims and have been successful in achieving the results you and your family deserve. We have the proven track record to fight and win against large corporations.