The Coronavirus has had a monumental impact on Sugar Land. With one of the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas, Sugar Land and Fort Bend County have a long road ahead to recovery. Residents are asked to take precautions for each other, and especially for the most vulnerable groups.

Some people will get sick despite doing everything in their power to minimize contact with others. Others may get sick because of the negligence of others, whether that is an employer, a property owner, or a person who refuses to stay home despite testing positive for COVID-19. For Sugar Land residents who suffer losses from another’s negligence, they may seek justice with the help of a Coronavirus lawyer for their wrongful death or permanent injury case.

What is a COVID-19 Negligence Lawsuit?

Sugar Land residents have particular duties under Fort Bend County Judge KP George’s stay at home order. If you are a non-essential employer, you are required to do what is necessary to keep your employees home. If you are an essential business, you must minimize the risk to your employees. If you are entrusted with the health or well-being of others, such as an apartment complex or a nursing home, you are also entrusted to reasonably keep your residents safe. If you breach that duty to others, that may be considered negligence.

However, for a viable Coronavirus permanent injury or wrongful death case, you will also need to prove that their negligence directly caused your damages. This may prove to be more difficult, as there’s no record of exactly where and when the virus spreads to another person. You will need to link the COVID-19 wrongful death or permanent injury to a specific action or policy by the entity with the duty.

What Are the Potential Damages for Contracting the Coronavirus?

Many of those who contract the Coronavirus will not return to full health. The most common irreversible damages from the Coronavirus include:

  • Permanent lung scarring
  • Damage to lung air sacs (alveoli)
  • Kidney damage
  • Sepsis
  • Death

While the news focuses primarily on the number of deaths, an even greater number of people will have permanent damage as a result of the body’s struggle with COVID-19. If these injuries were caused by the negligence of others, the injured party may be entitled to seek justice for the irreversible damage done to their body. Additionally, any wages missed from work, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering are also recoverable in a Sugar Land Coronavirus lawsuit.

Ask a Sugar Land Lawyer about Coronavirus Wrongful Deaths and Permanent Injuries

The Coronavirus is new territory for all Americans, but the principles of the law stay the same: those who negligently or recklessly harm others may be held accountable for the damages they cause. Those who have been damaged by the negligence of others can demand full justice for the harm they have endured.

If you have questions about your legal rights in a wrongful death and permanent injury lawsuit, please call our office for a free consultation. A Sugar Land Coronavirus lawyer will be happy to answer your questions or concerns.