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The passing of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience. If you lose a loved one in a preventable accident it can be even more devastating. The untimely, and unexpected loss of someone you love can cause serious emotional and financial hardship for you and your family. If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or negligence of another, your family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Negligence is all too common in today’s society. Often times, negligent or reckless actions can result in serious accidents and injuries. In the most extreme cases, these wrongful actions can result in the loss of life.
There is no doubt that the loss of a loved one is life altering to those who are left behind. Because our firm focuses solely on Texas personal injury law, The Texas Bulldog has the experience and resources necessary to secure the recovery needed after a wrongful death.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a civil action that seeks monetary damages for a careless, wrongful act, omission, or any negligence that results in a death. It is not the same thing as a criminal lawsuit. You are still able to take action against a responsible defendant in a wrongful death claim even if they were not criminally charged for the act that resulted in your loved one’s death. Texas’s wrongful death laws are unique and different from the laws of every other state in the country. Our lawyers have represented the families of victims killed due to the negligence of others. We have the experience and courtroom skills necessary to help you get a favorable verdict in court. Our attorneys focus on building strong cases and have the expertise to navigate the complexities of Texas wrongful death laws.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
You might be wondering who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In Texas, the law allows parents, children or spouses of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim. Siblings, grandparents and other distant relatives are not allowed to file a wrongful death claim. Additionally, a child is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Texas even if he or she is over the age of 18. If none of the eligible family members files a claim within three months of the death, an executor of the estate might be eligible to file a claim.
When a wrongful death case settles, the compensation received will usually be given to all of the family members affected by the death. During trial, our attorneys will demonstrate to the judge and jury the financial and personal losses suffered by each family member. Ultimately, the judge and jury will decide how the compensation is divided up.
Wrongful Death Compensation
The Texas Bulldog will work tirelessly to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. Our first goal is to determine that there was a person or organization responsible for your loss. We will use all of our resources to research your case and begin the suit. Our attorneys will take the time to get to know you and your family and discover all of the ways that your tragic loss has affected each of you, emotionally and financially. If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or negligence of another, you and your family might be able to pursue a wrongful death suit and get compensation for the following:
- Loss of income
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earning
- Loss of benefits and retirement funds
- Emotional pain and suffering
Similar to other cases, there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Texas. In Texas, the wrongful death claim must be filed within two years from the date of the death.
Contact Our Texas Wrongful Death Attorney
At The Miller Law Firm, we focus on helping injured victims and their families get the most they deserve of their financial recovery. We know that the success of your case depends on our hard work and dedication. Our attorneys will always go the extra mile from the initial investigation through all facets of the legal process to help you get the best outcome possible. The Texas Bulldog will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your case, whether negotiating with an insurance company or taking a case to trial. Contact Us today by calling 713-572-3333 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to discuss how we can help you favorably resolve your case.