Wrongful Death Lawyers and Law Firms
A wrongful death has occurred when a person is killed due to the negligence or other liability of a person or entity. Surviving beneficiaries and dependents are entitled to monetary damages in instances of wrongful death.
The basic elements of a wrongful death claim are:
According to Chapter 16 of Texas Civil Practices and Remedies, Texas has a two year statute of limitations in most instances of wrongful death, so act quickly or you may lose your chance to recover damages.
Wrongful Death FAQ's
What constitutes "Wrongful Death"?
A "wrongful death" occurs when an individual's death was caused by another through wrongful conduct, whether by intentional or negligent means.
What damages can be recovered in the event of a wrongful death?
Wrongful death actions in Texas may be able to recover nominal and punitive damages. In other words, one may be able to recover actual damages (medical and funeral expences, loss of anticipated wages, loss of pension benefits) as well as damages for pain and suffering or mental anguish to the survivors
Who can file a "Wrongful Death" claim?
Surviving beneficiaries, dependents, parents or the administrator of the estate of the individual who suffered a wrongful death.
How do I file a "Wrongful Death" claim?
Contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer. There are many complex legal issues involved in filing a wrongful death case, and an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you through this difficult time.
How much does it cost to file a "Wrongful Death" claim?
Many attorneys will handle wrongful death cases on a contingency fee, meaning there is no out of pocket cost to you., and no cost at all unless you win. The lawyer will simply be paid a percentage of the recovery if you receive a settlement or judgement in the wrongful death case.
How long do I have to file a "Wrongful Death" claim?
Texas has a two year statute of limitations in most instances of wrongful death, although in a few cases you have up to ten years to act. Contact a wrongful death lawyer immediately to determine the exact length of time you have to act. If you wait too long, you may not be able to file your case.
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