Richardson Wrongful Death Lawyers
Let MAS Law Help You Find Justice for Your Loved One
Few things are worse than losing a loved one in a preventable accident.
You likely may have many questions about how to move forward, let alone
how to handle the abrupt changes that follow a death.
Wrongful death is defined as a fatality resulting from a “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness,
unskillfulness, or default." It is important that you hold the right
people responsible for the untold damage they caused. Our Richardson wrongful
death attorneys at MAS Law can help you build a strong case to obtain
a favorable result.
(972) 460-9339 or
contact MAS Law online to schedule your free consultation with a Richardson wrongful death lawyer.
When to File a Lawsuit
While not all fatalities are preventable and worthy of seeking damages,
those which are can be difficult to prove. MAS Law offers free consultations
to help you better understand which angle to take and how to proceed.
We have earned millions of dollars in damage awards for our clients, and
our wrongful death lawyers in Richardson, TX know what it takes to strategize
Wrongful death lawsuits in Texas can be filed for:
It is important to note that wrongful death lawsuits are not criminal offenses.
If a crime was committed that led to a death, it will be prosecuted by
the state rather than brought forth by the loved ones of the victim. The
statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. The
sooner you get started, the better your chances will be of gathering all
the right evidence and building a strong case for a favorable outcome.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Unlike some states, Texas allows many parties to file a wrongful death
claim on behalf of a loved one. These parties include a surviving spouse,
children of the deceased, and parents, including adoptive parents. These
parties have the option to file a claim together or one of them may choose
to file a claim alone. A representative of the deceased estate is also
eligible to file a claim if no family member has filed one within three
months of the deceased’s passing, as long as a family member has
not requested that no claim be filed.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Recovering the damages your family deserves after losing a loved one can
bring the peace of mind knowing your expenses can be paid and the negligent
party was brought to justice. According to Texas Statutes section 71.001,
family members of the deceased can recover damages for the following:
- Loss of companionship or support
- Mental and emotional pain and suffering
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost inheritance
Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims
When it comes to filing a wrongful death claim, it's important to be aware
of the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations sets a time
limit for how long you have to file a lawsuit after the death of a loved
one. In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for wrongful death
claims is generally two years from the date of the person's death.
However, there are certain exceptions and circumstances that may affect
the timeline. For example, if the death was caused by medical malpractice,
the statute of limitations may be different. It's crucial to consult with
an experienced wrongful death lawyer to understand the specific deadlines
and requirements for your case.
At MAS Law, our Richardson wrongful death lawyers have extensive knowledge
of the laws surrounding wrongful death claims in Texas. We can guide you
through the legal process, ensuring that your claim is filed within the
appropriate timeframe to protect your rights and seek the justice your
loved one deserves.
Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discuss your
wrongful death case. Our compassionate attorneys are here to provide you
with the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Now
Our team of Richardson wrongful death lawyers want to help. During your
free consultation, we will go over what happened and how to make sure
you are prepared for the challenges ahead. Because of Texas’ comparative
negligence laws, the defendant will be able to avoid paying a full settlement
by assigning blame to the victim. Let our team fight to avoid this.
You may be entitled to recover money lost from:
- Healthcare costs
- Funeral expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Lost inheritance
Building a case to seek damages for a wrongful death not only helps you
and your family move on from this tragedy, but it also helps prevent similar
accidents from happening in the future. With punitive damages and requirements
to increase safety, you may play a key role in keeping people safe. Call
our Texas wrongful death lawyers today and
get started on your case.
(972) 460-9339 now to get started on your case with a wrongful death attorney near you.
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