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. MAS Law can help you build a strong case to obtain a favorable result.
Dial (972) 460-9339 or contact MAS Law online to schedule your free consultation.
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 we know what it takes to strategize effectively.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed for:
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Lack of necessary safety equipment
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
Schedule Your Initial ConsultationNow
Our team wants 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 us today and get started on your case.
Dial (972) 460-9339 now to get started on your case. Our firm offers free consultations.
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