Richardson Wrongful Death Lawyers

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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.

Dial (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 effectively.

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.

Dial (972) 460-9339 now to get started on your case with a wrongful death attorney near you. Our firm offers free consultations.

Texas Wrongful Death FAQ

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Texas?

In Texas, a surviving spouse, children of the deceased, parents (including adoptive parents), and representatives of the deceased's estate can file a wrongful death claim. They can file the claim together or individually.

What is the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas is two years. It is important to start the legal process as soon as possible to gather evidence and build a strong case.

How can filing a wrongful death lawsuit help prevent similar accidents?

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit not only helps the family seek justice and recover damages, but it can also lead to increased safety measures and prevention of similar accidents in the future. Punitive damages and safety requirements may be imposed as a result of the lawsuit.


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