Wrongful Death Claims
Negligent Loss of Life
Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence? The loss of a spouse, child, or family member is tragic. Your grief may be excruciating, but we are here to help. You will have an experienced personal injury litigation attorney on your side to help you with the most stressful event of your life.
Types of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death causes include:
- Medical malpractice
- Criminal behavior
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Drunk drivers
- Workplace injuries
- Defective products
- Slip and fall claims
Wrongful Death Claims
In Texas, heirs are entitled to claims for damages because of the loss of a loved one in certain death situations. The heirs may be entitled to compensation which includes loss of society, loss of companionship, and loss of support.
The estate of a deceased person are entitled to claims for the losses due to an untimely death. The estate may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and medical bills related to the death.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
To bring a wrongful death lawsuit against another in the state of Texas, one must prove four essential elements which include:
- The death of another human being.
- There must be evidence that the death was caused by someone else’s wrongful acts or negligence.
- There must be financial and other losses resulting from the death.
- The lawsuit must be brought about by a member of the deceased’s immediate family or dependents.
Two-Year Limit to File
In Texas, there is a two-year statute of limitation on filing wrongful death actions. It is therefore important to speak with and retain an attorney immediately after the death of a spouse, child or family member.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In a wrongful death lawsuit one can potentially recover:
- Lost income and future earnings
- Lost benefits and Social Security
- Medical and funeral costs
- Lost inheritance
- Lost companionship and parental guidance
- Pain and suffering
- General damages
Attorneys Experienced with Wrongful Death Cases
If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence and you are considering a wrongful death action in Texas, you need to consult with and hire an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Owens Law Firm, we can provide experienced and dedicated legal representation in such matters. The Owens Law Firm will fight for you and win you the compensation you deserve helping to bring some balance back to your life.