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Dec 6
2018

Common Reasons Texans File for Wrongful Death Over the Holidays

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It’s hard to imagine during what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but statistics show that tragedy does strike during the holidays. When it results in the loss of a loved one, Texans are often left dealing with unexpected medical expenses, funeral costs, and the emotional trauma of the experience – all while trying to get through a time when everyone around them is cheery and celebrating togetherness.

If you find yourself in this type of situation, one of the easiest things to lose sight of is the fact that not all “accidents” are innocent or impossible to prevent. If another’s wrongful act, lack of skill, carelessness, or neglect led to your loved one’s death, this [...]

Sep 2
2018

Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuits: FAQs

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How do wrongful death cases work in Texas?

In this post, we’ll tell you all you need to know, and we’ll describe how a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

Wrongful Death in Texas: What the Law Says

Texas law states that you can seek compensation for any “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one party which results in the death of another.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death?

The law places restrictions on who can file a claim for wrongful death. People in these groups have the right to file a claim:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Children (whether minors or adults)
  • Biological parents
  • Adoptive parents
  • Adopted child with full
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Jun 21
2018

These Incidents Lead to the Most Wrongful Death Cases in Texas

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If a family member passes away due to the negligence of another, you can pursue a wrongful death case against them. Wrongful death cases are a form of personal injury law that can provide compensation to help loved ones recover damages and hold responsible parties accountable to help change behaviors and prevent accidents from happening again.

Wrongful death cases can address any of the tens of thousands of deaths that occur in Texas and throughout America each year due to some form of negligence. The following examples are the most common causes for wrongful death cases in Texas. If a loved one has passed away due to any of the following circumstances, you may want to take the necessary next [...]

Mar 2
2018

What Texans Need to Know about Filing for Wrongful Death

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If your loved one has died due to negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In this post, we’ll explain how wrongful death claims work in Texas. There are several different steps and rules you need to follow, and we can help you navigate the claim process.

Definition of Wrongful Death in Texas

Under Texas law, wrongful death is defined as follows:

“A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”

Examples of when a wrongful death claim may be filed include the following:

  • Drunk driving accident
  • Distracted driving accident
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