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Jul 3

TX Ranch Hand Families Have Less Protection in Wrongful Death Suits

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One recent example, the case of a ranch hand killed on the job after being trampled by livestock, highlights some of the often-confusing rules surrounding wrongful death suits in the state. Specifically, this case brings to light laws that protect certain defendants.

In this post, we’re going to cover what these laws say and discuss in greater detail the different laws surrounding who can and can’t sue for wrongful death in the state of Texas. We’ll then cover some specific examples of cases where a person would be able to sue for wrongful death.

What Does the Law Say About Wrongful Death in Texas?

Wrongful death covers an extremely wide range of ways in which a person could potentially [...]

Nov 8

Wrongful Death Damages Texas Allows You to Claim

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Few things are more devastating than the untimely loss of a loved one, particularly if that tragic loss could have been prevented but for the negligence of the responsible party.

The consequences of this kind of loss are felt for decades. Children grow up without a parent, and spouses are left without love and companionship. The decedent is often the breadwinner of the household, in which case this loss could be detrimental to the entire family’s financial future.

Fortunately, in Texas, the surviving family may be able to file a wrongful death suit to compensate for financial losses and to find closure for the enormous emotional losses from the incident. In this post, we share the types of wrongful death [...]

Mar 17

Proving Fault in a Texas Wrongful Death Case

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If the last few years have revealed anything about policing in this country, it’s that things are a lot more complicated and nuanced than some people previously realized. Cops get scared. They make decisions based on biases they probably don’t even realize they have. They make mistakes.

Such was the case in Houston last year when a deputy shot and killed a 35-year-old man. He was banging on cars as they passed, and when the deputy got out and told him to stop, he approached aggressively. That, unfortunately, was enough for the deputy to fire a single shot to his chest, killing him. He was fired from his job shortly after, and later indicted.

Police have a tough job. [...]

Dec 6

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

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
Jun 21

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

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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