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Nov 2
2020

Wrongful Death in Texas: Who Can File a Claim?

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy. Losing them in circumstances where their death was related to negligence makes it even worse.

A family in Hidalgo County recently found out how painful a wrongful death can be when their 22-year old family member died as a result of injuries allegedly sustained during an arrest. When someone you love dies because of the action (or inaction) of another, then you deserve compensation.

Here’s what you need to know about wrongful death claims in Texas – when you should consider filing a claim, who is legally allowed to do so, and time limits on filing.

What Does Wrongful Death Mean in Texas?

Wrongful death is defined in Texas as deaths caused by [...]

Jul 3
2020

TX Ranch Hand Families Have Less Protection in Wrongful Death Suits

Wrongful Death

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
2019

Wrongful Death Damages Texas Allows You to Claim

Wrongful Death

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
2019

Proving Fault in a Texas Wrongful Death Case

Wrongful Death

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
2018

Common Reasons Texans File for Wrongful Death Over the Holidays

Wrongful Death

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 [...]

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