Deaths caused by negligence, carelessness, or reckless actions are particularly devastating because they may have been preventable.
Wrongful Death Law in Texas
Reckless driving or drunk driving, a defective product, dangerous conditions on public property – almost any type of accident can result in a wrongful death. When the actions or negligence of another results in death, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Texas, wrongful death lawsuits may be filed by the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased.
Families may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills for care prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future earning potential
- Loss of affection and other non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Our Bryan, TX wrongful death attorney has represented hundreds of grieving families over more than 12 years in practice. He knows the law and how to build a solid case that demonstrates liability of the responsible party. He can assess your situation and recommend the best way to move forward.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations
There is a two-year statute of limitations in the state of Texas for wrongful death claims. If you do not file your lawsuit before this time, you will not be able to seek compensation for your loss. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This will help you avoid missing any deadlines and allows your attorney time to investigate and prepare your case.