Wrongful DeathWhat is Defined as Wrongful Death?

June 28, 2023by kelleyfirm0

Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, especially when it happens as a result of someone else’s wrongful act or negligence. In the state of Texas, wrongful death is defined as the death of a person caused by a wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default. If your loved one’s death falls under this definition, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. At Kelley Law Firm, we are here to help you navigate the complexities of wrongful death cases and fight for justice on behalf of your loved one.

Examples of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims can arise from various circumstances, including negligence-related accidents, medical malpractice, intentional misconduct, and violent acts. Some common examples include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, and dangerous property conditions. If your loved one passed away due to any of these or similar incidents, it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine your legal options.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas

In Texas, certain family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased. Typically, the surviving spouse, children, and/or parents of the decedent are eligible to file the claim. If none of these individuals initiate the lawsuit within three months of the date of death, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate may file the claim unless all eligible family members expressly request otherwise.

It is crucial to be aware of the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas. Generally, you have two years from the date of death to initiate legal action. Failing to file within this time frame may result in the dismissal of your case. Therefore, it is vital to act promptly and seek the assistance of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney who can guide you through the legal process.

How Kelley Law Firm Can Help

At Kelley Law Firm, our compassionate team of wrongful death attorneys understands the emotional and financial hardships you may be facing after losing a loved one. We are committed to providing you with the support, guidance, and aggressive representation needed to seek justice and financial compensation. Our attorneys will meticulously investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death, gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a strong case on your behalf. We will strive to hold the responsible party accountable and seek maximum compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering.

Contact Kelley Law Firm Today

If you have tragically lost a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful act or negligence, do not hesitate to seek legal help. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Kelley Law Firm are here to provide you with compassionate support and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today at (972) 853-5398 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case. Remember, time is of the essence, so act quickly to protect your rights and honor the memory of your loved one.

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