Understanding Texas Wrongful Death Claims
Although all states have wrongful death laws, individual states differ in many areas, including who may seek compensation for wrongful death.
The Dallas wrongful death attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have comprehensive knowledge of Texas wrongful death law. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, our lawyers may be able to help you and other eligible family members pursue the financial security you need.
In Texas, wrongful death regulations are established in Title Four, Chapter 71, of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Following are some basic elements of Texas wrongful death law.
Who can Seek Compensation for Wrongful Death?
Per Texas statute, the spouse, children or parents of the decedent may seek compensation for the wrongful death.
A common-law spouse or adopted children may also file a wrongful death claim. Because there are special exceptions to Texas’ wrongful death statute, the lawyers at Guajardo & Marks offer complimentary, no-obligation consultations to help you determine if you’re eligible to seek monetary damages via a wrongful death case.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death
Under Texas wrongful death law, family members generally have two years from the date of the incident that caused a loved one’s death to file a lawsuit.
There are also exceptions to this rule. If you believe a family member’s death was the result of another person’s negligence, it is advisable to discuss the circumstances with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney.
Fault in Wrongful Death Cases
Establishing liability in Texas wrongful death cases requires proving that your family member’s death was directly caused by the defendant’s “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness or default.” Our lawyers have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your case, and help you and your family move forward.
Additional Wrongful Death Information
If you believe a family member’s death was caused by the carelessness of another, please contact Guajardo & Marks online or call (972) 774-9800 for your free consultation. We welcome clients from the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and nationwide.
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