Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys
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If you lost a family member in a tragic accident, we encourage you to contact the Daspit Law Firm for a free consultation. Our Houston wrongful death lawyers have extensive experience fighting for the rights of accident victims and their families, and we are ready to take immediate action for you.
Why should you rely on our firm to help you through this difficult time?
- We’re available 24/7, including weekends and evenings
- We work on contingency fees, so you don’t pay unless we win
- We can use our insurance defense experience to your advantage
- We start every case with a FREE, no-obligation consultation
While no amount of money will ever replace the loss you have suffered, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is one way to offset the considerable economic impact of your loved one’s death. It would also provide an opportunity for your family to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoings.
Contact the Daspit Law Firm for your free consultation: (281) 972-6900.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?
In the state of Texas, surviving family members are entitled to file a wrongful death claim after the untimely passing of a loved one. This includes the deceased person’s spouse, children, and/or parents. Unfortunately, siblings do not have grounds to seek damages. Any of these parties may file a claim individually or as a group, or a personal representative of the estate can file on their behalf.
Types of Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
A fatal accident can leave surviving family members struggling under an unbearable economic burden. Funeral expenses can easily cost thousands of dollars, while the family may also be facing enormous medical bills. Furthermore, the family may have been deprived of its principle source of income, in addition to the potential for lost future inheritances and services rendered to the household.
When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, your family may be able to recover compensation for all of the economic losses you have suffered. You may also be able to recover non-economic damages for your loss of love, companionship, affection, support, and protection. In cases of gross negligence or misconduct, it may even be possible to claim exemplary damages, or “punitive damages.”
By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you can seek compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses for the deceased
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, and society
- Loss of care, maintenance, services, advice, and counsel
- Loss of earning capacity, financial support, and inheritance
- Emotional and mental anguish, suffering, and torment
- Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
If you have suffered the loss of a family member and would like to seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to understand that you will only have two years to file a claim. In Texas, all wrongful death actions are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. If you fail to take action before the statute of limitations expires, it is likely that the court will refuse to hear your case.
Our Firm Can Help You Demand Justice for Your Loss
Another thing to consider when contemplating legal action over the death of a family member is that the wrongful death lawsuit is about more than just money. In addition to claiming compensation, we can also help you hold the liable party responsible for their negligent actions or omissions.
By doing so, you can not only demand justice for the wrongdoings your family has suffered, but also protect others from similar accidents. Learn more about the benefits of suing for wrongful death and get started on your own case by contacting the Daspit Law Firm for a free case consultation.
- We handle wrongful death claims arising from all types of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Industrial accidents
- Defective products
- Oil field accidents
Call our Houston wrongful death lawyers for a free case evaluation.