In law, “wrongful death” refers to a person losing their life in an accident that could have been avoided. In other words, someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence ultimately led to that person’s death. In Texas, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of that person if you are their spouse, child, or parent. We at the Law Office of Frederick K. Wilson II are here to offer the legal guidance and support you need to do just that.
Texas Wrongful Death Claims
Although claiming financial compensation is a core objective in any personal injury case, filing a wrongful death claim is about much more than that. It’s also about speaking out on behalf of your loved one, holding the responsible people accountable, and fighting to prevent the same thing from happening to other families.
How Long Do I Have to File for Wrongful Death?
Pursuing payment may not feel like a priority right now, but it’s important that you begin the claims process soon. Texas operates under a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death, which means that (with very few exceptions) you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file your claim.
What Costs Do Wrongful Death Claims Cover?
Wrongful death settlements vary widely because every case is unique. However, these are among the most common costs that families are compensated for when they win a wrongful death case:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Hospital bills
- Lost earnings
- Lost inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Mental and emotional suffering
At the Law Office of Frederick K. Wilson II, we consider ourselves personal advocates for families impacted by wrongful death. No matter the circumstances of your case, we will fight tirelessly to maximize your settlement and help you move forward.