Wrongful Death Attorney

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.

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Wrongful Death Claims Make a Difference

When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, phrases like “seek compensation” and “get justice” may feel empty and meaningless. After all, taking legal action can’t undo the past. But here’s the thing: it can change the future. Reporting accidents and their causes paves the way for the larger community to learn from its mistakes, raise awareness, and enforce better safety regulations.

But don’t just take our word for it. Consider these statistics (provided by the Texas Department of Transportation) regarding fatal car accidents right here in Texas. Between 2016 and 2017,

  • Bicyclist fatalities decreased by 13.6%
  • Pedestrian fatalities decreased by 9.7%
  • Deaths caused by distracted driving decreased by 2%
  • Overall, motor vehicle traffic fatalities decreased by 1.92%

Auto accidents are just one example of how wrongful deaths occur, but these statistics are still very promising. They show that real progress is being made throughout the state of Texas. Now, you have the opportunity to contribute to that progress by taking legal action on behalf of your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Houston, Texas

Filing a wrongful death claim may not change the past, but it can give you some peace of mind, knowing that you did your part to protect other families from the same tragedy. If your loved one was killed as the result of someone else’s mistake, please contact our law firm today. We would be happy to discuss your options during a free initial consultation.