Wrongful Death Lawsuit and Statute of Limitations

Skilled Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston, Texas

At the Nava Law Group, our Harris County personal injury lawyers know how difficult it is for families to pursue wrongful death lawsuits in Houston, Texas without a skilled attorney by their sides.

That is because it takes a skilled Houston wrongful death attorney to present a massive amount of evidence and the clear legal standards that negligent conduct or the lack of action occurred and led to the loss of life to achieve results inside and outside the courtroom.

We can help ensure your case is built for success. But before we get started, here is what our residents need to know about our wrongful death laws in Texas.

What are the Wrongful Death Laws in Texas?

The wrongful death laws in Texas require our attorneys to prove our client’s loved one lost their life because of someone’s wrongful or negligent conduct.

This can include multiple circumstances that result in death, including:

  • Boat, car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident caused by alcohol or drug-impaired drivers
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Maritime accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Oilfield accidents
  • Plant explosions
  • Premises liability accidents, including slips, trips, and falls
  • Product liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents/drownings
  • Workplace accidents

No matter how negligence led to the loss of your loved one, our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Houston can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim against the liable party.

Contact us now to learn more about your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Only eligible family members can file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

They include:

  • Spouses
  • Parents
  • Children

Siblings are not eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

If you would like to understand more about who can file a wrongful death claim in Texas, and what type of compensation he or she may pursue during their legal claim, contact the Nava Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.

What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Texas Wrongful Death Claim?

If you have lost a loved one to negligence in Texas and are eligible to file a wrongful death claim to pursue the financial compensation that was impacted by your loss, we can help you determine which details apply to your case.

Common financial recovery categories family members may pursue during a wrongful death claim in Texas include:

  • Medical bills incurred before their loved one passed away
  • Physical pain suffered by their loved one before their death
  • Loss of compensation and earning capacity the loved one contributed to the home
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of maintenance, companionship, care, services, support, and advice the deceased provided
  • Loss of inheritance that may have been accumulated by the deceased
  • The family’s mental anguish

If you believe your loved one was killed because of another person, party, or entity’s negligence, contact our skilled wrongful death lawyers in Houston, Texas today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

What is the Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Texas?

The wrongful death statute of limitations in Texas — which outlines the amount of time family members have to file a claim — is two years from the date of their loved one’s death.

However, just because you have two years to file a claim does not mean you should wait.

Depending on where the death occurred, the liable party may have the opportunity to hide evidence or alter the scene to limit the ways our skilled wrongful death lawyers in Texas can prove they caused our client’s loved one’s demise.

The longer families wait to file a wrongful death claim, the more likely it will be that valuable evidence disappears, which can make their case challenging to prove inside or outside the courtroom.

We know that losing a loved one is emotionally overwhelming. Because of the trauma it causes, family members are unlikely to address the idea of filing a wrongful death claim right away.

We encourage anyone who has lost a loved one to negligence to call our skilled wrongful death attorneys right away. The sooner we can begin building your case, the better our chances of success.

Do not delay. Call us now to get started.

Contact Our Skilled Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

If you have lost a loved one in a vehicle collision, or another accident caused by negligence in Texas, contact our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group today by calling 713-218-2400 to discuss the details of your loss and to learn how we can help investigate the details of their death during a free consultation.

Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Texas never charge legal fees unless we win your case. That means you pay no upfront fees for our legal representation and no out-of-pocket costs.

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