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When a person dies in an accident as a result on someone else's negligent or careless behavior, it can be a very devastating and frustrating situation. The good news is that you and your loved ones do not have to suffer without justice; negligent parties can be held accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, call an Odessa wrongful death lawyer for compassionate and dedicated service.

Herring Law Firm has fought for hundreds of clients over the years and their commitment to obtaining just results has earned them inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ lists of 2014 and 2015. You can trust them to put your needs first and provide caring legal guidance.

Herring Law Firm delivers premier-quality legal representation for all types of wrongful death claims, including those involving:

Texas' Wrongful Death Statute

Under Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a claim for wrongful death may arise if a person's death is caused by the wrongful act, carelessness, unskillfulness, neglect or default of another person or a corporation. In simple terms, a wrongful death claim is very similar to a personal injury claim with the only difference being that the plaintiff has died and that the claim is brought on his or her behalf by their surviving family.

Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for My Loved One?

Often times, individuals wonder if they have legal rights to bring a wrongful death suit for their loved one. The law sets aside certain individuals who are eligible to do so, including surviving spouses, children, or parents, all of whom have three months to file a claim.

You can recover compensation for various damages, such as:

  • Lost financial support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental and emotional suffering
  • Funeral costs and expenses
  • Hospital bills or expenses
  • Loss of inheritance

Some cases may allow for exemplary damages when there is evidence of a willful act or gross negligence. This can include punitive damages intended to punish the guilty party and may increase the verdict amount. The spouse will typically be granted the first opportunity to file a claim, garnering the most compensation, while dividing it between children and parents in certain cases.

Time Limits for Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Texas

Like any other lawsuit, wrongful death claims in Texas are subject to a time limit commonly known as a "statute of limitations." In Texas, you only have two years to file a claim for wrongful death in civil court against the person or party responsible for your loved one's death. If you do not file a claim within this time frame, you will lose your right to sue and essentially be barred from recovering compensation. For this reason, it is critical that you act quickly and get an attorney involved as soon as possible after your loved one's death to protect your family's rights.

Secure Dedicated Representation Today

Time is of the essence if you wish to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one. Herring Law Firm can walk you through the entire process and fight for you during the challenging court or settlement process.

Give them a call today or fill out a free case evaluation!

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