Nothing can prepare you for coping with the loss of someone you love, and
even fewer people know what to do when their loved one is killed by someone
else’s negligence. If you lost a family member in an accident, you
may be feeling angry, helpless, lost, or a combination of all three.
Our Houston wrongful death attorneys are devoted to fairness and justice
– if your family member was killed as a result of someone’s
recklessness, you’re entitled to seek compensation, and we can help you.
Call our Houston wrongful death attorney for a free consultation in English
or Spanish at
(888) 481-9359, or
contact us online. Avenge your loved one today with our legal assistance.
What is Considered a Wrongful Death?
According to Texas Statutes section 71.001, an individual or group can
file an action for wrongful death if the “wrongful act, neglect,
carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of someone causes the
death of another. Most states of their own laws regulating who exactly
can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
There are countless different kinds of accidents that can, unfortunately,
result in death, though there are a few common types of accidents our
wrongful death lawyers see come up in wrongful death claims.
Common types of wrongful death cases involve:
Car accidents: Because of how often Americans drive, car accidents are the leading cause
of personal injury claims in the U.S. and is responsible for the majority
of fatalities each year.
Slip and fall accidents: Anyone can slip on a slipper or uneven surface, and many slip and fall
accidents can result in death of the victim hits their head and suffers
brain damage, or breaks their neck. Common types of slip and fall accidents
include slips on surfaces after a liquid spill or rainy weather, uneven
carpeting or stairs, and lack of proper lighting.
Workplace accidents: While some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, virtually
anyone can die from a workplace accident. Construction workers are known
to experience the highest risk of death on work sites that involve heavy
machinery, falling objects, and working from heights.
Product liability: Consumers can fall victim to defective products all the time, whether
through exposure to toxins, explosions, or a defect that causes an accident.
Manufacturers are typically held liable for damages for these types of
claims. One example of a related claim is when car parts are defective
and cause fatal accidents.
Medical malpractice: Physicians, nurses, and other medical staff can be held accountable for
wrongful death when they fail to diagnose the deceased, or misdiagnose
them, preventing them from receiving the treatment they need before their
It’s worth noting that injured individuals may be in the middle of
filing a personal injury lawsuit when they pass away from their injuries.
If this is the case, family members are allowed to continue to the case
on their behalf.
Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Texas?
In Texas, the surviving children, spouse, and parents of the deceased person
can file a claim. One individual can file a claim, or a group can file a joint action together.
If the mentioned individuals choose not to file a claim within three months
of the date of death, a claim may be instead filed by the executor of
the deceased’s estate unless otherwise specified by a family member.
Children of the deceased must be over 18 to file a wrongful death claim,
and adopted children are allowed to file claims if they were legally adopted
by that parent. An adopted child, however, doesn’t have the ability
to file a claim for a biological parent.
Seeking Justice for Your Loved One
At Farah Law, we understand that losing a loved one due to someone else's
negligence or wrongdoing is an incredibly difficult and emotional experience.
Our team of Houston wrongful death attorneys is here to provide you with
the compassionate support and legal guidance you need during this challenging time.
When pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is important to have an experienced
legal team on your side who can navigate the complex legal process and
fight for the justice your loved one deserves. Our attorneys have a deep
understanding of Texas wrongful death laws and will work tirelessly to
hold the responsible parties accountable.
By pursuing a wrongful death claim, you not only seek justice for your
loved one, but you also send a powerful message that negligence and recklessness
will not be tolerated.
Through our trial skills and resources, our Houston wrongful death lawyer
can recover the following damages:
Funeral and burial expenses
Medical expenses related to the incident, including ambulance rides, surgeries,
hospital stays, prescription medications, X-rays, and more
Loss of financial support or lost income from losing a loved one
Mental and emotional anguish and pain
Loss of companionship and consortium
Lost inheritance, which includes what the deceased would have left to surviving
We understand that no amount of money can ever replace your loved one,
but obtaining a fair settlement can help provide financial stability for
your family and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death, don't hesitate to
reach out to our compassionate and experienced team at Farah Law. We are
here to support you, guide you through the legal process, and fight for
the justice you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Get Started on Your Claim Today
The Houston wrongful death lawyer at
Farah Law has years of experience helping clients get back on their feet after a
traumatic accident through compassionate counsel and fierce advocacy.
Time is of the essence – call our Houston wrongful death lawyer now at
(888) 481-9359 so we can get started in your
free consultation. We’re available 24/7 to respond to our clients’ questions