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Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we each endure. When that loved one is lost due to the negligence of someone else, it can be even more difficult.

At Snellings Law PLLC, our goal is to step into action immediately and take the additional difficulties of having to deal with negligence claims off our clients’ minds so that they can focus on grieving for their loved ones.

Our wrongful death lawyers in Texas have guided numerous wrongful death claims that have resulted from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more through the litigation process and are experienced with all of the difficulties that can arise.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, please call us today. We will evaluate all potential actions to pursue and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward.

What is wrongful death?

Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code states that certain members of a person’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit if the deceased died due to another person’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.

Wrongful death can occur in many circumstances, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, workplace accidents, and more.

Wrongful death claims are civil claims, and they are different from other negligence claims. There are different causes of action available to the claimants, as well as different damages that can be recovered.

For more information on wrongful death claims, read our blog, “What is wrongful death?”

You can also  download our Wrongful Death Guide.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim?

In the state of Texas, as in most other states, certain surviving family members may bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. The decedent’s spouse, biological or adopted children, or parents can file a wrongful death claim according to Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The wrongful death statute does not allow claims to be made by siblings, stepchildren, grandparents, aunts/uncles or anyone else.

What type of damages are recoverable?

Wrongful death plaintiffs may be able to recover the following types of damages under Texas law: 

(1) Pecuniary losses such as funeral expenses, psychological treatment, and loss of services; 

(2) Mental Anguish

(3) Loss of companionship and society; 

(4) Loss of inheritance; and 

(5) Exemplary damages.

There are additional damages recoverable for the deceased’s survival cause of action as well. 

At Snellings Law PLLC, our wrongful death lawyers in Texas are experienced in fighting for each and every element of damages available to the family who lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.

Type Of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death can occur in many circumstances, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Product liability
  • Pedestrian accidents

Our wrongful death lawyers in Texas have handled wrongful death cases arising from 18-wheeler crashes, car crashes, bus crashes, DWI crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle crashes, among others.

At Snellings Law PLLC, we will handle all the details. We help set up the claim, guide it through the litigation process and trial, and help the family sort through the medical expenses and other monetary issues after the claim or lawsuit is resolved.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

The statute of limitations to file wrongful death claims in Texas is within two years of the deceased’s death. There are some exceptions to this rule, so you’ll want to consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer to see if your case applies.

In a wrongful death case, the defendant must prove that negligence occurred based on a “preponderance of evidence.” This is a significantly different standard of proof from a criminal trial, where the standard of proof is to find the defendant guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

To prove there was negligence and recover compensation, there will be an investigation. You and your attorney will gather evidence, including medical records, police reports, pictures of the scene, and witness statements. Your attorney will also help establish and document the damages you’ve suffered from your loved one’s passing.

It is so important to find a capable wrongful death attorney to handle your case. Attorneys that do not have experience in prosecuting wrongful death claims may not have the necessary knowledge to obtain the full value of a claim.

At Snellings Law PLLC, our wrongful death attorneys have handled numerous wrongful death lawsuits and are well-versed in making sure we obtain the best possible recovery for the loved one’s family. We set a goal to treat each and every client as if they were our own family members and to provide a level of service that surpasses everyone else.

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Our wrongful death lawyers in Texas are here to help

When a death in the family occurs, the emotional pain is intense and overwhelming. Grief is a powerful emotion, and it can be overpowering and debilitating at the beginning stages.

When dealing with grief from a wrongful death, it’s important to allow yourself the time and space to feel your emotions. Grief is a process, so find a support system, talk to a mental health professional, and prioritize yourself and your emotional healing.

At Snellings Law, we know that, for the family, grief is the most difficult part of a wrongful death. Our wrongful death attorneys seek to help families affected by wrongful death so that they can focus on dealing with their grief instead of worrying about finances.

It’s important to seek the help of an attorney when filing a wrongful death claim. The right wrongful death attorney will help you file your wrongful death claim, protect your financial interests, recover compensation, and get the justice you deserve for your loved one. By seeking the help of a Texas wrongful death attorney, these responsibilities will be taken off your plate so that you can focus on grieving, honoring your loved one, and spending time with your family and friends.

The wrongful death attorneys at Snellings Law are passionate about helping the surviving family members of wrongful death victims in Frisco, Sherman and surrounding areas in Collin, Denton, Dallas and Grayson Counties.

We are here to answer your questions about wrongful death claims. You can schedule a free strategy session with us to determine if you need assistance. If so, we are contingency-based, and you do not pay us unless we win your case.

You can contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our wrongful death lawyers and discuss the next steps in your case.

If you have lost a loved one due someone else's negligence, call now to set up your free consultation.

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