Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer
Has someone you love been killed in a tragic accident in Texas? Do you believe that their death happened because someone else was negligent or careless? If so, contact the wrongful death attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP to learn about your legal rights and options. You may have the right to seek compensation. Our personal injury lawyers can help you fight to recover the money you deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so do not hesitate to call our Texas law firm to discuss your case. Are you too devastated and overwhelmed to make it into the office? Our compassionate legal team can come to you. We’ll visit you at home, at work, at the hospital, or even at the funeral home while you make arrangements.
We want to make this process as simple as it can possibly be for you. Call us today to learn more.
Why Should I Call a Texas Wrongful Death Attorney For Help?
Few things in life are more devastating than losing a loved one. When they’re taken from you suddenly and without any warning, that loss can be so much more difficult to deal with. You deserve time to grieve and process your loss. Hiring an attorney to handle your wrongful death case can give you the time you need to do that. It can also help you recover a substantial monetary award.
When you trust the Texas wrongful death lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz after a tragic accident, we’ll fight for you by:
- Carefully investigate the fatal accident to determine the cause(s) and fault,
- Pursuing compensation from anyone who contributed to your loved one’s death,
- Standing up to insurance companies when they try to deny or limit your payout, and
- Working with financial experts to assess the value of your wrongful death claim.
Our goal is to get you the money your family needs and deserves during this difficult time. All you have to do is call us for help. It’s just that simple.
We Handle All Texas Wrongful Death Cases
Don’t trust just any attorney with your Texas wrongful death case. You’ll want to make sure that you hire an attorney who has a lot of experience handling personal injury cases. At Lorenz & Lorenz, all we do is personal injury law. Since 2001, our injury attorneys have been dedicated to helping accident victims and their families across the state.
We’re prepared to help you pursue damages after any fatal accident in the state, including those involving:
- Car accidents, including drunk driving crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents, and more.
If someone you love has been killed in a Texas accident, we’re here to help. Call us to schedule your free consultation today.
What If My Loved One Is Blamed For their Fatal Injury or Accident?
In Texas, anyone who contributes to an injury or accident can be liable for resulting damages. This includes victims who are injured or killed. Under the state’s comparative fault rules, victims (and their families) aren’t automatically barred from recovering compensation if they share fault.
The bar to recovery is 51 percent. You can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit as long as your loved one is attributed no more than 50 percent of the blame for their accident and injuries. When your loved one is partly to blame, it will affect your ability to recover compensation. Your damages will be reduced by their degree of fault.
Here’s an example. Let’s say your loved one is killed in a Texas car accident. They’re allocated 25 percent of the blame. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you’ll be able to recover up to 75 percent of your damages.
It’s always important to consult an attorney for legal advice after an accident. This is particularly critical if your loved one is blamed for some or all of their injuries. The more fault allocated to them, the less money available to you if you file a lawsuit.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, our Texas personal injury lawyers will do everything we can to minimize your loved one’s role in their fatal accident. Call us today to learn more.
What is Wrongful Death?
Your loved one suffered a fatal injury in a Texas accident. You may have the right to pursue compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit if that injury was caused by another person’s:
- Wrongful act
- Unskillfulness, or
Simply put, wrongful death means that someone is killed because of another person’s negligent, careless, or dangerous behavior.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
In Texas, not everyone will be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident. This right is reserved for the accident victim’s:
- Surviving spouse
- Children (including adopted children), and
You may not file a wrongful death lawsuit if you do not fall into one of these three categories.
What Compensation Is Available to Families Who File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death cases are different from other types of personal injury matters. This is perhaps most evident when it comes to damages. Only certain damages are available to family members after a fatal crash. This can include money to compensate for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills related to the accident before your loved one’s death
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of care, comfort, companionship, love, society, and support
- Loss of inheritance, and
- Mental anguish and emotional distress.
Damages are paid to compensate you for your struggles and losses in the wake of a tragic accident. It can be difficult to value these things. It’s important to work with an attorney who has experience navigating these complex matters.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, we have relationships with some of the best injury and financial experts in Texas. With their help, we can better understand the impact of your loved one’s death on your life and financial situation. This can help us value your case and fight to get you all of the money you deserve.
What’s the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Case and a Survival Action?
When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you’re asking to be compensated for your losses after an accident. This doesn’t entitle you to request damages related to your loved one’s pain and suffering, or for any lost wages they may have suffered because of their fatal crash.
If you want to seek these damages, you’ll have to ask the person handling your family members’ estate to initiate a survival action. However, a survival action can only be brought if your loved one survived for some period of time after their accident. The damages paid would be what your loved one would have been entitled to themselves, had they survived their injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Texas Accident?
We understand that you’re grieving after your devastating loss. However, don’t wait too long to address your need for compensation. In Texas, the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits is two years. You risk losing out on valuable money if you wait too long to file your claim.
The best thing to do is ask for help during this very difficult time. Call Lorenz & Lorenz to discuss your case with our compassionate wrongful death lawyers. We’ll get started on your case right away and work hard to get you the money you deserve.
Call our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers For Help
Have you lost a loved one in a tragic Texas accident? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz for immediate legal assistance. Surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. We can help you fight to get every dollar you need and deserve.
Your first consultation is free, so call our Texas law office to schedule yours. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and do our best to answer any questions that you have. There’s a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help today.