Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Lean On Us for Compassionate Counsel
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you and your family deserve a sense of justice and closure. In many situations, the best way forward is to take legal action with the help of a wrongful death attorney. At Robins Cloud LLP, we proudly offer comprehensive legal services that bring both professionalism and compassion to every case we accept. You can lean on us when you just want time to grieve, not get lost in the legalese. We are here to tell you that you are not alone and that you have legal options worth exploring.
What is Wrongful Death?
A death is considered “wrongful” in legal contexts when it is caused by preventable negligence or recklessness, or if it happened due to intentional acts. A wrongful death claim is filed in the name of the deceased. If a personal injury claim would have been justified had the person survived, then a wrongful death claim is likely justified because they did not.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Our legal team has more than 100 years of collective practice experience. During that time, we have handled many wrongful death claims that arose from just as many situations and accidents. Using our full knowledge and resources, we will be prepared to handle your wrongful death case, too, regardless of what happened. If someone else’s negligence caused you to lose a loved one, then we will be ready to stand up for you and your family.
We can work on wrongful death claims that involve:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Unsafe prescription medicines
- Workplace accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- And more
Wrongful Death Damages
The compensation that is owed to you in a wrongful death claim will be different from a typical personal injury claim. Not only can you seek compensation for the harm that your late loved one suffered, but you might be able to receive damages related to your own suffering. When we are working on a wrongful death claim, we are always careful to uncover as many damages and insurance policies to file against as possible. Although no amount of money can undo what happened and help with your grief, you can find a sense of closure and stability in knowing that your finances can remain in order after losing a loved one.
In a wrongful death claim, you can seek damages related to:
- Lost income for your family or household
- Value of day-to-day services provided by the deceased
- Anguish experienced by the claimants
- Lost love, companionship, and comfort
- Lost inheritance
Who is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Texas wrongful death law limits the parties who have the right to file a wrongful death claim after an accident.
Parties who can file a wrongful death claim include:
- Surviving spouse
- Surviving children
- Surviving parents
- Any combination of the above
If no one starts a wrongful death claim within 90 days of the death, then the deceased person’s state administrator or executive can start the claim instead. However, this action can be prevented if the surviving spouse, children, and parents ask that no such action be taken.
Texas Wrongful Death Claim Statute of Limitations
Texas has a brief two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, which begins on the date of the untimely death. When two years pass and no claim has been made, the court will dismiss any future filings before they have a chance to advance. While grieving, two years can move by quickly. We encourage you to call (800) 691-2363 and speak with us soon.
Trust in a Compassionate Legal Team
Robins Cloud LLP can make things at least a little easier for you after losing a loved one by handling your wrongful death claim from start to finish. We are here to be your trusted legal guides and representatives while also being true friends who care about your well-being. We can get through this difficult time together and honor your late loved one through legal action that demands justice.
Arrange a free initial consultation with our firm today.
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