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Dallas, TX Wrongful Death Attorney

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A wrongful death claim is a legal action taken by survivors of a person who died due to the negligence of another person or persons. If you have lost a loved one and would like to learn more about filing a claim, we encourage you to reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Guajardo & Marks.

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Dallas, TX Wrongful Death Attorney

  1. 1. Wrongful Death in Texas Understanding the Basics of Wrongful Death Claims
  2. 2. What is a Wrongful Death Claim? A wrongful death claim is a legal action taken by survivors of a person who died due to the negligence of another person or persons. Wrongful death claims seek compensation for the costs of the loved one’s passing, and they can be filed against a person or organization whose mistakes or carelessness led to the death. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  3. 3. Damages Sought in a Wrongful Death Claim There are many ways in which a person’s passing impacts immediate family members. Survivors can seek compensation for some of these damages, including but not limited to…  Outstanding medical bills  Lost income  Funeral and burial costs  Other end of life costs  Mental anguish. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  4. 4. Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas? Someone can file a wrongful death claim if they had the following relationships with the deceased:  Spouse  Parent  Child (including adults and adopted children)  Representative of the estate (provided that a certain period has passed and survivors have no objections). CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  5. 5. Who Can’t File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas? Siblings Grandchildren Grandparents Aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Close family friends CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  6. 6. Example of Wrongful Death Claims - Vehicle Accidents Every 2 hours and 20 minutes, someone is killed in a vehicle crash in Texas. Most of those crashes are caused by human error. Surviving family members of someone who dies in a crash can file a vehicle accident wrongful death claim against the negligent driver of the other vehicle and, in some cases, other parties that might bear responsibility, such as the employer of the other driver or the manufacturer of a faulty vehicle part. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  7. 7. Example of Wrongful Death Claims - Workplace Fatalities Every year, around 500 workers in Texas die on the job. Surviving family members might receive some benefits if their loved one had workers’ compensation insurance. However, those benefits might be insufficient or nonexistent, especially if the worker was considered an independent contractor. Family members can file a wrongful death claim against the employer or a third party who is responsible for the worker’s injury. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  8. 8. Example of Wrongful Death Claims - Medical Malpractice Some patient safety experts suggest that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths every year. Not every instance of medical error constitutes medical malpractice. But when a death is caused by a healthcare provider’s negligence, survivors might be able to get compensation for the losses caused by the death of their loved one. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  9. 9. Example of Wrongful Death Claims - Product Liability When a defective product leads to a death, survivors might file a claim against the manufacturer of that product. The product in question could be a defective vehicle part, a faulty piece of equipment that causes a workplace fatality or a faulty medical device. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  10. 10. How to Know if You Have a Potential Wrongful Death Claim Wrongful death claims can be complex, and determining whether you have a solid case is difficult, especially for a family mourning the loss of a loved one. Consulting a wrongful death attorney is typically the best path forward for someone to learn more about a case’s potential. Not all attorneys handle these types of cases, so you should make sure the attorney you consult has a track record of successfully handling wrongful death claims. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  11. 11. Statute of Limitation on Texas Wrongful Death Claims The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Texas is two years after the passing of the deceased. There are some exceptions to this statute, but it is always best to act as quickly as possible to begin building your case. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621
  12. 12. Contact Guajardo & Marks to Learn More… If you have lost a loved one and would like to learn more about filing a claim, we encourage you to reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Guajardo & Marks. We have years of experience handling wrongful death cases and we spare no expense in building our client’s case. Contact us today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 972-774-9800 to schedule a free consultation. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT: 972-426-2621

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