Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Waco, Texas
While it's never easy to cope with the death of a loved one, losing someone in an accident can be especially traumatic. There's little warning and often no opportunity to say goodbye. You may spend hours replaying the accident in your mind, wondering what could have gone differently and whether your loved one could still be alive.
And unfortunately, due to the increasing prevalence of high-risk behaviors such as distracted driving and driving under the influence on Texas roads, more families than ever have to cope with these tragic losses. Taking legal action won't bring your loved one back. However, the legal team at Chad Jones Law, P.C. would be proud to help you fight for justice and provide for the people left behind.
We understand Texas' wrongful death laws
In Texas, the surviving spouse, parents, and children - including adult children - of a person who dies due to the negligence of another can file a civil claim of wrongful death. After three months, the personal representative of the estate can file a claim. A wrongful death claim is separate and distinct from any criminal charges that may be filed by the State of Texas in connection with the death.
Wrongful death claims can arise from all of the following circumstances:
- Fatal auto accidents, including truck and motorcycle wrecks
- Slip-and-fall accidents leading to death
- Homicides caused by negligent security
- Fatal railroad accidents
- Workplace deaths
- Deaths caused by dangerous drugs and defective products
In a wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for financial losses experienced by your loved one as a result of the accident, including medical expenses for the final injury or illness, lost wages and lost future earnings, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering your loved one experienced before passing away. A wrongful death claim can also include compensation for the emotional distress and other losses suffered by the surviving family members as a result of the death.
We understand that you may not want to involve an attorney. But for many Waco families, taking legal action is an important stop of the grieving and healing process. We will fight for a measure of justice for your lost loved one and help make sure that the people left behind are provided for.
Our Waco wrongful death lawyers would be honored to speak with you about your case. Call our Waco office at (254) 230-0883 or toll free at (800) 645-6637, or contact us online. We'll seek to understand your story and help you understand your legal options on a strictly confidential, no-obligation basis.