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In Texas, “wrongful death” is defined as any death caused by “[a] wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” (Texas Statutes section 71.001). Essentially, when a person would have had grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit had he or she lived, his or her death is classified as “wrongful.”
Wrongful deaths frequently arise from a variety of accidents and other harmful events, including but not limited to:
If you believe your loved one died due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, reach out to our firm to learn how our Austin wrongful death lawyer can help you and your family.
Like other types of personal injury claims, wrongful death lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations in Texas. This means you have a specific deadline by which you must bring a wrongful death action; if you fail to file a lawsuit within the specified timeline, you will nearly always be prohibited from recovering wrongful death damages.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases in Texas is two years. This means you have two years from the date of death to file your claim. There are very few exceptions to this rule—do not wait until it is too late to contact an attorney for help with your wrongful death case.
At Chris Morrow Law, we work for you and we won’t stop until you get the compensation you deserve.