Basic Information About Wrongful Death Cases
Protecting Your Rights After The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One
Fort Worth Attorney Providing Trustworthy And Honest Representation
When the death of your family member is caused by another’s negligent or reckless actions, you have the right to pursue damages. Greg Jackson is an experienced attorney who can explain your rights and guide you through the legal process. Since 2004, The Law Office of Greg Jackson, PLLC has been providing highly responsive and professional representation to families and individuals in Fort Worth, Texas. We are a small firm with “big firm” experience, resources and skills to handle the needs of your family during this overwhelming time.
Causes Of Wrongful Death:
Almost any accident can lead to a fatality. We can represent clients whose family members have died due to:
|Auto accidents||Bicycle accidents|
|Truck accidents||Falling accidents|
|Motorcycle accidents||Burn injuries|
|Traumatic brain injuries||Electrocution|
|Medical malpractice||Pedestrian accidents|
|Nursing home abuse and neglect||Drownings|
|Defective products||Playground and amusement park accidents|
|Workplace accidents||Boating accidents|
|Lack of proper security||Prescription medication errors|
No matter the cause, if your loved one died because of someone else’s careless conduct, we can help you file a wrongful death claim and receive compensation for your loss.
Who Can File A Claim In Texas?
In Texas, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the surviving spouse, children (natural and legally adopted) and parents of the deceased. They may file singly or as a group. If none of these people file a lawsuit within three months of the death, then the executor of the deceased’s estate may file the claim. Texas does not allow surviving siblings to file a claim for the wrongful death of their brother or sister. Greg Jackson can help you understand if you have the right to file a wrongful death claim and guide you through the legal process.
What Type Of Damages Can You Pursue?
When you file a wrongful death claim in Texas, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost care, maintenance, services, support and advice
- Mental and emotional pain and suffering
- Lost love, companionship and comfort
- Lost inheritance
In some cases, you may be able to recover exemplary (punitive) damages, meant to punish the wrongdoer for gross negligence. At our firm, we look closely at your case to determine what type of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Statute Of Limitations For Wrongful Death In Texas
In Texas, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the incident or conduct causing death. If you file a claim outside of that statute of limitations, the court will not hear your case. Our firm can help ensure that you file your claim in a timely manner to give you a better chance of receiving the damages you deserve after a devastating loss.
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