There are few things as devastating as the loss of a loved one. While death is inevitable, life shouldn’t be cut tragically short because of someone else’s negligence. When someone is killed in a car accident, truck accident, or by another type of negligent action, surviving family members may feel lost and unsure what to do. At The McMillan Law Firm, we understand no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we also know justice can help families in the grieving process and provide some financial security during this trying time.
Wrongful Death In Texas
The state of Texas has very specific rules regarding who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Parents, children, and spouses of the deceased can file wrongful death claims, while siblings and grandparents cannot. Children are allowed to file a lawsuit even if they are over the age of 18 and no longer legal dependents. If no family members file a wrongful death lawsuit within three months of the death, an executor of the deceased’s estate can file suit on behalf of the estate. Surviving family has two years from the date of their loved one’s passing to file suit.
Types Of Wrongful Death Cases
Few people realize how many risks we face on a daily basis, even in our own home. The McMillan Law Firm handles all types of wrongful death cases, but some of the most common types we encounter include fatalities from:
- Car and truck wrecks
- Drunk driving and distracted driving wrecks
- Workplace injuries
- Refinery explosions
- Medical errors
- Harmful prescription medications
- Defective products
- Brain injuries
How A Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
The last thing a grieving family needs is to be burdened by complicated legal processes. A wrongful death lawyer can represent your interests so you and your family can focus on healing. You can rest assured that with an experienced wrongful death attorney by your side someone is looking out for you and your family.
At The McMillan Law Firm, our attorneys understand how painful the loss of a loved one is. We fight aggressively for our clients to get them the justice they deserve. Our attorneys offer free consultations so you can learn more about your legal options. If you choose to work with us, there is no upfront cost. We only work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation.