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How Do I Know if I Should File a Wrongful Death Claim?

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Losing a loved one due to negligence or reckless behavior is an all-too-common occurrence for Texas families. Sadly, along with the emotional distress a wrongful death brings, there is often a difficult financial burden inflicted on family members. In certain circumstances, it may be possible to gain compensation, while bringing some justice to the family. Joe Lucé is an experienced McKinney wrongful death attorney, and can determine whether a claim is likely to succeed.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim can be filed by a deceased person’s children, parents, spouse or estate representative. A lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death, with some possible exceptions. If you meet these criteria, you can request a free legal consultation with our attorneys to see if your case meets the Texas wrongful death legal requirements.

What Acts Could Result in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The loss of a family member is a distressing time. Along with dealing with the emotional anguish, loved ones will understandably want to know if the death was the result of negligence or reckless behavior. The following examples are common examples of wrongful death cases in Texas.

Intentional Acts

Intentional acts that result in death – murder, manslaughter and other reckless actions – are also subject to civil lawsuits. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure you get what you deserve in a wrongful death lawsuit. It is worth noting, a defendant may be facing criminal charges for the loss of life, but you can still file a civil lawsuit.

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving, such as speeding or texting while driving, frequently results in the loss of life. In such circumstances, a wrongful death claim can be made, with a settlement usually covered through an auto insurance policy.

Product Liability Issues

Flaws in product design or production could lead to the unnecessary death of a user. Defective car parts, medications, electrical goods, medical equipment and more can lead to loss of life. To deal with the resulting legal issues, companies take out product liability insurance to cover settlements from civil lawsuits.

Unsafe Premises

Unfortunately, employers and landlords do not always pay close enough attention to the safety of their commercial or residential buildings. If a wrongful death from a workplace accident can be proven, family members can seek compensation through the civil courts.

Receive the Compensation You Deserve for a Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, you may be entitled to a settlement. The attorneys at Lucé Law, PC can discuss the details of your case and work to secure fair compensation for your loss. To contact us, call (972) 632-1300 or request help online.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.