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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

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Wrongful death claims can be confusing to those learning about them for the first time. If someone has died due to negligence, breach of duty or product liability, you may expect criminal charges to be filed and thus not consider contacting a wrongful death attorney. In reality, making a wrongful death claim is very different from criminal prosecution. Joe Lucé is an experienced wrongful death attorney in McKinney that regularly helps clients gain compensation after the loss of a loved one.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation from the individual or organization responsible for the loss of life. If another party was responsible for causing the death of a close family member, whether intentionally or accidentally, it may be possible to file a claim for the many losses and costs resulting from the fatality.

How do I know if I should file a wrongful death claim? While each situation can certainly be complex and there may be many disputes about the event itself, wrongful death claims are typically based on careless, irresponsible or deliberate acts that led to death. This can include vehicle accidents, faulty equipment, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents and more. To understand if you have a case, you can contact Lucé Law, PC for a free legal consultation.

What Is the Process for a Wrongful Death Claim?

If you intend to file a wrongful death claim, it is important to be prompt and not delay the process for too long. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Texas is two years from the individual’s death. Of course, you will undoubtedly have questions – you may be unsure if a claim is even possible. An experienced attorney can answer these questions and guide you through the process.

An attorney will conduct an extensive investigation to gather all evidence required for the claim. Be diligent and maintain careful records of medical bills, funeral expenses and other costs, as they will be useful when it comes to compensation claims. With access to all necessary information, your attorney can file preliminary paperwork and seek damages. In some cases, a court case will be required, but an organization or insurance company may choose to settle out of court.

Finding an Attorney to Make a Wrongful Death Claim

Understandably, taking legal action over such a sensitive matter will be difficult for family members. For this reason, when you select a wrongful death attorney, it is important that they are considerate, understanding of your situation – and compassionate. In addition, selecting an attorney experienced with the wrongful death laws in Texas is essential for maximizing any eventual settlement.

Lucé Law, PC Can Help With Your Wrongful Death Claim

If you are considering filing a wrongful death suit, contact Lucé Law, PC today. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the process of making a claim and securing compensation. To contact us, call (972) 632-1300 or request help online.

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

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

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Slip and Fall Injuries

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