Marshall Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate, Professional Legal Counsel
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Marshall, Texas is here to lend legal aid and moral support after you lose a loved one in an accident. The wrongful death of a loved one is debilitating, and you will require rest and time to grieve. Please leave your case up to our wrongful death lawyers, so we can work on building a claim that secures justice while you take care of yourself. We have been helping families through such difficult cases for combined decades of practice experience. Let us see how we can help you, too.
Call (888) 492-5532 whenever you need us. We accept calls 24/7.
Causes of Wrongful Death
If someone’s life ends due to the wrongful act or negligence of another party, then it constitutes a wrongful death. In such a situation, the deceased person’s loved ones might have the right to seek justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Our Marshall wrongful death lawyers have worked on all sorts of cases for local families who are dealing with the untimely loss of a loved one. You can be confident that we can handle your case, too, no matter the details that it involves.
We can help if you lost a loved one to a:
- Car accident
- Drunk driving accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Workplace accident
- And other situations
Family Members Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim
Texas only allows specific people to file a wrongful death claim after someone passes away in an accident or due to willful negligence. Family members who have the right to file a wrongful death claim include a surviving spouse, child, or parent. Typically, it is expected that a spouse would be the first to start the claim, but family members can decide together who will initiate it.
When no spouse, parent, or child starts a claim within three months of the deceased person’s passing, the law broadens a bit. At that point, the personal representative or executor of the deceased person’s estate can decide to start a claim before the state’s two-year statute of limitations expires. However, if all surviving spouses, children, and parents agree that no legal action should be taken, then the executor will not have this option.
Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim
In a wrongful death claim, you can demand compensation for these losses:
- Lost earning capacity of the deceased person.
- Lost care and daily support provided by the deceased person.
- Lost love, comfort, and companionship.
- Mental anguish suffered by the claimants or plaintiffs.
- Lost value of inheritance and other financial benefits.
Calculating the damages owed to you and your family for the loss of a loved one can be a painful experience. It might feel wrong to try to put a price on what you have lost. Truly, you cannot. There is no undoing the loss. Yet it is important to realize that your path through grief could be healthier if you do not need to worry about the financial hardships that can result after losing a loved one.
Liability in Wrongful Death Claims
Like a personal injury claim, a wrongful death claim depends on proving liability. Your case must show that the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing and, therefore, that party should be financially liable for your damages and losses. Again, we encourage you to call (888) 492-5532 to connect with our Marshall wrongful death attorneys for help. We can use our vast legal experience to find and use evidence of negligence and liability, so you do not need to get caught up in this process when you should be resting.
We might be able to use evidence in many forms, such as:
- Police reports
- Jobsite accident reports
- Medical records
- Security cameras
- Eyewitness statements
- And more
Let Us Step Up for You & Your Family
We hope you never feel alone after losing a loved one in an accident. Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers and our team of attorneys are here to stand by your side and provide real support. Our compassionate approach to such sensitive subject matters is one of the many reasons why we are trusted by locals throughout Marshall for wrongful death claims. Let us show you how we can help today.
Email us now to request a free, confidential case evaluation.