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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. These cases can arise from various situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. Surviving family members, such as spouses, children, or parents, have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim to seek justice and compensation for their loss.

You deserve fair compensation, regardless of your citizenship or documentation. It’s a common misconception that individuals without proper immigration status cannot pursue legal action or that they risk deportation or other legal actions. At Paxton Law Firm, we want all individuals to know that everyone has equal rights under the law, regardless of their immigration status. Our team is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of all clients, ensuring they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve for their loss.

Beware of Insurance Companies After the Wrongful Death of a Loved One… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

Following the tragic loss of a family member, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster representing the at-fault party’s insurer. While they may seem sympathetic, you must approach these conversations with caution. Insurance adjusters are trained to protect their company’s interests, not yours. They may ask for recorded statements or medical releases, hoping to use your words or records against you later. They may also offer quick settlements that do not adequately compensate you for your loss.

Remember, insurance companies are not your allies—they aim to minimize payouts and protect their bottom line. At Paxton Law Firm, we understand the tactics used by insurance companies and will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected. We handle all communication with insurers and advocate for the maximum possible compensation. While no amount can truly make up for your loss and suffering, we aim to make the negligent parties pay as much as possible to safeguard your family’s future.

Steps to Take Immediately After Wrongful Death:

  • Contact emergency services and law enforcement if the death occurred as a result of an accident or incident.
  • Seek medical attention for any survivors or individuals involved in the incident.
  • Preserve evidence at the scene, including photos, witness contact information, and any relevant documents.
  • Notify close family members and loved ones of the tragic loss.
  • Refrain from speaking with insurance adjusters or signing any documents without consulting with a qualified attorney.
  • Keep detailed records of medical expenses, funeral costs, and any other financial losses incurred as a result of the wrongful death.
  • Consult with our experienced wrongful death attorney at Paxton Law Firm to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.

Common Reasons for Wrongful Death:

  • Car accidents caused by negligent drivers
  • Medical malpractice, including surgical errors or misdiagnosis
  • Workplace accidents, such as construction site incidents or industrial accidents
  • Defective products or equipment leading to fatal injuries
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect resulting in death
  • Dangerous premises conditions leading to fatal accidents
  • Pharmaceutical errors or dangerous drug interactions
  • Failure to provide adequate security, leading to wrongful death incidents

Wrongful Death FAQs

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. These actions can include car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, and more.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Texas?

In Texas, the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased person can typically file a wrongful death claim. If none of these parties are available, the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate may file the claim on behalf of other surviving family members.

What types of damages can be recovered in a wrongful death case?

Damages that can be recovered may include compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of income and financial support, loss of companionship and consortium, and pain and suffering endured by the surviving family members.

Is there a time limit for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas?

Yes, Texas has a statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims, typically within two years from the date of the deceased person’s death. Please consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the appropriate timeframe.

What evidence is needed to prove a wrongful death claim?

Evidence needed to prove a wrongful death claim may include police reports, eyewitness statements, medical records, expert testimony, and documentation of financial losses. Our attorneys will investigate, gather, and present this evidence to support your claim.

Will I have to go to court for a wrongful death case?

While many wrongful death cases are resolved through negotiations and settlements outside of court, some cases may require litigation and trial proceedings. Your attorney will advise you on the best course of action based on the specifics of your case.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for individuals and families across Texas. Our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation to identify all possible causes of wrongful death and strengthen your case. Unlike some firms, we never rush to settle. Instead, we assess each situation and only advise settlement if we firmly believe it serves the client’s best interests. If you’ve experienced a wrongful death or injury, schedule a free consultation and let us help you seek the justice you deserve.

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