Wrongful Death

Wrongful death can result from a wide range of circumstances, including car accidents, defective products, slip and falls, or more.


Possible outcomes

In wrongful death cases, potential outcomes may include:

  • Financial Compensation: If successful, the family may receive financial compensation to help alleviate the economic burdens caused by the loss.
  • Accountability: Holding the negligent party accountable for their actions or omissions.
  • Closure: Finding closure and a sense of justice through legal resolution.

At Maverick Ray Law, we work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for our clients, ensuring their rights are protected and justice is served.

What To Expect

Losing a loved one is always a painful experience, but when that loss occurs due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, it becomes a wrongful death situation. Wrongful death can result from a wide range of circumstances, including car accidents, defective products, slip and falls, drunk driving incidents, workplace accidents, or even acts of violence like murder. In these tragic cases, a Texas wrongful death attorney becomes a crucial advocate, helping families seek compensation for their devastating loss.

At Maverick Ray Law, we understand that no amount of compensation can truly replace a beloved family member. However, we also recognize the importance of financial stability in the aftermath of such a sudden loss. Our dedicated team of wrongful death attorneys is committed to safeguarding the rights of our clients throughout the legal process.

Types of Accidents That Cause a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of accidents and incidents. These may include:

  • Car and Truck Accidents: Fatalities resulting from negligent driving or accidents involving commercial vehicles.
  • Defective Products: When a faulty product leads to a fatal accident or injury.
  • Slip and Falls: Fatal falls on unsafe premises due to negligence or inadequate maintenance.
  • Drunk Driving: Deaths caused by impaired drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Workplace Accidents: Fatalities resulting from unsafe working conditions or employer negligence.
  • Violent Acts: Wrongful deaths caused by intentional harm, such as murder.

Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim

In Texas, wrongful death claims allow surviving family members to seek compensation for various damages, including:

  • Loss of Future Income: The potential earnings the deceased would have contributed to the family over time.
  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with medical treatment and bills incurred prior to the victim's death.
  • Emotional Suffering: Compensation for the emotional distress and trauma endured by surviving family members.
  • Personal Loss: Recognizing the intangible value of the deceased's companionship and support.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the victim before their death.
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: Coverage for the costs of funeral arrangements and burial services.

These damages, when awarded in a wrongful death claim, are distributed among surviving family members based on the degree of injury they suffered as a result of the tragic loss, as determined by the court.

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If you've lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident, don't hesitate to reach out to Maverick Ray Law for a free consultation of your wrongful death case. We are here to serve you and help you seek the justice and compensation your family deserves.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the timeframe for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas?

Surviving spouses, children, or parents typically have three months to file a wrongful death claim in Texas. If this window is missed, the executor of the estate or a personal representative can file on their behalf.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Eligibility to file a wrongful death lawsuit typically includes immediate family members like spouses and children, and may extend to life partners, financial dependents, distant relatives, or estate representatives.

How do I know if I have a valid wrongful death claim?

To pursue a wrongful death claim, you must establish that someone died due to someone's intent to cause harm or negligence. Additionally, a personal representative of the estate should already be appointed, and surviving family members must have suffered monetary losses due to the death.

How is the value of a wrongful death claim determined?

The value of a wrongful death claim is determined by various factors, including the deceased's lost wages and potential future earnings, medical and funeral expenses, and the survivors' loss of companionship and support. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering may also be considered. The calculation often involves complex legal and financial assessments and may vary based on jurisdiction-specific laws. An attorney specializing in wrongful death cases can provide a more accurate valuation based on the specifics of the case

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