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Leander Wrongful Death Attorney

At FVF Law, we sincerely hope you never have to contact us regarding a potential wrongful death case in Leander. If the worst happens, however, know that we’re here for you and can provide the highest quality legal representation during your wrongful death claim.

Our Austin wrongful death lawyers care about our clients and are passionate about seeking justice for the irreplaceable loss of life due to a preventable accident. Find out how we can help you and your family pursue justice during this difficult time. Request a free wrongful death case consultation today.

Why Choose Us?

  • The lawyers at our law firm have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We understand exactly how to navigate the nuances of Texas’s wrongful death laws for our clients, including those involving Austin car accident attorney cases.
  • We have collected millions on behalf of our clients and been recognized by top legal organizations, including Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • We’re client-centric, meaning we put the needs of our clients above everything else. We operate on a contingency fee basis so that our clients don’t have to pay for our services out of pocket.

Texas’s Wrongful Death Laws

In Texas, wrongful death laws allow certain surviving family members to bring a civil claim or cause of action against one or more parties for causing the death of a beloved family member. Learning about Texas’s wrongful death statutes can help you understand and protect your rights as a claimant.

What Is the Definition of Wrongful Death?

Each state has its own definition of wrongful death, which is a civil claim that can impose liability (financial responsibility) on one or more parties for causing or contributing to the fatal injury of another person. If someone is held liable for a wrongful death, he or she must pay for related damages.

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 71.002 states:

  • (a)  An action for actual damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death may be brought if liability exists under this section.
  • (b)  A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.

If someone dies due to another person’s failure to act with a reasonable amount of care, a wrongful death claim can be brought under Texas law. This right may be available after a fatal car accident, premises liability accident, workplace accident, act of violence, or other deadly circumstances.

Who Can File a Claim?

In Texas, a deceased person’s surviving spouse, adult child, or parent has the right to file a wrongful death claim. However, they must do so before Texas’s statute of limitations expires. This statute of limitations is two years from the date of the decedent’s death, with only rare exceptions to this rule.

Get Compassionate Legal Representation for Your Wrongful Death Claim at FVF Law

You don’t have to go through the legal process of filing a wrongful death claim alone. Hire an Austin personal injury attorney at FVF Law to represent you and your family during this challenging time. We can answer your questions and educate you on your rights so that you can make informed decisions moving forward.

We’ll treat your case as if it were our own, dedicating personal time and attention to the pursuit of justice for your deceased loved one. Begin with a free case consultation. Contact us online or call us at (512) 640-2146 today.

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