Wrongful Death

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Fort Worth Wrongful Death Attorneys

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death occurs when any illegal or negligent act results in the death of another person. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths occur through evens, such as intoxicated and reckless driving, medical malpractice, and more. 

While nothing will bring back your family member, a wrongful death claim can provide relief from the unexpected financial fallout of such a loss, as well as provide a measure of closure. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in the greater Fort Worth area, you can turn to Cañas & Flores for the legal help you need in handling this matter.

Our legal team of Fort Worth wrongful death lawyers provides compassionate and knowledgeable representation at such a difficult time. We can help you seek damages under the Texas Wrongful Death Act by bringing a legal claim seeking specific compensation for various aspects of your loss.

Talk to a Fort Worth wrongful death lawyer in a free case analysis; call (817) 500-9448 or contact us online to get started. Se habla español. 

Who Can File Wrongful Death Claims in Texas?

A wrongful death claim is a civil matter that can be filed by:

  • A parent
  • Child
  • Or spouse, individually or as a group

Siblings cannot file a wrongful death claim in Texas. However, claims can also be filed by the personal representative or the executor of the deceased person’s estate.

What Types of Damages Are Available for Wrongful Death Claims?

In a wrongful death claim, damages are sought to compensate the surviving family members or the estate. These monetary damages are then proportioned to the survivors in accordance with what they have suffered due to the death.

Damages can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Hospital expenses incurred by the deceased because of the injuries sustained prior to death
  • Pain and suffering the deceased person experienced due to the injuries sustained
  • Mental pain and anguish of family members
  • Lost earning capacity of the decedent for family members
  • Lost inheritance for children
  • Lost love, companionship, care, guidance, and support for family members

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims in Texas?

In Texas, wrongful death claims typically must be filed within two years from the date of the death. It is important to discuss your case with our legal team well before this time limit so that evidence can be built to substantiate your claim.

How The Wrongful Death Lawyers at Cañas & Flores Can Help You

The entire staff at Cañas & Flores are fluent in both English and Spanish. Personal injury cases are always taken on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we don’t win, you don't owe us anything. If we win, payment is made as a percentage of the money you are awarded. 

Cañas & Flore pays for all costs associated with preparing your case—such as fees for court filing, medical records, and investigator and expert witness charges—and are reimbursed out of the money awarded to you. If you don’t win, we collect nothing.

Contact Cañas & Flores online or at (817) 500-9448 to discuss your claim with a Fort Worth wrongful death attorney today. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What legal actions can I take if I lost a loved one due to negligence in Fort Worth?

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence in Fort Worth, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action seeks compensation for various losses, including funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and the emotional distress of surviving family members. It's crucial to consult with a Fort Worth wrongful death attorney to navigate the legal process and ensure your rights are protected.

What types of compensation are available in a Fort Worth wrongful death claim?

In a Fort Worth wrongful death claim, survivors may seek compensation for funeral and burial costs, hospital bills incurred prior to the deceased's death, pain and suffering experienced by the deceased, mental anguish of family members, lost earning capacity, lost inheritance, and loss of love, companionship, and support.

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