Arlington Wrongful Death Lawyers

Has an act of carelessness taken the life of a loved one too soon?

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No one should have to lose a loved one because of someone else’s recklessness or misconduct. If that happened to your family in the Austin area, we can help. Thompson Law’s dedicated wrongful death lawyers have over 15 years of experience getting justice for grieving families across Texas. Contact us for a FREE CASE REVIEW.

The wrongful death claims process can be complex, with strict filing deadlines and complicated legal issues. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side can make all the difference. The wrongful death lawyers at Thompson Law have years of experience handling these sensitive cases.

We understand this is an emotional time and provide caring counsel every step of the way. Our firm has secured millions for clients in verdicts and settlements. If you lost a loved one due to another’s negligence in Arlington or anywhere in Texas, we invite you to contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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What Makes a Death "Wrongful" in Texas?

According to Texas law, a wrongful death claim may be filed when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default of another person or entity. For example, wrongful death can occur in scenarios such as:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents caused by a reckless or intoxicated driver
  • Medical malpractice such as surgical errors and medication overdoses
  • Defective products such as dangerous drugs or auto parts
  • Premises liability accidents such as slip and falls, swimming pool drownings
  • Workplace accidents caused by negligence of other employees, lack of safety equipment/procedures
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect

If negligence or wrongdoing by another party contributed to your loved one’s death in Arlington, an attorney can help determine if you have a valid wrongful death claim.

Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in Arlington

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, approximately 3,400 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes across the state each year. Traffic collisions are by far the leading cause of wrongful death and injury in Texas and Arlington. Common accident scenarios our lawyers see include:

  • Speeding or aggressive drivers
  • Distracted driving such as cell phone use
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued truck drivers causing 18-wheeler crashes
  • Reckless driving and disregard of traffic laws

After auto accidents, medical mistakes are another top cause of preventable deaths. Other leading wrongful death causes include workplace accidents, defective products, and premises liability hazards. Our attorneys have experience with even highly complex wrongful death cases. We can pursue maximum compensation whether your loved one’s death was caused by car wreck, medical malpractice, a dangerous product, or other negligence.

Our Commitment to Arlington Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one leaves families devastated, facing immense grief and unexpected expenses. A wrongful death lawyer can help by:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation to establish how your loved one died and who is at fault
  • Navigating the complex legal process, paperwork, statutes of limitations, and documentation
  • Communicating with insurance companies and negligent parties to fight for full and fair compensation
  • Valuing aspects such as lost future earnings and benefits, funeral costs, mental anguish, and other damages
  • Taking the case to trial if a satisfactory settlement cannot be obtained

The experienced attorneys at Thompson Law guide mourning families through this difficult process, handling the legal complexities so you can focus on healing. We will fight relentlessly to help you move forward and obtain justice.

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Arlington Wrongful Death Statistics and Facts You Should Know

According to CDC data analyzed by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, the annual rate of injury deaths in Tarrant County is approximately 58 per 100,000 population compared to 57/100,000 nationwide. Within Tarrant County, the city of Arlington has its own set of risks and common causes of accidental death.

Our wrongful death lawyers have experience with all types of injury cases and can determine if negligence caused your loved one’s passing. Like most cities, the leading cause of accidental death in Arlington is traffic accidents. The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 129 motor vehicle fatalities in Tarrant County in 2021.

Speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, truck driver fatigue, and other behaviors contribute to thousands of preventable traffic deaths across Texas each year. Arlington families who lose someone in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence can fight for compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

Under Texas statutes, the following relations can pursue wrongful death damages:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Children
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate

Others with evidence of pecuniary loss or damage resulting from the person’s death may also be able to file a claim with approval of a judge. A knowledgeable Texas wrongful death lawyer can advise whether you are eligible to seek compensation.

Wrongful Death Damages Available Arlington

Although financial compensation can never make up for the tragic loss of life, it can help surviving families get through the difficult transition, cover funeral and medical expenses, and secure the future. Damages our lawyers may seek include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses from accident-related injuries
  • Loss of financial support or services
  • Loss of love, guidance, companionship
  • Pain and suffering prior to death
  • Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence

Understanding Arlington Survival Damage Claims

Texas law allows for recovery of “survival damages” and wrongful death damages. Survival damages are for losses the deceased person incurred before their death, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain/suffering. Wrongful death damages help compensate survivors for losses they experience. Our skilled injury and wrongful death lawyers thoroughly investigate accidents to build the strongest possible case for full financial recovery.

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Our Arlington Wrongful Death Attorneys Are in Your Corner

The skilled wrongful death attorneys at Thompson Law are prepared to take on insurance companies and negligent defendants in even complex cases. We have a proven record of success handling cases involving:

  • Automotive and truck accidents
  • Workplace and construction site accidents
  • Defective products and drugs
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Government agency liability

Our firm has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for grieving Texas families. We know how to determine liability, prove damages, negotiate firmly, and take cases to court when needed. You can trust our dedicated wrongful death lawyers to secure the maximum compensation you deserve while guiding you through the legal process.

Why Experience Matters in Wrongful Death Claims

With decades of collective experience, Thompson Law’s personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have seen first-hand how lives can be devastated in an instant by another’s negligence or wrongdoing. Our accomplished lawyers have handled hundreds of death cases over the years. Here are some examples of our past case results:

  • $1.6 million settlement for the death of a construction worker at a worksite accident
  • $850,000 verdict after a woman died from complications of medical negligence during surgery
  • $500,000 workplace oilfield accident settlement

And numerous 6-figure settlements in vehicle crashes, defective product cases, premises accidents, and more

Get a FREE Consultation with an Arlington Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you lost a loved one due to another’s negligence in Arlington or anywhere in Texas, please reach out to Thompson Law for caring and experienced representation. Call us at (844) 308-8180 or contact us online for a FREE CONSULTATION. We are available 24/7 to speak about your potential wrongful death case and options. Pursuing a claim can never take away your grief, but it can help you gain closure and secure the best possible future for your family. Let our compassionate wrongful death lawyers shoulder this burden while you mourn and heal.

Arlington Wrongful Death Lawyer FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Texas?
A: Under Texas statutes, you normally have 2 years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. An attorney can advise if there are exceptions.

Q: Does Texas have caps on wrongful death damages?
A: No, Texas does not limit compensation amounts in wrongful death lawsuits. Juries may award damages they deem appropriate.

Q: Are wrongful death cases decided by a judge or jury in Texas?
A: Most wrongful death cases settle out of court. However, either side can request a jury trial. An experienced attorney can best advise if a settlement or trial is preferable.

Q: How are damages calculated in a Texas wrongful death case?
A: Damages can include both economic losses like medical/funeral costs and lost income as well as non-economic damages such as pain/suffering, loss of companionship, and other.

Q: Who pays wrongful death compensation?
A: Responsible parties such as insurance companies, individuals, businesses, or government entities typically pay damages to claimants. An attorney will pursue liable sources.

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Contact Thompson Law Today

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident turns lives upside down. The dedicated wrongful death attorneys at Thompson Law are here to help grieving families pursue justice and closure during this difficult time. Contact us today at (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. Located in Arlington and serving clients statewide, we are AVAILABLE 24/7 to provide caring and professional guidance when you need it most. Let our experienced team stand by your side and handle the legal process so you can focus on healing. Call now or visit

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State law limits the time you have to file a claim after an auto accident. If you have been injured in an accident, call now to get the help you need.