Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Has the passing of a family member or close friend been caused by the carelessness or misconduct of someone else?

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Losing a loved one is painful enough without having to deal with complex legal issues. The experienced Texas wrongful death lawyers at Thompson Law are here to help grieving families obtain justice and maximum compensation after a tragic loss. With decades of experience representing clients in wrongful death claims, we have the skills and resources to build strong cases and fight for full financial recovery.

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Answering Common Questions About Wrongful Death

Losing someone you love is a devastating experience. You shouldn’t have to face the legal complexities alone. Our Texas wrongful death lawyers are here to guide you through the process, protect your rights, and help you get answers to all your questions.

What is Wrongful Death in Texas?

Under Texas law, a wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person or entity. Families of the deceased can pursue legal action against the responsible parties.

Wrongful death claims address losses like:

  • Lost future income
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Funeral and burial costs

Damages can provide surviving families with long-term financial security.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Texas law gives standing to immediate family members including:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents of unmarried, childless adults

Other relatives may also be able to bring a case if they were financially dependent on the deceased. Our attorneys can advise you on your eligibility during a free consultation.

What are the Time Limits for Filing?

There are strict deadlines for wrongful death claims in Texas. These legal limits include:

  • 2 years from the date of death for adults
  • Until age 20 for cases involving minors

Talk to our lawyers immediately so we can take prompt legal action within the prescribed time limits.

Navigating the Complexities of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Losing someone raises so many unanswered questions. What happened? Who is responsible? How will this affect my family? Our Texas wrongful death lawyers are here to help you find the truth and obtain accountability. With decades of experience, we have the legal skills to:

  • Perform in-depth investigations into the cause of death
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Determine valid legal claims such as negligence or medical malpractice
  • Calculate the full scope of financial losses for your family
  • Strongly advocate for you throughout the legal process

At Thompson Law, our sole focus is helping grieving families pursue maximum compensation through wrongful death lawsuits. With compassionate guidance, legal expertise and tireless dedication, we empower families to rebuild their lives.

Statistical Look at Texas Wrongful Deaths

  • Over 35,000 people die from unintentional injuries in Texas annually.
  • The leading causes are:
  • Motor vehicle crashes – 3,624 deaths
  • Unintentional poisonings – 2,966 deaths
  • Unintentional falls – 2,504 deaths
  • Texas also suffers thousands of wrongful deaths from
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Families who file wrongful death suits recover over $567 million in compensation per year.


Don’t become just another statistic. Work with an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to protect your rights.

Determining Who Can File a Claim After a Wrongful Death

Figuring out who has legal standing for a wrongful death claim can be confusing. Our Texas wrongful death attorneys can help clarify this so you can take appropriate legal action after losing a loved one.

In Texas, the following relatives typically have standing to file a wrongful death suit:

Surviving Spouse

If the deceased was married, the surviving husband or wife has top priority in bringing a claim. They can recover damages for:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost earnings and income
  • Mental anguish


If there is no surviving spouse, the children can file a wrongful death claim. Adult and minor children alike can recover compensation.


For unmarried adults with no children, parents may file suit and claim damages. This includes adoptive parents.

Other Relatives

Texas law makes allowances for other relatives to file suit if they were financially dependent on the deceased. Our attorneys can help determine your eligibility to bring a wrongful death claim after a tragic loss.

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Proving Liability in Wrongful Death Claims

Establishing who is at fault for a wrongful death is crucial but can be challenging. Our experienced Texas wrongful death attorneys have the legal skills to thoroughly investigate your case, build strong arguments and prove liability. With decades of experience holding negligent parties accountable, we won’t rest until you get maximum compensation.

Elements That Must Be Proven

To recover damages, our lawyers must prove:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased
  • This duty was breached through negligence or intent
  • This breach directly caused the death
  • Quantifiable losses resulted

We have extensive experience developing compelling wrongful death cases to prove liability.

Is it a Civil or Criminal Case?

Wrongful death claims fall under civil law and are separate from any criminal charges. Our goal is obtaining financial compensation for your family, not pursuing criminal penalties.

Can Corporations Be Held Liable?

Yes. Companies and government agencies can be sued for wrongful death if their negligence caused a loss of life. Our lawyers regularly hold corporations accountable.

Can Children Recover for a Parent’s Death?

Absolutely. Minor children can file lawsuits and obtain damages after losing a parent. Compensation secures their financial futures.

Types of Damages Available in Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one causes immense grief. While no amount of money can ever replace your cherished family member, financial compensation can provide:

  • Resources to pay funeral costs
  • Income replacement for lost wages
  • Funds to pay off medical expenses
  • Long-term financial stability and security

Our Texas wrongful death lawyers will fight for full damages so you can mourn your loss without worrying about finances.

Compensation Categories

Typical damages in wrongful death cases include:

  • Lost income, wages, benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs

With decades of experience maximizing wrongful death damages, we will pursue every avenue for full compensation.

Getting Your Family the Maximum Compensation

Losing a loved one leaves a massive hole in a family. While the legal system can never make you whole again, financial compensation can provide stability as you move forward. Our Texas wrongful death lawyers will:

  • Thoroughly investigate how your loved one died
  • Build the strongest case possible to prove liability
  • Fight fiercely to recover the maximum damages for your family
  • Handle the legal process so you can focus on healing

With compassionate guidance and tireless dedication, we empower grieving families to obtain justice. Contact us today to start building your claim.

Calculating Wrongful Death Settlements

There is no one-size-fits-all formula for calculating wrongful death payouts. Factors include:

  • Lost income and earning potential
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering of family members
  • Loss of companionship

With decades of experience, our lawyers will pursue maximum compensation for your unique circumstances.

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Critical Filing Deadlines For Texas Wrongful Death Cases

There are strict legal time limits for filing wrongful death claims in Texas. Meeting these deadlines is crucial. Our attorneys respond immediately to new cases so we can take prompt legal action for clients. We never waste valuable time as we build strong cases before times expire. We level the playing field against big companies and their lawyers.

Why Waiting Can Ruin Your Claim

In Texas, adults generally have 2 years to file. For minors, this extends until age 20. Seem like enough time? It’s not. Complex investigations take time. So does preparing convincing legal arguments. Exceeding deadlines permanently bars recovery. Don’t risk missing your opportunity. Contact us right away.

Why Thompson Law is the Right Choice For Your Wrongful Death Case

Losing someone you love is devastating enough without having to face legal challenges alone. At Thompson Law, we understand. For decades, our attorneys have helped Texas families through tragic losses. We provide compassionate guidance so you can focus on healing. Trust our team for:

An Unwavering Commitment to Clients

We know you’re dealing with overwhelming grief and uncertainty. Let us handle the legal complexities and tough negotiations. We will fight tirelessly for you.

Decades of Experience Handling Wrongful Death Cases

There’s no substitute for experience. We’ve handled hundreds of wrongful death cases over decades. Our knowledge and skills produce results for clients.

Maximum Possible Compensation

We’ll thoroughly analyze losses like earnings, benefits, expenses, companionship and suffering. Then we’ll work aggressively to recover full damages so you can manage finances.

No Fees Unless You Recover Damages

We operate on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing upfront or throughout your case. We only collect if you obtain compensation.

The experienced Texas wrongful death attorneys at Thompson Law are ready to help you and your family pursue justice. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Common Texas Wrongful Death Scenarios

Tragically, thousands of negligent deaths occur in Texas annually. Some common scenarios include:

Motor Vehicle Crashes

  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Distracted or impaired drivers
  • Defective vehicles or parts

Workplace Accidents

  • Falls from heights
  • Being struck by objects
  • Dangerous equipment

Medical Malpractice

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed treatment
  • Medication errors

Nursing Home Abuse

  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Improper care and neglect
  • Poor supervision leading to injuries

No matter how your loved one died, our attorneys can investigate, prove liability and recover maximum compensation.

How Thompson Law Can Help Your Family

Losing a loved one raises so many difficult issues. You shouldn’t have to handle legal matters alone. With decades of wrongful death experience and a proven track record, Thompson Law can:

  • Conduct thorough investigations to determine what happened
  • Identify all responsible parties and legal claims
  • Collect police reports, medical records and other evidence
  • Prove liability and negligence caused the death
  • Calculate full compensation for financial losses
  • Advocate aggressively through the claims process
  • Negotiate persistently to maximize settlement amounts

Let us stand beside you and carry the burden during this challenging time. Contact our Texas wrongful death lawyers for dedicated legal representation.

Wrongful Death FAQs

Wrongful Death

Knowing the applicable statutes of limitations, understanding the elements of negligence and proximate cause, and gathering evidence to establish liability are all crucial factors that can influence the outcome of a wrongful death case.

Wrongful death cases can be highly emotional and complex, making it crucial to determine who is at fault. In these cases, liability is determined by analyzing the evidence to identify who acted negligently or intentionally caused the death. This often involves investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident, such as whether the victim was in a safe environment and whether there were any contributing factors to the death. Additionally, insurance policies and state laws may also come into play when determining fault. It’s important to have a skilled attorney who can guide you through the legal process and help you receive the compensation you deserve. While nothing can bring back a loved one, accountability can bring some closure and justice for the family.

The loss of a loved one can be a devastating experience, especially when the death was caused by another person’s negligence or intentional harm. In such situations, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible individual or entity. The process for filing a wrongful death lawsuit typically involves gathering evidence, hiring an attorney, filing the complaint, and going through the discovery process which involves exchanging information and evidence with the opposing party. The case may then proceed to trial or settle outside of court. It is important to remember that each state has its own laws and procedures for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, so it’s recommended to consult with an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process.

While many wrongful death cases settle out of court, anyone filing a lawsuit should prepare for the possibility of having to go to trial. A skilled wrongful death attorney can litigate on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.

In Texas, damages for wrongful death can include funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of possible inheritance, pain and suffering, and loss of society, companionship, support, and care. In some instances, punitive damages might be sought. These are damages intended to punish the guilty party and deter other parties from engaging in the same conduct.

Each state has its own unique wrongful death laws regarding who can bring a claim and how settlements are to be distributed. Here is a guide to wrongful death claims for every state in the US.

In Texas, the surviving spouse, children, or parents can file a wrongful death claim. If no family members file, an executor of the deceased person’s estate may file. Here is a complete guide to wrongful death claims in Texas.

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