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The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but it can be emotionally overwhelming when that death was the result of another person's negligence, recklessness, or intentional action. If your loved one was killed due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or entity, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your loss through a wrongful death claim.
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that no family should have to suffer because another person's carelessness, negligence, or wrongful conduct. Our Fort Bend County wrongful death lawyer has the skill and experience to aggressively represent the interests of your loved ones and ensure that justice is served.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is filed on behalf of the deceased person's surviving family members. In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members of the deceased person sue the person or entity that caused the death of their loved one and seek compensation for their losses. In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members are the "plaintiffs" and the person or entity that caused the death of their loved one is the "defendant."
A wrongful death claim is filed to recover compensation for the following types of losses:
- Funeral, burial, and memorial costs
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
In Texas, the individuals who can file a wrongful death lawsuit are typically limited to the following:
- Spouse: The surviving spouse of the deceased person has the primary right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas. This includes both legally married spouses and common-law spouses.
- Children: If there is no surviving spouse or if the spouse chooses not to file a lawsuit within three months of the death, the deceased person's children may have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
- Parents: If there is no surviving spouse or children, the deceased person's parents may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Executor or Administrator: If none of the above-mentioned individuals are available or willing to file a lawsuit, the executor or administrator of the deceased person's estate may have the authority to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate.
How Our Firm Can Help
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Bend County, TX, we understand the profound pain and devastation that accompanies the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to providing compassionate support and pursuing justice on behalf of our clients. We believe in holding those responsible accountable for their actions, and we will tirelessly advocate for your rights. If you have experienced the tragic loss of a family member, contact us today for a confidential consultation. Let us help you navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve.
By hiring Fort Bend County lawyers from The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Their lawyers have years of experience and provide knowledgeable legal representation. They will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need after suffering an injury.
Contact them today to get started on your case.
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If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense.
When you choose Attorney Brandon Sims, he will strategically anticipate and explain how the prosecution will present their case and plan accordingly in crafting your defense. Our firm believes that all individuals have the right to legal representation and that they are innocent until proven otherwise.
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