Houston Wrongful Death Attorney
Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers in Houston, TX
If your loved one has been killed in a car, truck, or other accident caused by negligence, you deserve the opportunity to seek compensation for the tragic loss of your family member.
Collectively, our skilled Houston wrongful death attorneys have spent more than three decades working on both sides of the courtroom, gaining unparalleled experience of the inner workings of some of the world’s largest insurance companies, and transforming that knowledge into wins for our clients.
We can pursue the same results for you and your family.
Our skilled legal staff offers services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin because we believe in inclusion, fairness, and justice. It is only possible to successfully represent the people in our communities when we can successfully represent all people.
Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to pursuing results for traumatized family members, so they can focus on grieving with their families while we manage the details of their wrongful death claims.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Texas?
Since 2003, we have dedicated our practice to producing real results for real people whose lives have been impacted by negligence. That includes those who have tragically lost their loved ones to negligence.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Texas include:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Offshore & Maritime Accidents
- Oil Rig Explosions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Plant & Refinery Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
Our Houston personal injury attorneys and support staff provide straightforward legal advice that allows our clients to make informed decisions about their cases every step of the way.
Our law firm founder, Steve Hollingworth, has been the lead attorney in over 50 jury trials as lead counsel in over a dozen different Texas counties. Should your case go to trial, we will be ready to aggressively pursue the positive outcome you deserve in front of a judge and/or jury.
The insurance company will value a case more if they know the firm is willing to go to trial. At the Hollingworth Law Firm, we are more than willing — we remain trial ready.
Who is Eligible to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Texas wrongful death law specifies that the deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, and parents are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state’s civil courts.
If the surviving spouse, children, or parents do not file a wrongful death claim within three months of the date of death, the personal representative or administrator of the deceased person’s estate may file the claim instead — unless all the eligible surviving family members specifically request that the wrongful death lawsuit not be filed.
What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue During a Texas Wrongful Death Claim?
At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, we are dedicated to pursuing actual results for our clients.
That means outlining their unique financial recovery needs based on how the loss of their loved one has impacted their lives and futures.
Common financial recovery possibilities that may be pursued by the eligible surviving family members may include:
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Lost Inheritance
- Lost Support, Advice, Care, Maintenance, Services, and Counsel
- Lost Love, Companionship, Comfort, and Society
- Mental Pain and Anguish Experienced by the Surviving Family
Contact our Houston personal injury firm for help today, and will speak directly with a wrongful death attorney, so you understand your legal rights and options right away.
We will fight for each form of financial recovery you deserve through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or prepare your case with precision for trial. When you are ready to contact an accomplished wrongful death law firm in Houston, we are ready to hear your story.
Tell us how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your Texas wrongful death claim.
Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston, Texas Today
If your loved one lost their life to negligence, contact our dedicated Houston wrongful death lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual wrongful death lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.
Frequently Asked Questions for Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston, Texas
How Can I Prove My Loved One’s Death Was Caused by Negligence?
In Texas, wrongful death occurs when a person or party’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default leads to the death of another.
To put it simply, if the individual lives, and would have been entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit on their own, the eligible family member(s) are typically able to step in and file a claim on their own, called a wrongful death claim.
If My Loved One Was Killed By a Drunk Driver, Do I Still Need An Attorney to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
When negligence is a clear factor in someone’s death, including in cases of deadly drunk driving collisions, the family members must understand that they are not pursuing the actual driver for their financial recovery. They are going to have to go through the driver’s insurance company to achieve results. Insurance companies are not in the business of writing blank checks for accident and wrongful death claims. That means they are going to fight to pay as little as possible. Our skilled Houston wrongful death lawyers will take up the fight for you, so you can focus on grieving with your family – not battling an insurance company that only wants to win.
How Long Do I Have to File a Texas Wrongful Death Claim?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the person’s death.