At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston personal injury lawyers know that losing a loved one to negligence is an overwhelming experience. Whether it occurs in a vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver, industrial accident, offshore incident, or while seeking medical care in Texas, the reality is that our clients must find a way to move forward without someone they love.
Unfortunately, they often face secondary heartbreak when their mourning is cut short by the financial impact their loss has caused.
Our Harris County wrongful death attorneys know that no amount of money is going to bring your loved one back. But it may give you and your family the time you need to grieve while holding the liable party accountable for their wrongdoing.
Here is who may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim in Texas.
Am I Eligible to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Texas wrongful death law specifies which family members are eligible to file a claim to pursue financial recovery for the loss of their loved one.
They include, in order, the deceased person’s:
- Surviving Spouse
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.
Have You Lost a Loved One to Negligence in Texas?
If you have lost a loved one to negligence in Texas, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Our skilled bilingual personal injury 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.