Wrongful death law is based solely on negligence. Although all deaths are tragic, not all of them are caused by the negligent actions of another. A wrongful death suit requires proving full or partial fault.
In almost all Texas cases, the manner of death is determined by the civil authorities who issue a death certificate. However, determining who is at fault is much more difficult. In practice, the Higdon Lawyers Attorneys look closely at the circumstances surrounding the death to see what evidence is available and whether or not someone other than the deceased was partly at fault.
Cases for wrongful death in Texas must be brought within two years from the discovery of the death, subject to specific exceptions. Generally, if a plaintiff fails to file a lawsuit within that time period, then the right to bring a claim is barred and no recovery may be had. Therefore, speaking with a Texas wrongful death attorney as soon as possible is recommended if you believe you may have a right to compensation.
If your family member has died due to what you believe was wrongful or negligent conduct, please contact Higdon Lawyers for a free consultation and case evaluation.