When one person causes the death of another, a lawyer will file a wrongful death lawsuit. Proving a wrongful death case is often complicated and expensive. For this reason, it is important to consider hiring a San Antonio wrongful death attorney to assist you. If someone you love passed away in an accident, contact D. Willis Law today. We would love to help you, and the consultation is always free.
Almost any type of accident can cause catastrophic personal injuries, and even death. For instance, examples of accidents that can lead to a wrongful death claim include:
Unfortunately, accident fatalities are steadily increasing. For example, traffic fatalities increased 5.6% from 2015 to 2016. Below are some 2016 wrongful death statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The statute of limitations is like a deadline. It tells you the time limit you have to file a lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is two years. In other words, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. After that, your claim is barred. However, there are some limited exceptions to this rule. For this reason, it’s important to consult a San Antonio wrongful death attorney to determine the statute of limitations in your case.
Texas law only allows certain classes of people to bring a wrongful death claim. These people include the spouse, children, and parents of the deceased person. On the other hand, neither siblings nor grandparents can bring a wrongful death claim.
The San Antonio-based attorneys of D. Willis Law have the experience, knowledge, and proven results to help you receive compensation for your wrongful death case.
If you need a San Antonio wrongful death attorney, please contact us today for your free consultation.