San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyer

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.

Wrongful Death Accidents

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:

Wrongful Death Statistics

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.

  1. Drunk driving deaths – 10,497 fatalities
  2. Unbelted deaths – 10,428 fatalities
  3. Speeding-related deaths – 10,111 fatalities
  4. Pedestrian deaths – 5,987 fatalities
  5. Motorcycle deaths – 5,286 fatalities
  6. Distracted driving deaths – 3,450 fatalities
  7. Bicyclist deaths – 840 fatalities
  8. Drowsy-driving deaths – 803 fatalities

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Texas

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.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

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.

D. Willis Law Can Help You Receive Compensation

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.

  • Attorney Daniel Willis has more than a decade of experience representing clients in all types of personal injury cases.
  • Attorney Daniel Willis has significant experience working for insurance companies and understands how insurers operate.
  • Your consultation is 100% free with no strings attached, and you don’t pay any fees if we don’t win your case. No recovery, no fee.

If you need a San Antonio wrongful death attorney, please contact us today for your free consultation.