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Nacogdoches Wrongful Death Attorney

Nobody should have to go through losing a loved one due to the negligent or careless actions of another person or entity. The compassionate team at Mike Love & Associates, LLC is ready to stand by your side and guide you through this process. Our Nacogdoches wrongful death attorneys will get to the bottom of what happened to your loved one. Our goal is to make sure you get the compensation you need during this tough time.

Mike Love & Associates, LLC Has The Experience You Need For This

Our compassionate and dedicated team of Nacogdoches county personal injury attorneys will not let you face these challenges alone. If you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to worry about how you will pay your bills. At the law firm of Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we are going to be by your side when you need us the most.

  • With more than 20 years of legal experience to bring to your case, we will not back down from an aggressive insurance company or other parties involved.
  • We have a comprehensive network of investigators and healthcare providers ready to get to work on figuring out what happened to your loved one.
  • We offer free consultations and take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

What Will Your Nacogdoches Wrongful Death Lawyer Do To Help?

Because wrongful death cases often involve families going up against larger businesses or insurance companies, a personal injury attorney will be your equalizer. An injury attorney can:

  • Gather all evidence related to the case: accident reports, medical records, eyewitness accounts, surveillance footage, etc.
  • Secure expert witnesses to testify on your behalf in court.
  • Calculate your total losses and negotiate with all parties on your behalf.

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How Do Wrongful Death Cases Arise?

Wrongful death cases arise when the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity cause the death of another person. In Texas, wrongful death claims can be brought by the:

  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased

There are various ways in which these personal injury cases arise in our area. Some of the most common wrongful death claims arise due to:

The statute of limitations (the amount of time you have to file a claim) is generally two years from the date a person died. However, there are some exceptions to this that a Nacogdoches county wrongful death attorney will be able to explain.

Who Can Be Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death cases can arise anytime a person loses their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual, business, or entity. Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against a wide range of individuals, companies, government agencies, and even individual employees of these entities. Each type of wrongful death claim could end up having multiple liable parties. For example, let us suppose a person loses their life in an accident that involves both a faulty roadway and a drunk driver. The wrongful death lawsuit might include various defendants, such as the following:

  • The driver at fault in the car accident
  • The employer of the driver at fault in the car accident
  • The engineer or construction company responsible for the faulty roadway
  • The government agency that failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the roadway hazard
  • The distributor, installer, or manufacture of a faulty or dangerous part inside the vehicle
  • Any person who served, sold, or gave alcohol to the impaired driver
  • The owner of the premises where the alcohol was served to the impaired driver

This is just one example of a wrongful death claim involving a vehicle accident. Wrongful death claims involving premises liability cases, defective products, medical negligence, industrial or workplace accidents, and more could all have just as many liable parties for any individual wrongful death claims. It is vital for family members of those who have been wrongfully killed to work with a skilled Nacogdoches wrongful death attorney as soon as possible so that all possible liable parties can be identified.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

When we turn to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 71.001, we can see that the surviving family members are allowed to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. In these cases, the survivors will attempt to hold whoever was responsible for their loved one’s death accountable for their actions. In general, any of the following individuals may file wrongful death lawsuit singly, or a group of them may choose to file a wrongful death claim together:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • The children of the deceased
  • The parents of the deceased

The personal representative or executor of the deceased person’s the state may file a claim if the surviving spouse, children, or parents failed to file a claim within three months from the date of death, unless one of those parties has specifically requested that a wrongful death claim not be filed. Additionally, Texas allows adult children to file wrongful death claims over the death of a parent. This is not the case in all states. Adopted children may also file wrongful death claims for the death of their adoptive parent, but only if the child is fully and legally adopted by the parent who lost their life. However, adopted children cannot file a wrongful death claim in the death of their biological parents. Similarly, adoptive parents can file wrongful death claims if their adopted child is wrongfully killed. Texas law does not allow siblings to file wrongful death claims for the loss of their sister or brother, regardless of whether the sibling is biological or adopted.

Was Your Loved One a Victim of Wrongful Death?

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, please accept our condolences. The team at the law firm of Mike Love & Associates, LLC is ready to be your advocate throughout this difficult time. Let our compassionate and skilled team of Nacogdoches personal injury lawyers investigate all aspects of your East Texas case so we can secure compensation for the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of consortium or companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need experienced Nacogdoches personal injury attorneys, you can contact us for a free case evaluation for your case call us at (936) 632-2000.

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