Turn to Our Abilene Wrongful Death Lawyer.

Losing a close family member is one of life’s hardest moments. When the death was caused by another party’s negligent actions, your pain and sadness may be compounded by anger, confusion and feelings of helplessness. We want you to know you aren’t alone. If a negligent or intentional act contributed to your loved one’s passing, our experienced Abilene wrongful death lawyer may be able to help you.

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Effectively Proving Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers Provide Skilled Legal Support

Wrongful death lawsuits involve a lot of complexities. It takes in-depth understanding of the law and careful investigation of all the evidence to successfully prove fault in them. Depending on the circumstances, the type of evidence we will investigate includes:

  • Police and other accident reports
  • Medical records
  • Death certificates
  • Witness statements
  • The accident scene itself
  • Photos and video of the accident scene
  • Any other evidence that may be relevant to the case.

We also engage the services of expert witnesses. For example, if the death occurred as a result of a car accident, we may bring in accident reconstruction experts or highway safety professionals. If medical malpractice is alleged, we would get help from medical professionals with knowledge of the particular surgery or other procedure that caused your loved one’s death.

How Comparative Negligence Could Harm Your Case

Texas is a comparative negligence state. This means that if it can be determined that your family member shared any fault for their own accident and injuries, your compensation will be reduced by that amount. For example, if it can be proven that the deceased person was 25% responsible for their own accident, your award would be reduced by this amount. If the other side is successful in proving your loved one was more than 50% to blame for their own accident, you won’t get anything. Insurers will also typically consider comparative negligence in negotiating settlement awards.

Unfortunately, in wrongful death cases, opposing sides and their attorneys often try to blame the victim for their own injuries and death. That way, they can reduce the amount of money they’re liable for or potentially not pay anything at all. For example, the driver that was responsible for your family member’s death may try to claim that your loved one was speeding or doing something else that contributed to the accident. Or, in the case of a manufacturer, the company may try to claim that your loved one was using a product in a way it wasn’t intended to be used, which caused it to malfunction and injure them.

For these reasons, it’s very important to get the assistance of an experienced law firm with a track record of success in beneficially resolving wrongful death cases for clients. Hanna Law is that law firm. Our committed wrongful death lawyers in Abilene fight hard toward proving fault on behalf of clients who have experienced the traumatic deaths of beloved family members. You can count on us to stand up for you.

Statute Of Limitations for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Filing a lawsuit probably isn’t a top priority when you are just trying to get through each day after losing a loved one. But the sooner you file, the sooner you may be able to get legal satisfaction. Also, if you file as soon as possible, you won’t risk running up against the Texas statute of limitations. Generally, survivors have two years from the date of their family member’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, every case is different, and there are many exceptions to this statute. When you meet with one of our Abilene wrongful death lawyers, they will review your circumstances and advise you about specific deadlines in your case.

Call the Wrongful Death Lawyers in Abilene at Hanna Law Firm

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At the Hanna Law Firm, we understand that you are grieving. We want to ease a bit of your burden by getting you compensation that can help relieve financial stress. And for the sake of your beloved relative, we want the at-fault party held to account for their actions, as you do, too.

Our job is to handle every detail of your case and fight to win you justice ― so you can focus on yourself, your family and moving forward with your life. To meet with one of our compassionate and skilled Texas wrongful death lawyers, call 432-606-2378 or fill out our online form for a free consultation and we will get back to you quickly. For the convenience of clients, in addition to Abilene, we also have offices in Odessa, Sweetwater and Midland.