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Liability in Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

Who can be held liable in wrongful death claims in Texas? The person, company or other party that caused your family member’s death through their negligence can be held responsible. Here are some examples of parties that may be named in wrongful death claims:

  • Careless or dangerous drivers who cause fatal crashes
  • Manufacturers whose products malfunction and kill people
  • Property owners who allow hazardous conditions that cause accidents
  • Doctors and other healthcare providers who are guilty of medical malpractice
  • Employers whose inattention to safety in the workplace causes worker deaths
  • Public agencies tasked with maintaining roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Additionally, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed against people who cause another’s death through violent acts. Even if the individual is being criminally prosecuted, they can also be sued in civil court for wrongful death.

Sometimes more than one party may be named in a wrongful death lawsuit. For example, if your family member died in a car accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, the trucking company that employs the driver might also be liable. The benefit of naming more than one liable party is the potential to have a higher payout.

When we review your case, our wrongful death lawyers in Midland will carefully look at all possible parties who could be liable in order to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. Call us to arrange a free consultation at 432-606-2378.

Time Limits for Filing Wrongful Death Claims

There is a two-year time limit, or statute of limitations, for filing wrongful death claims in Texas. Generally, the clock begins running on the day of your family member’s death. However, it’s important to point out that there are exceptions to this rule.


Reach Out to a Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyer in Midland

We know no amount of money can bring your loved one back or erase your pain. But the compensation you may get through a wrongful death lawsuit can help relieve the financial anxiety caused by the loss.  At Hanna Law, we have many years of experience helping grieving families get the compensation they deserve. Call us today at 432-606-2378 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We know how difficult this time is for people who have lost a spouse, a parent or a child. You can trust our wrongful death lawyer in Midland to work with you sensitively and compassionately, while putting all their legal skills and knowledge to work on your behalf.