Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
At the Francis Firm, our Southlake wrongful death attorneys have the skills and experience needed to handle the full range of wrongful death claims in Texas. If you lost a loved one as a result of the reckless or careless actions of another party, you need professional representation.
You and your family deserve justice and full financial protection. For more than 25 years, our Texas wrongful death lawyers have fought aggressively to protect the rights of grieving families. If you cannot come to our office, our experienced trial lawyers will come to you. To set up a free, strictly confidential legal consultation, please contact our law office right away.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim filed against a defendant who is liable for a death. Immediate family members of the victim may be able to bring a wrongful death claim in a number of different specific circumstances.
As these are complicated cases, it is essential that you consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible after a fatal accident. At the Francis Firm, our Texas attorneys handle all types of wrongful death claims. Some notable examples include:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
- Aviation accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Explosions and fires
- Premises liability claims
- Dangerous and defective product claims
- Medical malpractice claims
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Civil Rights violations
Do I have a Wrongful Death Case?
It is not always easy to know whether or not you have a viable wrongful death case. If your loved one was killed in an accident, you should call an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer immediately. Never assume that you do not have legal rights.
Your lawyer will be able to review the specific nature of the claim, explain your options, help you preserve your rights and recover financial compensation.
Notably, wrongful death lawsuits are governed by the Texas wrongful death statute (Texas Statutes § 71.001). To have a wrongful death case in Texas, you must:
- Be the surviving spouse, the child, the parent of the victim, or otherwise eligible to bring a claim under Texas law;
- File your claim before the statute of limitations expires (generally two years from the date of the death); and
- Prove that the defendant is legally responsible for the death.
Wrongful Death Verdicts & Settlements
$2,250,000 – Wrongful Death Trucking Accident
A young man’s tanker truck caught fire and exploded while working on a job site, causing serious burns that were ultimately fatal. Suit was brought against the site operator and trucking company, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $2,250,000. After fees and expenses, the victim’s family recovered $1,176,495.
Confidential – Wrongful Death Suit Against Automobile Manufacturer
Wrongful death suit was brought against an automobile manufacturer for defective design and performance of a seatbelt during a rollover accident after a motor vehicle collision resulted in a fatality.
Confidential – Wrongful Death Suit Against Property Owner
Wrongful death suit against a property owner in a fatal shooting in a workplace.
$600,000 – Wrongful Death Claim Against Municipality
A police officer responding to the scene of a motor vehicle collision came upon the accident too quickly. As a result, he struck and killed a good Samaritan in the roadway helping the other accident victims. Our firm brought claims against the city and the underinsured motorist carrier on behalf of the victim’s family. The case was resolved for the statutory limits for municipal claims and the insurance policy limits applicable to the claim. The total settlement was in the amount of $600,000 and reflected the maximum amount recoverable for this tragedy. After fees, legal expenses and funeral expenses, the family recovered $ 392,457.66.
Focus on Your Family and Let a Wrongful Death Attorney Handle the Rest
Wrongful death claims are complicated legal cases. Insurance companies are notoriously aggressive when defending wrongful death lawsuits. At the Francis Firm, our Texas wrongful death attorneys are compassionate advocates for our clients. If you lost a family member in a preventable accident, we are here to take care of all your legal needs so that you can focus on yourself and your loved ones. Your family deserves justice and the maximum financial compensation. To set up a free, fully confidential consultation, call our Southlake law office today at (817) 329-9001 or contact us online.
Recent Verdicts & Settlements
With over twenty million dollars recovered for clients, you can trust our experience and proven track record to get you the maximum possible recovery.SEE RECENT VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
- $2,250,000: Wrongful Death
- $1,970,000: Vehicle Collision
- $1,250,000: Car Accident
- $1,050,000: Truck Collision
- $1,000,000: Truck Accident
- $900,000: Vehicle Collision
- $775,839: Commercial Litigation
- $600,000: Wrongful Death
- $565,000: Vehicle Collision
- $425,000: Product Liability
- $329,000: Commercial Litigation
- $206,545: Premises Liability
- $87,300: Arbitration Verdict