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Wrongful Death

Dealing with the loss of a family member is an extremely difficult process. This process may become increasingly difficult when the death was a wrongful death resulting from a third-party actor. For many individuals, wrongful death is a reality.

In many cases, wrongful death comes down to a lack of safety precautions and due diligence. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to what may have been a wrongful death, you need the guidance of a personal injury lawyer to help you recover.  

Attorney for Wrongful Death in The Woodlands, Texas

At Horak Law, Matt Horak has years of experience representing clients who have lost family members and loved ones due to wrongful death accidents. Matt Horak has an extensive knowledge of personal injury law and can use it to work towards finding the best possible outcome for your case.

If you or someone you know lost a family member due to a wrongful death accident and are struggling to pay for medical expenses and funeral costs, contact Horak Law at (713) 225-8000 today to schedule your consultation. Our offices are located in The Woodlands, conveniently accessible from I-45. We also serve clients in Houston, Spring, Conroe, and Shenandoah.

If you live in Montgomery County and are facing the aftermath of a wrongful death in the family, call today to discuss your options. We also accept clients in the surrounding counties of Liberty, Waller, Harris, and Walker County. 

Wrongful Deal Defined under §71.002

Under Texas’ Civil Practice and Remedies Code §71.002 states that an individual or company is liable for damages associated with a wrongful death suit if he or she causes the death of another person due to negligence, carelessness, unskillfulness, default, or recklessness.

Furthermore, children, spouses, or parents of the deceased individual may file the wrongful death suit on behalf of the decedent to recover damages in the form of the following:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish
  • Punitive damages (in some cases)
  • Counsel
  • Support
  • Maintenance
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of other benefits which the family would have received had the decedent lived

Where the decedents are the parents of a minor child, any damages recovered in a wrongful death suit will be held in trust by an appointed guardian on behalf of the child.

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Common Wrongful Death Suits

Some of the most common wrongful death suits may involve any of the following types of accidents:

  • Dog attacks
  • Medical malpractice
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Distracted Driving accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Homicide
  • Auto accidents
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability

Generally, Texas law provides an individual with two years for filing a wrongful death suit beginning at the time that the claim accrued. In some cases, this deadline may be increased if the victim could not have known or did not know that negligence was a factor in the decedent’s passing.

Extenuating circumstances will require the knowledge of an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether you qualify for an extended statute of limitations.

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Additional Resources

Filing an Offense or Accident Report– Visit the Montgomery County Constable website to find out more about filing an accident report. This website provides contact information for your nearest constable’s office. Also find more information on staff contacts and hours of operation.  

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Find a Lawyer for Wrongful Death Suits in Montgomery County, Texas

Do you live in Montgomery County, Walker County, Waller County, Liberty County, or Harris Count and recently lost a family member or spouse due to a wrongful death incident, call Horak Law at (713) 225-8000 to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney

At your initial consultation, you can discuss your legal options and possible damages you are entitled to under Texas law. Our Woodlands office is easily accessible from Interstate 45, and we proudly accept clients from neighboring cities including Spring, Shenandoah, Houston, and Conroe.

This article was last updated on January 31, 2017.

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