Compassionate Texas Attorneys Advocate for Grieving Families in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Responsive Rockwall County lawyers support survivors seeking justice
If you’ve lost a family member in an accident or incident caused by the carelessness or negligence of someone else, Vice & Henley, PLLC in Rockwall County, Texas can help ease your burden during a difficult time. Our firm has represented surviving family members in wrongful death claims since 2006. While nothing can make up for the loss of a husband, wife, son or daughter, our seasoned litigators will work hard to seek justice for your loved one through a favorable settlement or court award.
Accomplished counselors assist eligible family members of the deceased
In Texas, the spouse, children or parents of the decedent are permitted to file a wrongful death claim. These parties can file individually or as a group. If the spouse, children or parents of the deceased individual do not choose to assert a wrongful death claim within three months of the decedent’s passing, the personal representative or executor of the deceased’s estate may file a claim.
Adopted children are also permitted to file a wrongful death suit for the death of their adoptive parent provided they were completely and legally adopted. Likewise, adoptive parents may submit a wrongful death claim in the event their adopted child is killed due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Texas law does not permit surviving siblings to assert a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys can determine whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and pursue all available damages.
Dedicated counselors fight for compensatory damages for surviving family members
With wrongful death claims in the state of Texas, monetary damages are paid to compensate the estate and surviving family members of the decedent. Some of the damages family members might recover in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Lost earning potential
- Lost support, services, maintenance, care and guidance the decedent would otherwise have offered
- Lost companionship, love and comfort
- Lost inheritance, such as what the decedent would have been likely to save and bequeath to surviving beneficiaries had they lived for a normal duration
Certain wrongful death claims in Texas qualify for exemplary damages or punitive damages, if the wrongful death was caused by gross or willful action or negligence. We will carefully assess your wrongful death claim to identify all potential damages and help you make an informed decision moving forward.
Contact caring Texas wrongful death lawyers for your free consultation
Our Rockwall County, Texas law firm handles wrongful death cases for clients across the city and throughout the surrounding area. Call the dedicated attorneys at Vice & Henley, PLLC at 800-531-6803 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.