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Katy Area Wrongful Death Attorneys Standing Up for Your Family

Losing a loved one is never easy. The pain and grief can last for years and adjusting to life without your parent, child, or spouse can feel next to impossible. When their life was ended by someone else’s reckless behavior, poor choices, or malicious intentions, that process can be even more agonizing.

No one in this situation should have to struggle to survive financially in addition to dealing with their grief and pain. For many surviving family members, not only is the absence of their loved one an emotional wound, but a financial one as well. When a breadwinner is no longer there to provide for the family, or the death of a child causes a grieving parent to miss work, the financial impact becomes as tangible as their grief. In these difficult situations, the grieving family deserves the highest level of legal representation, empathy, and respect.

No one in this situation should have to struggle to survive financially in addition to dealing with their grief and pain.

At Will Adams Law Firm, we stand up for the family members of people who lost their lives through no fault of their own. We make it our business to not only guide you through the legal process, but make sure you have everything you need in the future, including adequate financial compensation for your undue suffering.

If your loved one lost their life because someone else made a mistake, don’t wait to reach out to us. We can help you understand your options, make the best choices for your family, and guide you during this difficult time. 

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What Is a Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When someone’s intentional or reckless behavior takes a life, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim against those responsible for their death.  

Common causes include: 

  • Car crashes 
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Semi-truck wrecks 
  • Pedestrian and bicycle collisions 
  • Dangerous drugs 
  • Defective products 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Workplace accidents 
  • Criminal actions 

Wrongful death claims include compensation for lost income, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost companionship, and your pain and suffering. It’s also common to include a survival claim in these cases, for the period between injury and death during which your loved one suffered pain, was afraid, couldn’t work, and more. What is included in your claim depends on your family’s unique situation, something an experienced wrongful death attorney can walk through with you individually. 

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? 

While the pain of losing a loved one is not limited to their immediate family, the only people eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit are surviving: 

  • Spouses 
  • Children 
  • Parents 
  • The deceased person’s estate (under certain circumstances) 

Unfortunately, this means siblings, unmarried partners, and friends are not eligible for financial compensation. 

You have two years from the date your loved one passed away to file your wrongful death claim. This limit is known as the statute of limitations, and if you wait to file outside of this period, you could lose your chance to collect compensation.  

“Will treats his clients with great kindness and compassion. He fully understands the pain and injustice each victim is going through. This compassion and understanding allows Will to prosecute your case to the fullest. Will is tenacious in pursuing what he feels is the correct settlement for his clients.”

- B & ES – Dallas, TX

“Will, Chris & Sarah. K and I just want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and our family. Throughout this process you have kept us informed and been patient with us (especially me) as we navigated through unchartered territory. Putting things in your hands allowed Karl and I to focus on him getting better.”

- SC – Katy, TX

“Hi Will, I just wanted to take a minute and let you and your wonderful staff know just how much we appreciate each one of you! All of you have been so great to us. Y’all have always answered any and all questions immediately and never left us hanging or wondering about anything. All of you have made this.”

- SB – Katy, TX

"Dear Sarah, you are the best legal assistant in the history of such creatures of legend and lore. (And Brian is in the tribe too) Do take a copy of this email to your next annual performance review... you have raised the bar. Thank you for all your help!"

- AM – Houston, TX

"I wanted to thank you both for a job well done and for an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. I appreciated your expertise and your thoroughness of preparation, as well as keeping me informed of the possible outcomes at each major point.Will, I think that Chris did an excellent job and wanted to bring that to your attention."

- MJ – Katy, TX

How Much Is a Wrongful Death Claim Worth in Texas?

At Will Adams Law Firm, our clients and their loved ones are worth more than a dollar amount. However, we understand that financial compensation is an important part of the healing and recovery process—it’s hard to move on with your life if you don’t how you’ll pay for funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, and other expenses. That’s why we take the utmost care when calculating case values on behalf of our clients. 

We examine the unique factors that go into every wrongful death case and calculate their value. 

Economic Damages 

Economic damages are damages with a price tagmedical bills, funeral expenses, burial costs, lost wages, and other expenses of this nature.  

Non-Economic Damages 

Non-economic damages include the value of intangible assets, like companionship, comfort, and pain and suffering.  

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Survival Claims 

If your loved one survived for a period of time, you may be able to include the cost of their medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Punitive Damages 

Courts award punitive damages to punish the person who caused the death and discourage similar behavior from others. However, to get these damages, you’ll have to prove that the at-fault party was wildly reckless or acted intentionally. 

The process of determining which damages you’re eligible for and how much they’re worth can be extremely difficult. At Will Adams Law Firm, we support our clients every step of the way. We make sure you have the information you need to make the best decision for your family and the support you deserve to grieve and move forward. 

We Guide Grieving Families Through Complex Claims  

When you’re mourning a loved one, you deserve respect, support, and tireless advocacy. The team at Will Adams Law Firm helps family members as they fight for fair compensation and closure. 

We’ve spent our careers ensuring Texans like you have what they need—not only financially, but emotionally as well. Our entire team treats every person who walks through our doors with dignity, respect, and compassion. We will work with you, never talk down to you about your options, and stand up for what’s right. If you’re trying to re-build after losing someone you love, don’t wait to contact our team to learn more. 

Get started today by scheduling a complimentary case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We’ll meet with you privately to learn more about what happened and help you take the next best step.  

Ready to get started?

Fill out this simple online contact form or give our office a call at 1-800-559-0593.  

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