Amarillo Attorneys For The Families Of Wrongful Death Victims
When loved ones die after a car accident, workplace accident or other avoidable tragedy, it’s a devastating blow. During this time, it can be difficult to fulfill even the most basic of your duties. The support of friends and family members is essential to dealing with the big adjustments you’re forced to make.
Filing a lawsuit right after a death may seem thoughtless or even insensitive, but it can bring much-needed financial security — especially after medical and funeral expenses. You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of a loved one’s death on your own.
At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, we are here to take on the stressful work of challenging the at-fault party. We will handle your case with the utmost care. For a free consultation, please call us in Amarillo at (806) 547-2022 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys represent clients throughout the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.
We Can Help You Seek Justice For A Loved One
If you are the spouse, child, or parent of someone who died because of someone else’s actions, whether negligent or purposeful, you have standing to bring a wrongful death case. Unfortunately, many fatal incidents occur every day. Wrongful death claims may cover:
- Death after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident
- Death after a bike, scooter, or pedestrian accident
- Cases of medical malpractice that lead to death
- Fatal workplace accidents
- Death caused by a faulty product
- Death from a defective medical device or prescription drug
- Intentional homicide
If your loved one was involved in a fatal accident, we can help you hold the responsible parties accountable. No one deserves to have their life cut short in this way. Our team can help you demand justice for your loved one.
Defining “Wrongful Death” In Texas
Under Texas Statutes section 71.001, a wrongful death action may be brought if the wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default of one party causes the death of another.
While some states restrict the right to file a wrongful death claim solely to the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate, in Texas, wrongful death claims may be filed by any of the following parties:
- Legally adopted children
To learn more about wrongful death claims, please see our Wrongful Death FAQ.
Contact Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP
If you have questions about legal matters related to a loved ones untimely death, please call us in Amarillo at (806) 547-2022 or complete our contact form. We offer a free consultation for family members coping with the aftermath of a wrongful death.