Waco Wrongful Death Attorneys
Experiencing the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence of another individual or entity is devastating. Unfortunately, families often struggle to recover the compensation and closure they are entitled to after these incidents occur. At Cherry Johnson Siegmund James, we are here to help families who need a Waco wrongful death attorney by their side. Our compassionate team is ready to get to work.
Why Choose Cherry Johnson Siegmund James for Help
- At Cherry Johnson Siegmund James, our compassionate team understands the challenges that families face in these difficult times, and we are here to carry some of that burden.
- They use the latest cutting-edge technology and extensive legal knowledge to help assist when preparing wrongful death claims for trial.
- Our team handles Waco wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, which means families do not have to worry about paying compensation until after we recover the compensation they need.
Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to Texas law, wrongful death can occur in a few ways. This includes a wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default that causes a person’s death or a fetus’s failure to be born alive (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 71.001 to 71.003 (2021). Additionally, the law stipulates that the injured individual needs to have been entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party had they lived or been born alive.
Wrongful death claims arise in a wide variety of ways throughout the Waco area, including vehicle accidents, commercial truck accidents, medical negligence, intentional acts of violence, premises liability incidents, industrial or workplace accidents, and more.
If you have any questions about whether or not you have a viable wrongful death claim, we encourage you to contact a member of our team for a free consultation today. We offer compassionate assistance, and we want to hear your story so we can serve you best.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Waco?
Texas law allows various individuals to file a wrongful death claim. This includes the spouse, children, and parents of the deceased or one or more of those individuals on behalf of any other person eligible to file.
In the event a surviving spouse, child, or parent fails to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party within three months from the date of death, the executor or personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file the claim, unless every person eligible to file specifically requests that they not do so.
It is imperative to file a wrongful death claim as soon as possible. Texas law states that these claims must be filed within two years from the date of a person’s death. Failing to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this time frame will likely result in the family members becoming unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Call a Waco Wrongful Death Attorney Immediately
If you have lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another individual or company, we encourage you to reach out to the team at Cherry Johnson Siegmund James as soon as possible. We are ready to investigate every aspect of your claim in order to help you recover the compensation and closure you need to get through this challenging time. When you need a Waco wrongful death attorney, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free consultation of your claim by filling out our contact form or calling us at (254) 732-2242.