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Plano Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. In many cases, the answer is yes. A wrongful death attorney can represent surviving family members in a civil suit against the party responsible for the death. They will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death and build a strong case on your behalf. With their help, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your loss. This can allow you to focus on healing and moving forward with your life. If you need help, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. 

How To Prove Wrongful Death in Texas

To prove wrongful death in Texas, the plaintiff must prove that the death was caused by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party. The elements of negligence that must be proven include the following:

Duty

To prove negligence, you must first establish that the defendant owed the deceased a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to prevent foreseeable harm. For example, all drivers have a duty to take reasonable precautions to keep others around them safe.

Breach

Once you’ve established that the defendant owed the deceased a duty of care, you must then show that they breached this duty. This means that the defendant failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent foreseeable harm. In a car accident example, running a red light or texting while driving would be considered a breach. 

Causation

After showing that the defendant breached their duty of care, you must then establish that this breach was the direct cause of the deceased’s death. In the car accident case, this means showing that the driver’s negligent driving directly caused the accident and the death of the victim.

Damages

Finally, you must show that you suffered damages as a result of your loved one’s death. This could include medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, and more. 

Statute of Limitations in Texas Wrongful Death Claims 

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of the individual’s death. This means that if you want to file a claim against someone for causing the death of your loved one, you must do so within two years of their passing.  In some cases, there are exceptions, so always speak with a lawyer right away to see what your legal options are.

Why Choose The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson?

If you’re looking for a lawyer in North Texas, you might be wondering why you should hire The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson. Here’s why Attorney Sampson is an excellent choice for legal representation:

Trial-Tested and Board-Approved

Attorney Edward Sampson is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In his more than 10 years of practice, he has handled a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

Dedicated to His Clients

Above all else, Attorney Sampson is dedicated to his clients. He takes the time to get to know each one of his clients on a personal level so that he can better understand their needs. He’s available 24/7 to answer questions and address concerns. And he won’t rest until he gets you the best possible outcome in your case.

When it comes to choosing a lawyer, you want someone who is experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome in your case. You want someone like Attorney Sampson. Contact The Law Office of Edward Sampson today to schedule a free consultation.