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Wrongful Death

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Bryan Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party? You may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. At The Payne Law Group, we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we strive to make the process as easy as possible. Our team of wrongful death attorneys in Bryan, TX, is ready to fight for the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.

Call (979) 300-7406 or contact us online today to learn how we can help you!

What Is Considered a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is any incident in which a person dies due to the wrongful, negligent, or intentional actions of another person or entity.

Examples of wrongful death include:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents caused by defective products
  • Defective building design or construction
  • Violent attacks, including murder
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • And more

If your loved one died due to any of these circumstances, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Texas, the individuals who can file a wrongful death claim are typically limited to the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased. This includes both biological and adoptive relationships, and in the case of a spouse, it includes both same-sex and opposite-sex marriages.

The only other person who may file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas is the deceased's personal representative, unless specifically requested not to by the surviving spouse, children, or parents.

Please note that grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, siblings, and other extended family members are typically not eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

The defendant in a wrongful death suit can be a variety of entities, including a negligent driver, physician, property owner, or company owner.

Remember, wrongful death laws can be complex, so it's important to consult with a legal professional if you're considering filing such a claim.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

The Payne Law Group can help you recover damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • And more

Every wrongful death claim is unique, and the damages you can recover will depend on the circumstances of your case. Our wrongful death attorneys in Bryan, TX, will work with you to evaluate your situation and determine how best to proceed.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

A wrongful death attorney from our firm can provide a significant amount of support to families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party. Here's how we can help:

  • Determining Liability: Our attorney investigates the circumstances surrounding the death to determine if it was caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another party.

  • Establishing Negligence: They assist in proving that the negligent behavior caused the loved one's death.

  • Calculating Damages: Your attorney helps calculate the damages owed to the family, which can include medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and more.

  • Filing the Claim: They handle all aspects of filing the wrongful death claim, ensuring it is done correctly and within the specified time limit.

  • Representation in Court: If the case goes to court, our Bryan wrongful death attorney will represent the family, presenting evidence and arguing the case on their behalf.

  • Negotiating Settlements: They negotiate with the responsible party or their insurance company to secure a fair settlement for the family.

  • Offering Support: Beyond the legal aspects, our wrongful death attorney can provide emotional support and guidance to the family during a difficult time.

The Payne Law Group is here to help you through this difficult time. Our wrongful death attorneys in Bryan, TX, are ready to fight for you and your family. We will work tirelessly to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions and that you and your family are fairly compensated for your losses.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you have lost a loved one due to another person's wrongful actions, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. Our wrongful death attorneys in Bryan, TX, are here to help you move forward. We are committed to providing the personalized attention your case deserves and will work tirelessly to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions and that you and your family are fairly compensated for your losses.

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