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If you were hit by a bus while driving or walking the streets of Marshall, Texas, it can feel like the world is against you. There might be medical bills stacking up and calls from insurance companies that try to convince you to not file an injury claim. When in such a difficult situation, we urge you to make things easier for yourself by teaming up with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
For decades, our Marshall bus accident lawyers have been standing up for the wrongfully injured in all sorts of cases and situations. We will know how to best investigate and build your case to give you a fair chance of receiving the most compensation available. The legal challenges that once felt too tough for you to overcome will become worries of the past once we are working on your behalf.
If someone’s life ends due to the wrongful act or negligence of another party, then it constitutes a wrongful death. In such a situation, the deceased person’s loved ones might have the right to seek justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Our Marshall wrongful death lawyers have worked on all sorts of cases for local families who are dealing with the untimely loss of a loved one. You can be confident that we can handle your case, too, no matter the details that it involves.
Texas only allows specific people to file a wrongful death claim after someone passes away in an accident or due to willful negligence. Family members who have the right to file a wrongful death claim include a surviving spouse, child, or parent. Typically, it is expected that a spouse would be the first to start the claim, but family members can decide together who will initiate it.
When no spouse, parent, or child starts a claim within three months of the deceased person’s passing, the law broadens a bit. At that point, the personal representative or executor of the deceased person’s estate can decide to start a claim before the state’s two-year statute of limitations expires. However, if all surviving spouses, children, and parents agree that no legal action should be taken, then the executor will not have this option.
Like a personal injury claim, a wrongful death claim depends on proving liability. Your case must show that the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing and, therefore, that party should be financially liable for your damages and losses. Again, we encourage you to call (318) 221-1508 to connect with our Marshall wrongful death attorneys for help. We can use our vast legal experience to find and use evidence of negligence and liability, so you do not need to get caught up in this process when you should be resting.
We might be able to use evidence in many forms, such as: