McAllen Wrongful Death Attorney

Fighting for Grieving Families in the Rio Grande Valley

Thousands upon thousands of people die in tragic accidents every year, including car accidents and truck accidents. The worst part is that virtually all of them are preventable. When people kill other people, they're held accountable in criminal court. But what happens if a company is at fault? What happens when a corporation or organization leads to a loved one's death? The only way you can hold them accountable is by filing a wrongful death claim against the people at fault for the accident.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in Texas?

Texas has restrictions on who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If you have any questions about whether you qualify to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one, feel free to contact our team for guidance.

Under Texas law, the following parties can file a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased, including legally adopted children
  • Parents of the deceased, including adoptive parents

If none of the above parties file a wrongful death claim within 3 months of death, an executor of the estate may be allowed to file a claim.

Families may file jointly as a group, or an individual family member can file on their behalf. In Texas, siblings and grandparents of the deceased are not eligible to file a claim.

Compensation for Texas Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death claims allow family members to sue for compensation to recover:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses prior to death
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of consortium, companionship, or parental guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Leah Wise helps our clients rebuild their lives after the death of a loved one. Our help allows families to face the people who robbed them of a parent, of a spouse, or of a child, and make them face the consequences. Just as importantly, we help families provide for themselves through the grieving process and beyond. With our help, we've helped numerous clients find peace, closure, and justice after they've experienced the unimaginable.

Call (956) 232-2349 or contact us online to discuss your case with us for free.


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Attorney Leah Wise isn't like other lawyers. While other law firms are sluggish and bloated, our firm is agile and works quickly. While other law firms look at you like a paycheck, we treat our clients like people: with dignity and care. While other law firms only care about your case, we care about your future. That's why our firm often helps our clients get loans, cover living expenses, or find transportation while we handle their cases—it's the right thing to do.

Our approach is what earned our law firm the reputation and results we've gotten so far. We've even been recognized by leaders in the community for providing what other law firms don't: legal counsel with a human touch.

Speak with us in a free consultation to learn your legal options. Our clients pay us nothing upfront because we cover all the costs of the case. Call (956) 232-2349 or use our short online form today.


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