Austin Wrongful Death Lawyer

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The death of a loved one is a traumatic and life-altering event. The pain is often even deeper if you know that their death was caused by someone’s negligence and could have been prevented.

While nothing can bring back your loved one, fair compensation can minimize the financial fallout of their death and give you the security you need to move forward. You cannot rely on the insurance company to treat you fairly, even during this emotionally difficult time. Even as they sympathize with you and pay their respects to your family, they are looking for ways to offer you less money and minimize your settlement.

This type of emotional manipulation is underhanded and unethical, but that has never stopped insurance companies from doing whatever it takes to protect their bottom line. That’s why you need an advocate whose only goal is to protect you. Our team of Austin wrongful death attorneys will cut through the insurance company’s tactics and fight for what you deserve.

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The team at Anderson Injury Lawyers understands how challenging and emotionally draining this time can be, and when we take your case, we will fight aggressively on your behalf while being respectful of your needs during your time of grief. Please call us at (214) 225-7773 to discuss your case.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win you fair compensation, you owe us nothing. We offer free, no obligation consultations.

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What Our Austin Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Do

  • Walk You Through a Free Consultation

    A free consultation gives you the chance to evaluate us, ask questions, and explain your case. We will get a better understanding of your loved one’s death and tell you about our plan for your case. If you hire us, you can rest easy knowing that we work on a contingency basis. We do not collect payment unless we get you fair compensation.

  • Investigate the Accident and Put Together a Case

    For a successful wrongful death case, we need evidence that will pressure the insurance company to offer fair compensation. We have handled many wrongful death cases throughout Texas over our 25+ years in personal injury law, and we will use all of our resources to get a clear understanding of what happened.

  • Negotiate with the Insurance Company

    Once we have built a solid case, we will demand fair compensation from the insurance company. Our goal is to present such compelling evidence that they are forced to offer a fair settlement. If they refuse, we are prepared to fight the case out in court and try the case before a jury.

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Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Fatal accidents occur for all types of reasons, and we are here to help no matter what sort of circumstances led to your loved one’s death. Call our Austin wrongful death lawyers right away if your spouse, parent, or child was killed in a:

Our Experience in Wrongful Death Claims

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Wrongful Death Law

Each state has strict laws regarding who can file a wrongful death claim, when a claim must be filed, and how much money can be recovered. Under Texas law, compensation is awarded to surviving spouses, children, and parents.

Like many other states, Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. In almost every situation, the case must be resolved or filed no later than two years from the date of death. Because of this, it is important to contact an experienced injury lawyer soon after the tragedy occurs.


Before moving forward with a wrongful death claim in Austin, note the differences between survival actions and wrongful death claims.

How Wrongful Death Claims Differ From Survival Actions

A survival action is the deceased’s legal claim that passes to their estate. For example, if your loved one had a tremendous amount of pain and suffering after the accident and prior to their death, they may have been entitled to substantial compensation for their pain. After they passed, the right to that claim passed to their estate. The compensation from that claim would be distributed as part of the estate.

A wrongful death claim is filed directly by the surviving family members. Compensation does not go through the estate.

Whether you can file a survival action, wrongful death claim, or both depends largely on the details of the accident and the case as a whole. Speak to our Austin wrongful death lawyers to learn more about your legal options.

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Wrongful Death Compensation

There are several types of damages that may be awarded in an Austin wrongful death case. Some have clearly-defined financial value. For example, funeral costs and medical bills can be calculated fairly easily. Others, such as emotional dress and grief, are more subjective. Your Austin wrongful death lawyer will estimate potential damages and explain your options to you.

Types of compensation that may be available include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Family members’ mental health care expenses
  • Loss of the deceased’s income and financial support
  • Loss of love, support, and society
  • Loss of spousal relationship
  • Loss of parental relationship
  • Loss of deceased’s household services

Under Texas law, punitive damages may be awarded in some cases. Punitive cases go beyond simply compensating surviving family members for their losses. Punitive damages punish a defendant who has demonstrated egregious negligence or disregard in their actions. Their purpose is to punish the liable party and discourage others from engaging in similar conduct.

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  • $330,000 Settlement Won for Injured Pedestrian

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  • Hurt at a Store: Alex Injured in Home Depot in Weatherford, Texas

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Additional Information about Wrongful Death Claims

Resources for Family Members

The death of a loved one can cause upheaval in family members’ lives. These resources may help you find a path forward and start to find closure:

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