Texas Premises Liability Wrongful Death Lawyers
Approximately 42,800 people died from preventable injury-related deaths in public places in 2020, according to a recent report from the National Safety Council. These fatal accidents can happen anywhere: at an amusement park, apartment complex, restaurant, hotel, or even in the workplace. Texas law classifies these untimely incidents as wrongful death from premises liability accidents.
If your loved one passed away because of an unsafe condition or hazard on another person’s property, your family has a right to get justice so a loved one did not die in vain. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim. Call our experienced Texas premises liability attorneys at The Button Law Firm at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get justice and help your family move forward.
Common Causes of Premises Liability Wrongful Death Accidents in Texas
As we previously shared, fatal premises liability incidents can happen anywhere. The most common scenarios include:
- Amusement park and fair injuries: Riders falling from a ride, or malfunctioning equipment on an unmaintained ride causing a fatal injury
- Escalator and elevator injuries: Elevators trapping people in doors, or a foot, hand, or limb getting caught in escalator stairs or grates
- Dog bites and animal attacks: Bigger dogs with stronger bites can cause fatal injuries such as punctured organs.
- Drowning in a hotel or residential pool: Lack of supervision at a pool can lead to patrons fatally drowning at hotels, apartment complexes, daycares, private clubs, and residences
- Inadequate security incidents: When a property owner, like an apartment complex owner or management company, chooses to ignore red flags regarding the safety of their establishment and surrounding area, anyone who sets foot on the property is at risk of serious injury or death
- Workplace injuries: 242 fatal workplace injuries have been reported to the United States Department of Labor since the beginning of 2022. Incidents range from workers getting caught in machinery to being stuck by utility poles and falling from a roof.
Who Can File a Premises Liability Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
The time following a tragic accident can feel overwhelming for survivors who are processing emotions, handling funeral arrangements, and trying to figure out life without a loved one. While filing a premises liability wrongful death claim may be the last thing on your mind, it is a necessary step to get justice and hold the responsible person or company accountable for taking a loved one’s life. A claim can also help cover mounting expenses that result from the fatal accident.
In Texas, the deceased person’s survivors, such as a spouse, parents, or adult children, have a right to file a claim to seek compensation, also known as damages, and hold the negligent party accountable. Following a fatal premises liability accident, survivors may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to passing away
- Loss of consortium for family members, including a spouse, parent, and child (or filial consortium)
- Loss of income
- Emotional damages such as pain and suffering
- Other unexpected costly fees
How The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family After a Fatal Premises Liability Accident
While we cannot imagine what your family is experiencing after losing a loved one in a fatal premises liability accident, our experienced wrongful death attorneys will be your partner every step of the way. We will listen to you, answer your questions, and keep you updated on your case. And we will even deal with the insurance companies, so you don’t have to. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we will fight for you so that you can focus on your family during a difficult time. We have attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, so give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation on a fatal premises liability claim.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You with a Fatal Premises Accident Claim
- Is there a time limit to file a claim?
- In Texas, the families have two years to file a claim after a family member passes away because of a preventable accident on property belonging to a business, individual, or municipality. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
- How much does it cost to file a claim?
- Who do you represent?
- We advocate for adults and children in Texas who have been killed on property belonging to a business, person, or municipality. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
- How can I file a claim?
- Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
- We are dedicated to helping families in Texas who lose a loved one because of a preventable accident on property belonging to a business, person, or municipality. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent property owners accountable. See what past clients have to say about working with us on their legal matters.