Melissa Wrongful Death Lawyer

No one plans for a fatal accident. And many times, fatal accidents leave surviving family members facing medical bills, funeral costs, and a loss of income; not to mention pain.

A Melissa wrongful death lawyer understands that money will not fill the emptiness left by the death of your loved one, but it can help grieving families move forward. If your loved one died from the negligence of another, a dedicated attorney may be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve. En Español.

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit in Melissa

Children, parents, and surviving spouses in Melissa are almost always able to pursue a wrongful death claim. However, according to the Texas Wrongful Death Statute, if none of these individuals pursue a wrongful death case within three months of the loved one’s death, the executor of the deceased’s estate can pursue a case on behalf of the deceased’s children, parents, and surviving spouse.

This means that, after the three initial months, other relatives such as aunts, brothers, cousins, former spouses, sisters, and uncles may pursue an action as an executor or administrator, but only for the benefit of the children, spouse and parents of the deceased.

A two-year statute of limitations applies to wrongful death cases. Therefore, if a case is not filed within this period, a family will likely be barred from pursuing a wrongful death action for their loved one. This two-year period begins with the date of the last cause of action that resulted in the death of the loved one. Consider contacting a Melissa wrongful death lawyer sooner, rather than later.

What Compensation Can be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Suit?

There are many types of damages a Melissa wrongful death lawyer can help an individual pursue in a wrongful death case, including:

  • Loss of companionship: the loss of emotional support the deceased person provided
  • Loss of household services: the value of services a person would receive if the victim lived
  • Loss of inheritance: assets a person would receive if the deceased loved one lived a full life and was able to pass on a full inheritance
  • Lost earnings: income the surviving family members or dependents would receive as a source of support if the deceased individual lived
  • Mental suffering: emotional suffering that a person experiences from the death of a loved one

In cases involving a willful act or gross negligence by the responsible party, the court may also award punitive damages. However, courts award punitive damages sparingly, as they are meant to punish the party that caused the accident.

Contact a Melissa Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

A fatal accident caused by the negligence of another should not leave you struggling financially.

A Melissa wrongful death lawyer can help families who lost loved ones in tragic accidents by fighting to hold those who caused the accident responsible for their actions. Call today to set up a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

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The McCraw Law Group
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nicole haynes
nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else more
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