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An avoidable accident or another person’s reckless actions can cause the loss of a close family member or spouse to feel even more tragic and crushing. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s actions. An attorney who specializes in wrongful death can help you with your claim.
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A wrongful death occurs when someone or some company commits an act of negligence that results in the death of a person. Untimely medical treatment or incorrectly distributed or used products can cause wrongful deaths. The other party must have exhibited reasonable caution to avoid the accident in order to make a Waco wrongful death claim.

In Texas, who can sue for wrongful death?

Texans can file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of their deceased loved ones who are spouses, children, or even parents. Family members usually file these cases seeking monetary damages on behalf of the estate.

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Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyers in Waco, Texas Today

If you have lost a loved one contact our experienced McLennan County wrongful death lawyers at the Mabry Lewis Law Firm today by calling 254.752.7500 to discuss the details of your injuries or loss to learn how we can help investigate your case during a free no-obligation case review.

The factors that cause wrongful deaths in Texas.

Wrongful death accidents typically result from the following types of incidents:

  • Distracted driving and drunk driving accidents
  • Taking responsibility for your property
  • Crashes involving 18-wheelers
  • Deaths caused by motorcycles
  • Unintentional injuries at work
  • An offshore or maritime accident
  • Accidents involving airplanes
  • Products that can cause cancer or mesothelioma (exposed to asbestos)
  • Malpractice in medicine

Those who have suffered a loss seek compensation for their losses by filing an accidental death claim in order to establish who was at fault. We can assist you in preserving your rights and seeking monetary compensation if you or a loved one has died as a result of the carelessness of another. Please call John P. Mabry, Jr. at 254-752-7500 to find out how we can assist you.

A Wrongful death claim in Waco proving negligence.

To sue for damages during a wrongful death, it is necessary to establish the following elements:

1. Duty of Care

To prove that the responsible party failed to comply with safety regulations and used ill caution during the accident, sufficient evidence must be presented to the court. Those who use vehicles, own property, take care of physicians, supervise their crews, and choose products might be Those manufacturers who did not adhere to established standards and caused a preventable lethal accident.

As an example, a driver must drive as a reasonable person would under the circumstances in order to maintain a duty of care to others. As part of this, you must drive within a reasonable speed and avoid dangerous or sudden maneuvers, but you are also responsible to keep your car in a reasonable condition, maintain a functioning brake system, and maintain tires that have enough tread.

2. Breach of Duty of Care

A breach of the duty of care mandated by the law must be proven by the wrongdoer. For example, traffic safety regulations could be disregarded, property or workplace conditions not meeting the codes, or healthcare workers could make mistakes.

If a doctor fails to follow established best practices for wound care after a procedure for a patient, he or she is breaching the doctor’s duty of care to that patient.

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3. Causation

An oversight must also directly result in the death of someone, as well as prove that the negligent party acted illegally or irresponsibly. Families of those who died in the accident must be able to prove that the negligent act that caused the accident is directly related to the death that resulted in their loss of loved ones.

An infection acquired in the hospital can cause the death of a patient, so if a doctor fails to consider multiple diagnoses for a patient, but the patient dies as a result of the infection, the doctor’s breach cannot be blamed. The patient’s death would be caused by a nurse’s breach of duty if the nurse failed to adequately scrub the patient after each patient in order to prevent him or her from becoming infected. The nurse, not the doctor, would be the most appropriate party to sue in this case for wrongful death.

Attorneys in Waco represent the rights of the deceased.

Lawyers with experience in wrongful death cases are able to negotiate with insurance companies, banks, and other corporations that may not cooperate involuntarily with non-lawyers. Generally speaking, legal representatives receive clear and prompt responses from legal representatives.

In order to win the maximum benefits due to you and your family as a result of your loss, you and your family must contact John P. Mabry, Jr. at 254-752-7500 to begin the investigation process. You and your family will be guided through the legal process and informed of all your rights and options by an experienced and aggressive Waco wrongful death lawyer.

Cases involving wrongful death and damages recovered

In wrongful death cases, the courts take into account a number of factors when determining damages to be awarded, including:

  • Expenses associated with funerals and burials
  • Pensions, medical insurance, and retirement benefits (including retirement)
  • Loss of earnings
  • A deceased person’s medical expenses
  • Anguish mentally and emotionally

You can rely on us to provide straight answers to difficult questions so that you can make informed decisions, navigate the legal system, and win your case.

The aftermath of an accident is always filled with more questions than answers. In case of an injury, Mabry Lewis Law Firm is ready to assist you with any questions you might have.


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When I am involved in an accident, what information should I obtain from the other driver?

After an accident, ask the other driver for their:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Insurance information
  • Name of the insurance company
  • Insurance agent’s name
  • Policy number

Should the other driver refuse to provide information about their insurance, ask them for their home address, driver's license number, and license plate number.

A recording of the driver's license plate number could be enough for the police or insurance company to track the driver down if you cannot safely obtain this information.

Do I Need an Attorney if the Insurance Company is Cooperating?
After an auto accident that results in injury, death, or contested liability, it is usually best to speak to an attorney, even if it appears that your insurance company and the at-fault driver's insurance company are cooperating. Insurers are in business to make money, so this is their motivation. Therefore, it is in their best interest to offer low settlement amounts, limit liability whenever possible, or deny injury claims outright.
In a Texas auto accident lawsuit, how long does it take to get money?

It depends on a number of factors that are unique to your case as to how long it takes to recover money after an auto accident. It may take weeks for your case to be settled, but it may take months or years for it to be resolved. The more complex a case is, the longer it will take to resolve. At Mabry Lewis Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to resolve your case promptly.

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Sought the help of this firm to protect me from an insurance company after an accident that almost cost me my life. The statute of limitations was upon us, but John said he was the best and did not disappoint. We were not trying to get rich or get over, but to obtain enough to cover future medical expenses as well as loss compensation. With the amount of time, we had his work was phenomenal. We thank you for your efforts and honesty and appreciate everything you’ve done for us.

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We had called the firm to represent us in a lawsuit from a car accident. From day one both John Mabry and John Lewis were upfront with our options and even though offering guidance never persuaded us in the decision-making process. I would definitely recommend Mabry Lewis Law Firm for your legal needs
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John Mabry is the man!!! He is the guy you are looking for if you have been in an accident. He responds very quickly and gets you EVERYTHING you are owed! I can’t think of anyone I’d recommend more than John Mabry!!
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Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyers in Waco, Texas Today

If you have lost a loved one contact our experienced McLennan County wrongful death lawyers at the Mabry Lewis Law Firm today by calling 254.752.7500 to discuss the details of your injuries or loss to learn how we can help investigate your case during a free no-obligation case review.

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