When navigating West Texas wrongful death claims, there are a few things you and your lawyer must be able to prove to a judge in order to recover full reparations:
As the plaintiff, you must be able to prove negligence or the presence of harm on behalf of the defendant. If it can be determined that you are more than 50% responsible for what transpired, claiming wrongful death can be difficult.
Statute of limitations: Wrongful death cases in Texas have a statute limitations of two years. This means that within two years of the death, you must file your case. There are a few rare exceptions to this rule, but generally, this is the window of time you have to take legal action. The sooner you discuss your case with an attorney, the sooner you will be able to hold these parties accountable in the form of a West Texas wrongful death claim within a reasonable time frame.