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Wrongful Death

When an accident suddenly takes the life of a loved one, the experience is traumatizing and life-altering.

Making it Right

If you are here because you have lost someone, you have our sincere condolences. We understand how difficult it is to suddenly lose a loved one and struggle to continue living normally without that familiar loving presence. Our goal is to help you achieve peace-of-mind knowing that the responsible party has been punished. We won’t be able to extinguish the pain, but we can fight to lessen the heartbreak.

Texas and Oklahoma Wrongful Death

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

What does "Wrongful Death" Mean?

Each state has their own definition and related laws regarding a Wrongful Death claim. However, it can be generalized as a family member seeking damages (compensation) for a death caused by a wrongful act, negligence, carelessness, or unskillfulness, such as:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Job-related/Construction Accidents
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • DWI

There is a two-year statute of limitations for a Wrongful Death case in both Oklahoma and Texas. You do not have unlimited time to file and proceed with a claim. The sooner you file, the better. It is important to know that the case must be filed in the state where the death occurred. Since Mr. Nix is one of very few attorneys with a Texas license and Oklahoma license, he is able to solve complex issues that may be involved where the two states are involved.

Who can file a Wrongful Death claim?

The state has the right to define those who may file a Wrongful Death claim. Generally, the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased may bring action of benefit for all. An executor or administrator may also be able to pursue the case.

Although nothing can replace the comfort, love, and support previously given by your loved one, financial compensation for medical and funeral costs, lost wages, diminished work capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship may lessen the financial strain caused by the sudden loss. We are here to compassionately listen to your wrongful death case and tirelessly work to ease your stress. Contact John Nix Law to learn more about resolving your accidental death case.

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