Statistically, Texans are more susceptible than most other Americans to losing a family member in an accident. Since 1992, Texas has ranked either first or second in the number of fatal occupational injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Texas ranked second in fatal car crashes in 2003 and 2004, but led the nation in deaths resulting from commercial trucking accidents.* Many such accidents are the result of other drunk drivers or the negligence.
Personal injury attorney Hartley Hampton has worked with surviving family members of people who have died in accidents for 30 years. He has developed a deep understanding of how devastating a fatal accident is to family members who have lost the love, companionship, and financial support of a family member.
Since 1977, Hartley has been providing compassionate, responsive representation in catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
If your spouse or family member has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or violence, please feel welcome to contact wrongful death lawyer Hartley Hampton to schedule a no-cost consultation about a potential wrongful death lawsuit.
Know the Important Deadlines for Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In Texas, the wrongful death Statute of Limitations, or filing deadline, varies by type of claim. Compensation claims for deaths resulting from catastrophic injuries to adults must be filed within two years from the date of the accident or other event. If you miss these filing deadlines, you may forfeit your right to seek financial damages you may be entitled to.
Please contact our Houston law offices to schedule a no-cost consultation about the possibility of seeking compensation from the party responsible for your loved one’s death, either through insurance or by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. We will not pressure you to seek compensation, but we can help you understand your legal options.
If you have questions about wrongful death claims please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury and Wrongful Death page of this Web site.
*National Center for Statistics and Analysis, “Large Trucks,” DOT HS 809 763