Wrongful Death

Austin Wrongful Death Attorney

Going on with life after the sudden loss of a loved one is a uniquely painful challenge for those dealing with wrongful death. Read on to see what options are available for those facing extreme loss in Texas.

Wrongful death cases tend to involve many parties, multiple insurance policies, and may be very complex.

Hiring a lawyer is the most important step for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Hire McMinn Law Firm to have an experienced litigator fight for the compensation you deserve.

Wrongful death lawyers help family members hold the negligent and reckless party responsible. Although a financial recovery can never replace their loss, it can help at a time when they face mounting bills, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and loss of household income. A lawsuit can help prevent the tragedy happening to another family.

While every case is unique, the goal of every wrongful death lawsuit is to help families have the financial resources to move on.

Wrongful Death Defined:

A wrongful death is defined as the death of a person caused by the negligence or willfulness of another party. Many common wrongful deaths are caused by trucking accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice, and construction accidents.

If your loved one has passed away and you suspect it could have somehow been prevented, or was due to another’s negligence, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

We know it can be extremely difficult to deal with the thought of money and lawsuits right after the death of a loved one, but this is a good time to gather all information and records accurately.

The top rated attorneys at McMinn Law Firm are experienced in taking on wrongful death cases. It is their role to seek justice so that clients receive the compensation their families deserve. Every case is unique, but it is always our pursuit to ensure families have the resources to care and provide for the rest of their lives.

Wrongful Death Lawyers: Types of Cases

Having a lawyer on your side can help you deal with the accidental or wrongful death of loved one. We can look at the case with a clear head during this traumatic time for you and your family and thoroughly examine every possible route of recovery.

Fatal Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving poses a significant threat to drivers out on the road in Austin. In 2015 alone, distracted driving caused 4,148 traffic crashes in Austin. McMinn Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Lyft when a mother and daughter died in a distracted driving crash. The family’s Uber driver attempted to accept a Lyft ride when the fatal crash occurred. Distracted driving does kill.

Staying distraction-free while driving is important to the public’s health. Talk to your friends and family about texting and driving.

Wrongful Death in Truck Driving Accidents

In Texas a fatal truck crash happens every 400-500 million miles traveled by trucks. They sound unlikely, but when you think about the milage trucks cover in a week, it’s a much more significant number. Semi trucks travel 140 billion miles each year.

In 2015 4,161 people died in fatal truck crashes resulting in $112 million spent on truck injury and loss of life in the U.S. When the average vehicle only weighs 2 tons, the consequences of a truck crash can easily become extremely serious.

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When can you sue for wrongful death?

In other words, is there a deadline to file? After a traumatic loss, it can be stressful for family members to take on the additional stress of hiring a lawyer and filing a lawsuit. But taking too much time before moving forward with legal action can hurt, and even destroy chances of a successful wrongful death claim.

In Texas, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 2 years after the person’s death. It is typically a good idea to start the claim earlier because a good time to record evidence is soon after the accident happened.

Recent Personal Injury Case Results

The McMinn Law Firm has helped injured Austinites for fifteen years, winning over 100 million dollars in settlements to date.

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$350,000

Drunk Driver Accident

$1,300,000

Truck Accident Victim

$1,200,000

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Our Awards

Better Business Bureau (BBB) bases its ratings on information provided by the business, and on public data sources. McMinn Law Firm's A+ rating is the highest available.
In the years 2013-2014 and 2016-2019, Justin McMinn has been selected each year as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. Jason McMinn has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2020.
Expertise.com, a company that evaluates and recommends local service professionals, placed McMinn Law Firm on their list of 20 recommended car accident attorneys in Austin.

What Past Clients Are Saying

"Jason, Justin, and their entire support team represented me in an accident involving an 18 wheeler. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, and maybe as importantly, the service along the way was something you would want as a client, their entire team was amazing! I can with great confidence recommend them to friends, family, and to anyone who happens to read this. Thank you McMinn Law Firm for a job well done!"

- Charles

"The McMinns were amazing. Within two days of my accident – and still barely able to move – I received a visit to my house for personal consultation (on a Saturday). All the initial feedback about my potential case turned out to be 100% accurate, and when it finally came time to settle they didn’t back off an inch. …If you’re hurt, make the call."

- Harry

"I was rear ended by a large truck. Am thankful for Justin and Jason and their team and all the hard work they put into resolving my case! I highly recommend that you contact them if you’re injured in a wreck!"

- Lori M.

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