Traumatic Injury & Wrongful Death:

What is a Serious Accident or Wrongful Death?

Texas has a set of statutes for wrongful death suits. Texas law permits a deceased person’s survivors to file a lawsuit under the conditions that the person died as a result of someone else’s act, whether intentional or accidental. In Texas, wrongful death occurs when an injury causes a person’s death, someone’s acts cause a failure of a fetus to be born alive, an injury that leads to death is caused by another person’s wrongful act (or neglect, carelessness, or unskillfulness), and the injured person would have been entitled to a serious injury lawsuit if he or she had survived. Additionally, a serious injury is considered one that causes death, disfigurement, a fracture, the loss of a fetus, permanent loss of or limitation of a limb, body organ, or system, or a non-permanent injury that prevents you from performing your usual daily activities for more than 90 days in the 180 following your accident.

A Sensitive Understanding of Your Needs

Families burdened with the loss of a loved one are usually not in a position to evaluate or even consider their legal rights. They are usually preoccupied by the more important concerns of family and friends in time of need. Attorneys must be sensitive to the needs of clients and their loved ones in such difficult times. Stuart Starry is a caring, sensitive attorney who will respect the privacy and dignity of families forced to deal with an untimely death. Once adequate time has passed, Mr. Starry will consult with potential clients at their convenience.

An Aggressive Pursuit of Your Rights
Because a death case is always a very serious matter, Mr. Starry will pursue the case aggressively. Death cases usually merit a significant investment of time and resources on the part of the handling attorney and his staff. These types of cases should not be entrusted to attorneys who have a “volume” practice of smaller cases. Mr. Starry is selective in injury and death cases, allowing him to devote sufficient time and resources.

All personal injury and death cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. Fee percentages are negotiable, depending on facts, but they typically fall in the 33% to 40% range. Certain death cases may be handled at a 25% fee if circumstances warrant. All expenses are advanced by the firm, and the client pays only out of the recovery. If there is no recovery, the client pays nothing.

If you have a serious injury or death case, please contact us as soon as possible by e-mail, telephone, or letter. If you send an e-mail, describe only the basic facts. Do not transmit any information you consider confidential.

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