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Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one because of an accident caused by someone else's negligence, we are truly sorry.

Nothing can replace what you've lost, but the wrongful death attorneys at Reed & Terry, L.L.P. can help you achieve some level of justice.

To discuss your case with our attorneys, request a free consultation at our Sugar Land, TX, law office.

We Work on a Contingency Basis


Our attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. That means that you won't owe us any legal fees unless and until we secure compensation for you.

Why Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Responsible Parties Should Be Held Accountable

Those who are at fault in a wrongful death case should be held liable for the pain and suffering they have caused. Whether the responsible party is an individual or a larger entity like a trucking company or the manufacturer of a faulty medical device, there should be consequences for causing a wrongful death.

You Deserve Compensation

When a loved one is unexpectedly lost, it can put significant financial pressure on the family. Besides funeral expenses, the family may have to come up with money to cover medical bills and property damage. On top of that, they may have to adjust to life without the deceased's income. By working with our law offices to file a wrongful death claim, you can be awarded compensation to cover these damages and potentially more.

Our Attorneys Can Help

Navigating the complex wrongful death laws in Texas can feel impossible when you don't have a knowledgeable legal ally. Fortunately, the personal injury attorneys at the Reed & Terry Law Firm are available to serve you and your family. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, attorneys Jackson R. Reed and Travis B. Terry have secured millions of dollars for the families of Sugar Land-area wrongful death victims.

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Our wrongful death lawyers offer initial consultations totally free of charge. We can discuss your case in person at our Sugar Land law office, or we can conduct your free consultation over Zoom. Se habla Español.

Our personal injury law firm regularly represents clients from throughout the Houston area, Austin and beyond. 

To request your free case review, fill out our online form or give us a call.

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"Reed and Terry were extremely professional and kept us informed and educated during our entire case so we always knew what to expect next and a time frame for every step. I felt like a valued client instead of just a number. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to be treated with dignity and respect throughout the process of a legal case. We received more from our settlement than we thought possible. I am so thankful we turned to them for help. Excellent."
Luke Prentiss, 5-Star Google Review

"Let us start working for you now."

Attempting to settle your claim on your own can be overwhelming. As your personal injury firm, Reed & Terry LLP can protect your interests and help you fight against insurance companies trying to take advantage of your situation. We provide free consultations to evaluate your case.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?


In Texas, the deceased's surviving spouse, children or parents can file a wrongful death lawsuit with the civil courts. These are also the only people that can request that a wrongful death lawsuit not be filed by the deceased's executor (the person appointed to carry out their will). 

Reach Out to a Trusted Law Firm Request a Consultation

Our Sugar Land law firm cares about our community, and we want you to feel welcomed and at home when you visit our office. Reed & Terry have handled many wrongful death cases, and we understand that grieving clients need a welcoming and comforting place to receive legal counsel. That's exactly what you can expect as our client. Call our Sugar Land office for a free case review:

(281) 626-7093

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I’ve used this Law Firm Twice and I’ll continue to go to them if needed. They are very professional and treat you with respect throughout your case. They are hands on with everything and make you feel comfortable. Reed and Terry is reliable and I thank them for always helping me out

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Solid firm. Very happy with results. I felt they were honest and represented me well. Trustworthy partners. Knowledgeable about the law. Thanks Travis ,job well done. These guys are the real deal and I would have them represent me again.

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Wrongful Death Causes

For over 25 years, the attorneys of the Reed & Terry Law Firm in Sugar Land, TX, have handled all kinds of personal injury cases, including the most serious cases that involve wrongful death. We can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost a loved one due to:

Car Accidents

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,610 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2019. That means one person was killed every two hours and 26 minutes. When someone you love is killed in a car accident, whether because of another driver's negligence or some other cause, our law firm can help you file a wrongful death claim.

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Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large trucks caused 708 fatalities in Texas in 2019, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Wrongful death cases involving large trucks can be even more complicated than typical car accidents because several entities can be held liable. Our Sugar Land law firm is up to the task when your family needs to file a wrongful death claim after a tragic truck accident.

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Medical Malpractice

A recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine calculated that medical malpractice leads to about 250,000 deaths in the United States every year, making it our country's third leading cause of death. A wrongful death lawsuit involving medical malpractice can be complex. That's why our Sugar Land law firm has a network of expert witnesses that we can call on to review your case and determine if your loved one's passing was indeed a wrongful death. 

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Construction Accidents

Construction is dangerous work. If you have lost a loved one because of a construction accident, contact our law offices. Our personal injury attorneys can review the details of your case and help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe, hazard-free environment. When a serious slip and fall or trip and fall results in wrongful death, contact our Sugar Land law firm. We can investigate the circumstances of the fall and file a wrongful death claim to get your family the compensation you deserve.

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Sport Accidents

Sporting injuries can result in fatalities. Our Sugar Land wrongful death attorneys can review the circumstances of a deadly sports injury to determine if an individual, a league or a product manufacturer may bear responsibility. If they do, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pools can be dangerous. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 87 children drowned in Texas in 2020, and many of these tragedies occurred in private or public pools. If you have lost a loved one in a swimming pool, the pool owner or pool operator may be legally responsible. Request a free consultation with our Sugar Land wrongful death lawyers to discuss filing a claim.

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Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Negligence? Call to Request a Free Consultation

Negligence on the part of others can result in injury, and at worst, death. If you've lost a loved one due to another person's negligent actions, you deserve legal representation by attorneys who will fight for full and fair compensation on your behalf. While no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, our wrongful death lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your losses to make moving forward easier financially. Whether your loss is the result of a negligent driver or malpractice on the part of a trusted medical professional, we are here to achieve justice for you. Call for a free consultation at our Sugar Land, Texas, office or at one of our other area locations:

(281) 626-7253

Sugar Land Clients Thank Our Team


Qi P.


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Mr. Reed is such a wonderful attorney. He generously gave me advice and instructions on how to handle my total loss case on my own. He is so kind, genuine and dependable. I highly recommend him!

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Jason Hill


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This law firm is awesome! My case was during the beginning of the COVID pandemic so I could not make it to their office. The only thing I did was call them and explain my situation and the ball started rolling immediately. 

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Why Choose Our Sugar Land Law Firm?

Our lawyers are proud members of the Sugar Land community. We give back by offering free legal assistance through the local bar association and through the Fort Bend Lawyers Care program. Our bilingual staff ensures that everyone who comes into our firm is treated with care and made to feel comfortable. Our firm is highly regarded because of these qualities and many more:

Personalized Attention

Despite being the oldest law firm in one of the nation's fastest growing counties, our firm offers a personalized, small-town approach to each client's case. Our staff takes the time to know you and your case on a personal level. 

Certified and Accredited

Our attorneys are board-certified and Better Business Bureau-accredited. Attorneys Jackson R. Reed and Travis B. Terry have been practicing law since 1993 and have won cases in the national spotlight. 

Established in the Community 

We're the oldest law firm in Sugar Land. We opened in 1994. Our lawyers know the court staff and keep good relations with them. 

If you've lost a loved one due to another person's negligent actions, you deserve legal representation by attorneys who will fight for full and fair compensation on your behalf. 

What You Can Recover in a Wrongful Death Case

The wrongful death attorneys at the Reed & Terry Law Firm know that no amount of money can replace what you've lost. However, we will do our best to put together a comprehensive wrongful death claim that can help your family secure the most compensation possible. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you can potentially receive compensation for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses prior to death
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
  • Property damage, if a vehicle or some other property was damaged in the fatal accident
  • Lost income your deceased loved one would have earned
  • Loss of consortium and loss of companionship

Can Punitive Damages Be Collected?


The main purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for committing an act of gross negligence, fraud or malice. They are not awarded in every case, but if we believe punitive damages would be appropriate, you can trust we will pursue them along with maximum restitution on your behalf.

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Was Your Loved One Partially At Fault?

You Can Still Collect Compensation

Texas law follows the rule of comparative negligence. This principle means that you can win compensation if your loved one was less than 50% at fault for the accident. Even if you're uncertain if you have a case, call our team of attorneys for a free case review. You may have a case even if your loved one was partially responsible for the accident that caused their death.

What to Expect When Filing a Wrongful Death Suit with the Help of Reed & Terry

Every case is unique, but in general, you can expect that you and your lawyers will take these steps in your wrongful death case: 
Our attorneys will fight for a fair settlement, but won't hesitate to go to trial if that's what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys will fight for a fair settlement, but won't hesitate to go to trial if that's what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Team

The first step to seeking justice for a wrongful death is to contact our team right away. This way, we can ensure you meet all deadlines on time and we can handle filing any necessary paperwork so you can focus on taking care of yourself. 

Establish Liability

Our team of attorneys will establish liability by identifying the duty the responsible party failed to uphold. For instance, this may include the duty of a doctor to diagnose in a timely and correct fashion, or a company's responsibility to ensure their product meets safety standards.

Gather Evidence

Once we identify the duty owed, we work with medical professionals and other forensic experts to gather evidence to prove the malpractice or other negligence that caused your loss.

Negotiate Settlement

We will first meet with the liable party and their legal representatives outside the courtroom. This gives us the opportunity to reach a fair settlement without going to court. 

Proceed to Court

Our team is always looking out for your best interests. If an agreeable settlement cannot be reached through out-of-court negotiations, we will take your case to court.

File Your Claim On Time Request a Free Consultation

In Texas, the statute of limitations requires a wrongful death case to be filed within two years of the person's death. Navigating the law and doing so in a timely fashion can be stressful, particularly after the loss of a loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you file your claim on time and ensure all necessary steps in the legal process are taken. Call to request a free consultation at our Sugar Land, Texas, office or at one of our other locations in surrounding communities:

(281) 626-7253

"They were there for me."

This personal injury lawyer review highlights the values at Reed & Terry LLP. Our priority is showing our clients the compassion and support they need during this difficult time. We can help you address expenses and issues that arise throughout the process to ease your burden.

Grateful Reviews From Clients Across The Sugar Land Area


Virginia Bates


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Reed & Terry handled my auto accident case. Jack Reed and Marta always responded promptly to my questions, they made arrangements for medical care and communicated regularly with me on the status of my case. Mr. Reed set realistic expectations for me and the overall experience was great. I am extremely pleased with the settlement they obtained for me (it was significantly higher than anticipated) and I highly recommend retaining their services if you need a personal injury attorney.

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madeline culpepper


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Mr. Reed and his Marta handled my case very professionally and thoroughly. I would definitely rate them at the highest rating and recommend their services. I was pleased.

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Reed & Terry, LLP

At Reed & Terry, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience providing high-quality representation to clients throughout Texas. Our firm is proudly affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Schedule your free consultation now by contacting us online or calling (281) 491-5008

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