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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Richmond

Hazardous negligence can take many forms, from texting while driving to delaying the repair of dangerous conditions on private property.

These simple lapses in judgement can easily prove fatal to others, costing families invaluable companionship, guidance and support.

Our wrongful death lawyers in Richmond, TX, have collected millions on behalf of bereaved clients. Let us achieve justice for you.

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The law firm of Reed & Terry, LLP stands ready to help Richmond victims achieve the justice they deserve when acts of third-party negligence cause irreplaceable losses.

Our personal injury lawyers know that if you have lost a loved one due to a preventable accident, a wrongful death claim may currently be the farthest thing from your mind. If Reed & Terry takes your case, we will pursue justice while you focus on healing. You do not have to worry about legal fees because we only get paid if we win your case.

Reach out to us today by sending us a message online or by calling our Richmond office directly:

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Our wrongful death lawyers serving Greater Houston can review your case free of charge.

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Jack and Travis are exceptional trial lawyers who also happen to be great human beings. I have worked with Reed and Terry for years and wouldn’t hesitate to trust these guys with any significant case.

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Jason Hill

2022

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This law firm is awesome! The only thing I did was call them and explain my situation and the ball started rolling immediately. My whole case was done through phone calls, e mails and texts. The only time I went into the office was to finalize my case and pick up my check. Reed and Terry law firm always kept me informed and responded to my questions/messages very promptly. 

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You only have Two Years to file a wrongful death claim in Texas.

When it comes to any type of personal injury, Texas grants two years in which to file a claim. When you are occupied with funeral arrangements, the trauma of losing a loved one and sorting through the many unknowns that wrongful death creates, time will pass quickly. Don't wait any longer to speak to a law firm capable of achieving the justice you and your family deserve through a wrongful death claim. Whether this is a case of medical malpractice, a defective product distributed by a large corporation or any other type of negligence, we can file your wrongful death claim and fight for maximum compensation.

Do I Have a Case?

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action. In other words, this isn't a matter of criminal law; a wrongful death claim collects compensation from a responsible party who didn't intend to cause you harm. Here are the four elements that must be proven in a personal injury or wrongful death claim in order to collect financial compensation:

Negligence

The plaintiff must convince a jury that the defendant was being negligent, careless or reckless. In other words, it must be proven that the defendant failed to act with a degree of caution that could normally be expected.

Breach of Duty

A wrongful death case must prove that the defendant had a responsibility to act in a way that would avoid harming the deceased. For example, a property owner is responsible for repairing uneven walkways that could cause a visitor to fall, and a driver is responsible for obeying traffic regulations and focusing on the road. 

Causation

The negligent act must be shown to have directly or indirectly caused the wrongful death. Your personal injury attorney will collect evidence to demonstrate that one or more careless or reckless actions on the defendant's part contributed to your loss.

Damages

You only have grounds for a personal injury claim if the act in question caused losses that warrant damages (financial compensation). In a wrongful death case, damages usually include funeral costs, medical bills and the loss of financial support the deceased was providing.

It is also important to understand that in Texas, you can only file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are the deceased's parents, spouse, adult child or personal representative (someone appointed by the courts or the deceased's will to handle their estate). Our attorneys can quickly determine if you have a wrongful death claim during a free case review.

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Any type of personal injury can take a toll on a victim's life, but the preventable death of a loved one has effects that are especially devastating. You are probably wondering: What can I do to hold the responsible party accountable? How will my family make ends meet without the financial support my loved one provided us? What will we do without the love and guidance we have grown to depend on?

Wrongful death attorneys Jackson Reed and Travis Terry serve Greater Houston. They have a Richmond office where they can answer your questions and quickly determine whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim. There is absolutely no risk involved in consulting our law firm; your case review is 100% free of charge, and our personal injury attorneys work strictly on contingency. In other words, if we don't achieve justice for you through your wrongful death claim, we don't get paid. 

Don't suffer the unknowns any longer. Get in touch with our wrongful death lawyers and let us start fighting for the best possible future for you and your family. You can send us a message online or call our Richmond office directly:

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Ashley Marie

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Mr. Reed very great attorney have used him twice and sent him referrals. Definitely will use him again.

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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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Fatal Car Accidents  Require Aggressive, Fact-Based Representation

There were 40 traffic deaths resulting from 34 accidents in Fort Bend County in 2021. The majority of these fatalities occurred during farm-to-market travel. 

If you lost a loved one due to negligence behind the wheel, you need a law firm that understands how to prove who is responsible and prevent innocent victims from suffering financial burdens they don't deserve. Here is why Reed & Terry is the first law firm you should contact if a negligent driver has caused the death of a loved one:

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Millions Secured for Car Accident Victims

Reed & Terry has a track record of collecting the restitution that car accident victims need in order to rebuild their lives in the wake of tragedy. No matter what degree of loss resulted from an accident involving a motor vehicle, our wrongful death attorneys are prepared to pursue maximum restitution, and will not hesitate to take your case to court if a settlement cannot be reached.

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Specialization in Wrongful Death Cases Involving Auto Accidents

Attorney Jackson R. Reed specializes in wrongful death cases involving negligence on the road. Victims can benefit from his many years of handling cases that required proof of how careless and reckless acts behind the wheel resulted in senseless deaths of pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and fellow motorists. When a personal injury on the road proves fatal, call Jackson Reed.

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Collaboration With Experts

As a client of Reed & Terry, you won't just benefit from the representation of wrongful death attorneys who have spent more than 50 combined years in practice; your case will also be supported by the expert testimony of accident reconstruction specialists, leading physicians and other experts. This collaboration is often the key to proving who is responsible for your losses and collecting the absolute maximum through a wrongful death claim.

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Services That All Victims Can Afford

The unfortunate reality of wrongful death is that in addition to immense emotional devastation, it frequently places the bereaved in financial jeopardy. We believe victims deserve the best possible representation, and cost should never keep this resource out of reach. That's why we charge nothing for initial case reviews, and collect absolutely no fees unless and until we collect a jury award or settlement on your behalf.

Take the First Step Toward Justice Today Get In Touch With Reed & Terry in Richmond, TX

If you are reading this and have not yet contacted an attorney, now is the time to get in touch with Reed & Terry in Richmond. It may seem that the facts of your case will guarantee a successful wrongful death lawsuit, but you can trust that there will be opposition to your pursuit of justice. Our attorneys are ready to help you triumph in the face of those efforts and prove liability.

Our attorneys will review the facts of your case at no charge, and if we decide to take your case, we will immediately begin gathering the evidence needed to overcome both insurance company tactics and desperate legal defense strategies. Attorneys Jackson Reed and Travis Terry stand with families affected by preventable death, and won't stop fighting until they have secured the compensation you truly deserve. Message us online or call us in Richmond: 

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Our practice serves Greater Houston, and has offices in Richmond ready to help you.

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I called in with my situation to see if my case would fit the criteria. And, although it did not Mr. Reed immediately took the call and explained some things to me and gave me information on who to report things to. Thank you!

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2022

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Awesome lawyers. Very knowledgeable and effective. Best PI lawyers around.

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Wrongful Death Case Types

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If a wrongful death occurred due to any act of negligence, Reed & Terry is ready to listen and determine whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim. The cases our lawyers take involve many types of accidents, including:

Even If Your Loved One Was Partially At Fault You May Have a Wrongful Death Claim

Texas recognizes the principle of comparative negligence, which means that compensation may be awarded even if the victim was partially responsible for the accident.
If your loved one was no more than 50% responsible for the accident, you may still have a case.
Let our lawyers examine the facts surrounding the wrongful death of your loved one.

Meet Our Lawyers Specializing in Wrongful Death Cases

Jackson R. Reed

Jackson R. Reed

Jackson Reed is a personal injury attorney who specializes in cases of wrongful death resulting from car accidents. He is a Texas native who earned his law degree at the South Texas College of Law. 

Travis B. Terry

Travis B. Terry

Board-certified personal injury lawyer Travis B. Terry has handled more than a thousand cases. He earned a doctorate of jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law.

Let's Get Started Today Request Your Free Consultation With Our Lawyers

The sooner you meet with the attorneys at our law firm, the sooner we can begin fighting for the justice your family needs and deserves.

The death of a loved one due to someone else's negligent behavior can often make victims feel helpless. Rest assured, you are not. Throughout their careers serving Greater Houston, Mr. Reed and Mr. Terry have given special focus to wrongful death cases, and they have proven time and again that they are capable of helping victims start new chapters of prosperity and peace in their lives, even when the circumstances seemed hopeless.

Jackson Reed and Travis Terry are here to listen, advocate and ultimately make it possible for you and your loved ones to heal after loss. All you have to do is send our lawyers a message or give us a call in Richmond:

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Lexus Sparks

2022

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Reed and the team is great. I didn’t have to worry about anything they made it super easy for me.

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2022

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Los recomiendo, son excelentes asesores l el grupo de Abogados, están preparados y conocen la materia y solucionaron mi caso en tiempo récord,, su personal muy profesional, amable y dispuesto ayudar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have requested your free consultation with an attorney at our law firm, please take a moment to explore the information below, which can help you prepare for your case review with our Richmond attorneys:

How long do I have to file?

In Texas, the statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of your loved one's passing. It pays to consult a lawyer as soon as possible so that you don't miss important deadlines.

Am I eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

If you are the deceased's spouse, parent, adult child or personal representative, you can file a wrongful death suit.

My loved one may have been at least partially responsible for the accident. Do I still have a case?

It's possible. Texas operates under the principle of comparative negligence, meaning that even if the deceased was partially at fault for the accident—but no more than 50% responsible—a third party may still be liable for damages. The best way to determine if you still have a case is to consult our wrongful death lawyers in Richmond.

I received a settlement offer that sounds fair. Should I take it?

No. Determining the true extent of your losses takes careful analysis by a knowledgeable advocate who has your best interests at heart. This does not include insurance companies. The first settlement they offer will likely fall significantly short of the amount of restitution you truly deserve. Hire a lawyer and let them handle all exchanges with insurance companies and anyone else representing the other party. Our attorneys won't settle for anything less than what you are owed.

My loved one died on the job. Is this a workers' comp or personal injury case?

It depends on many factors. If the accident happened while performing normal duties in their place of work, under conditions that met all codes and requirements, it is probably a workers' comp case. However, if the accident involved a piece of equipment that malfunctioned due to a design flaw, you could have a personal injury case. The best way to know which type of case you have is to consult an attorney.

What are punitive damages? 

While compensatory damages are meant to rectify tangible and intangible losses suffered by the bereaved, punitive damages are awarded as a means of punishing the defendant for especially reckless behavior, such as drunk driving or intentionally forgoing safety measures on a job site. If our personal injury attorneys believe you may be eligible for punitive damages, we will gather the evidence needed to prove gross negligence. 
The sooner you meet with the attorneys at our law firm, the sooner we can begin fighting for the justice your family needs and deserves. 
Reed & Terry, LLP

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) 201-0988

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