Wrongful Death

Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby, PLLC provides comprehensive legal representation to families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful actions of others.  In real terms, this means that we not only investigate, prepare and present our clients' cases in settlement negotiations and courtrooms, we also provide a full range of estate and probate administration services that allow our clients to have all of their legal needs met at one law firm.

Our expertise in these areas has resulted in numerous referrals from other attorneys.  We are also frequently asked to serve as co-counsel in probate and estate matters following the sudden death of a client or family member.

Texas' wrongful death statute allows spouses, children or parents to file a single wrongful death claim seeking any or all variety of economic and noneconomic damages, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Funeral costs
  • Losses of society, companionship, parental guidance and support
  • Mental anguish
  • Texas' statute also allows claims to be brought on behalf of decedents for damages suffered prior to death. This is known as a survival claim. Damages recoverable in a survival claim include:
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Property damages
  • Funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages

Wrongful death cases often require a thorough investigation and frequently involve complex medical issues that can be very difficult to explain to a judge or jury in clear and concise terms.  We are well equipped to meet these challenges.

For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact us at 903.759.2200.  We handle wrongful death claims on a contingency basis, which means that you will not be asked to pay our firm any legal fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.