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Wrongful Death Attorneys In Waco, TX

We Help Grieving Families Find Justice

Even in the best of circumstances, the loss of a loved one can alter the course of your life.

It’s worse when that person is taken from you before their time.

If your loved one was killed due to negligence, your grieving process will be different. You’ll grapple with the financial strain of their loss–and the injustice that they were taken from you so soon.

The law offices of Kenneth Biggs & John Greenslade can help you find the justice your loved one deserves.

A wrongful death lawsuit will help you ease the financial strain of their passing while punishing those individuals responsible for their death.

If you recently lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Waco, TX, personal injury attorneys at Biggs & Greenslade today.

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Our Waco Wrongful Death Attorneys

Kenneth Morgan Biggs

Kenneth Morgan Biggs

Before founding Biggs & Greenslade, Kenneth Morgan Biggs served in the Marine Corps and as the assistant district attorney of Smith County.

As a personal injury attorney serving Waco, TX, he brings thousands of hours of trial experience. Very few personal injury lawyers have the kind of courtroom experience Kenneth Biggs has, and he parlays that into better case outcomes for his clients.

John Greenslade

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John Greenslade began his career as a corporate attorney with a firm that specialized in defending insurance companies from personal injury claims.

He spent almost a decade on behalf of the insurance companies. This gives him extensive experience with what they can–and will–agree to at the negotiation table. He uses this knowledge to fight for his clients to get them the compensation they deserve.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit In Texas?

According to Texas state laws, only certain individuals may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

All non-family members, including common-law spouses, are barred from filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of someone. Family members who are allowed to file include:

  • Legally-married spouses
  • Minor and adult children, including legally adopted children
  • Surviving parents, including legally adoptive parents.

Any family members who wish to file a wrongful death suit must do so within 3 months of the death. Family members can choose to file a single suit together or multiple suits as individuals.

After three months, the executor of the estate may elect to file a wrongful death suit, but families may request that no claim be brought. This will prevent the executor from filing.

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What Compensation Can A Family Claim?

A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim. It’s designed to help individuals recover monetary damages related to the death of their family member.

Losses can include monetary and non-monetary damages, including:

  • Funeral & burial expenses
  • Potential earnings of the deceased
  • Loss of care, guidance, or counsel from the deceased
  • Loss of an expected inheritance
  • Medical expenses related to the deceased’s final treatment
  • Pain and suffering as a result of the death

Occasionally, courts will award punitive damages to plaintiffs. These are designed to punish the person responsible for the accident or injury, and they can wind up being more than the monetary damages.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers In Waco, TX

If you’re looking to seek compensation for the death of a close relative, the law offices of Kenneth Morgan Biggs and John Greenslade have the expertise and experience to help with wrongful death cases involving

Car Accidents

Fatal car accidents happen all too often. If your loved one was killed by a negligent driver, our team will be able to help you get the justice that you and your family deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

Bikers are more at risk for serious injury and death when they crash with a negligent driver. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, we’ll help you understand your options.

Trucking Accidents

Commercial vehicles are large, and passenger vehicles can be devastated in a crash involving a large truck. We’ll help you file a wrongful death claim and fight for your family.

Product Liability

Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their product is safe for consumers. If they failed and your loved one was killed because of it, our team can help you.

Premises Liability

If a property owner failed to maintain their premises and your loved one died as a result of that, you may be able to file a claim. Biggs & Greenslade will help you to do that.

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Compassionate Representation Focused on Finding Justice

Kenneth Biggs and John Greenslade are dedicated to helping Central Texas families get the justice they need to move on after the untimely death of a loved one.

Our firm’s unique experience working in criminal trial law and corporate law ensures that we’re able to handle a large variety of cases.

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation.

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