Our sense of justice is pricked when a family member passes away too soon, especially when negligence was to blame. Because they are frequently preventable, these incidents—legally referred to as “wrongful death” cases—always seem much harsher than illnesses-related deaths. The Dashner Lawfirm wrongful death attorneys will be with you side by side to seek justice for your family member’s unjust death.
We must first define the damages that may be asserted in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit in order to comprehend wrongful death situations. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit refer to the material and intangible losses endured by the survivors while they were in mourning. A wrongful death lawsuit may seek the following damages:
- Income losses for the household
- Loss of assistance, support, and maintenance previously given by the deceased
- Mental anguish
- Loss of inheritance, including any savings and assets the dead would have left if they had lived to a regular age
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?
Nobody can bring a wrongful death claim in Texas. You must satisfy at least one of the following requirements in order to bring a wrongful death claim:
- You are the spouse who has survived.
- You are a kid who survived (adult or minor).
- You are the parent left behind (s).
- You are the deceased’s legally adopted child.
- The adopted parent who is still alive is you (s).
- You are the decedent’s estate’s personal representative.
The fact that a wrongful death claim is a civil matter needs to be emphasized once more. Regardless of whether the offender is ever put on trial for a crime, you are still allowed to pursue a wrongful death claim.
A personal injury lawyer should be considered if you or a loved one is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us at 817-854-4496 to get in touch with our experienced wrongful death attorneys at The Dashner Law Firm in Irving, TX. We will work with you to obtain the appropriate medical care and damages for your suffering.