Losing a loved one is one of the toughest life experiences many of us face. When the loss is compounded by the negligent conduct of others, the law allows for the recovery of personal injury damages under the Texas Wrongful Death Act. You may also be entitled to recover damages based the decedents pain and mental anguish, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
When is Wrongful Death Applicable?
A claim can be filed when a loved one dies due to the negligence of another person or entity. This includes: drunk driving, distracted driving, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, explosions, defective products, or any other act deemed negligent.
What Rights are Allowed Under the Texas Wrongful Death Act?
Whether you have a spouse, child or parent, the law may allow you to recover damages you suffer from the loss of the decedents earning capacity, advice, counsel, services, care, maintenance, and support.
You may also be entitled to recover mental anguish damages and the cost of psychological treatment.
Finally the law recognizes the right to recover loss of companionship and society, and loss of inheritance.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Certain family members can file a lawsuit. Including, spouses, children, and parents. Adopted children and parents can file as long as the adoption is legally and fully complete. However, Texas does not allow for sibling to file the lawsuit.
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