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What is Wrongful Death?
Losing a family member is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever go through.
Dealing with that loss is even more difficult when someone else’s negligence or carelessness caused your loved one’s death.
If this has happened to you, you may want to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Texas who can help you.
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of someone else’s misconduct or negligence. The most common causes of wrongful death include:
Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
You can only file a wrongful death lawsuit when someone dies because of someone else’s action or inaction. Wrongful death claims can only be filed by survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death, who are called the real parties in interest.
The real parties in interest may include:
- Distant family members, such as a grandparent or other family member who is raising a child
- Immediate family members, including spouses, children, and parents of unmarried children
- Life partners
- People who suffer financially due to lost care or support
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What You Must Prove to the Court for a Wrongful Death Claim
In order to file a successful wrongful death claim, you and your attorney must show:
That your loved one’s death was caused by someone else.
That your loved one’s death occurred as the result of the other party’s negligence or carelessness.
Your loved one’s death resulted in monetary damages.
That your loved one’s death has affected you or your family.
Compensation for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In the state of Texas, you may be able to sue the person responsible for your loved one’s death, and you may be entitled to financial damages. There are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive.
Compensatory damages can help cover funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses and the loss of support or inheritance.
Punitive damages are designed to punish the person or entity that’s at fault for your loved one’s death.
You can use the damages you receive in any way you see fit – you don’t have to use compensatory damages for some things and not others (the same is true for any punitive damages you may receive).
Do You Need to Talk to a Wrongful Death Attorney?
If someone you care about has passed away due to someone else’s negligence, we may be able to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages.
Call us right away at 972-534-8888 to find out how we can help you while treating you with compassion and respecting your grief during this incredibly difficult time.