What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

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The loss of a loved one is heartbreaking, and even more so when it is the result of another’s negligence. To learn about wrongful death claims in Texas, reach out to our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys to discuss the details of your case.

Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Texas?

Similar to other states, Texas has a limited amount of people who may qualify to file for a wrongful death claim. Those who are eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim include the following:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Adult children may file a claim for the death of their parent

It is important to note that a wrongful death claim can be brought in a group or individually, but also must be done within a specific period of time. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Texas is 2 years, which suggests that you have two years from the date of the death to pursue legal action against the negligent party. Do not wait to reach out to our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys to ensure that you are promptly filing your claim. We are just one call away.

What type of compensation is available in wrongful death claims?

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim in the state of Texas. Our firm recognizes that monetary compensation can never bring back a loved one, however, it can help counteract some of the financial burdens that affected your family. Some of the damages you may recover in a Texas wrongful death claim include:

  • Loss of relationship provided by the deceased party
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Exemplary damages
  • Loss of love, companionship, comfort, and society
  • Lost inheritance, including what the deceased party may have saved and provided in his or her inheritance upon a timely passing

To learn more about how you can recover from the sudden loss of a loved one, reach out to our dedicated Texas personal injury attorneys. Our legal team is here for you during this trying time.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.