Wrongful Death Claims in Texas | What You Should Know

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If your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, please read on, then contact an experienced Tyler, TX wrongful death attorney to learn what you should know about wrongful death claims in Texas.

How do you know if you have a valid wrongful death claim in Texas?

First of all, one should know who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in the Lonestar State. Those eligible are the decedent’s:

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

So long as you meet those qualifications, you may file suit for the following:

  • The death of a person
  • Wrongful conduct or negligence of another resulting in death
  • You or a loved one is a survivor who has suffered specific damages due to the death

What can you fight for in a wrongful death claim in Texas?

It should go without saying that only survivors can receive monetary awards to compensate for economic damages resulting from the death. Such entities can recover a variety of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including the following:

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

If you lost a loved one to another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you should reach out to a skilled Tyler, TX personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Smith County personal injury attorney help you?

Having a competent legal professional working on your behalf can make all the difference in the success or failure of your effort to recover damages. He or she will help you collect, compile and present the evidence needed to prove your case in court. This evidence will come in the form of medical records related to the accident, statements from any and all witnesses to the accident, a copy of the police report and any photos and/or videos of the accident scene. No matter the strength of your case, precious few defendants will admit to their negligent or wrongful conduct and hand over the damages that they owe to the families of their victims. That is where a seasoned legal representative comes in. He or she will preserve your rights and fight to hold the defendant accountable.

This process can be time-consuming and complicated, so let us handle the paperwork. Please give us a call today.

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.