You may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim if you’ve lost a family member due to the reckless or neglectful actions of a person or corporate entity. The Texas Wrongful Death Act allows family members to sue for damages when their loved on is killed by the carelessness of another person. While no compensation can account for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim offers financial aid that can ensure your standard of living.
Contact The Daspit Law Firm if you’re interested in filing a wrongful death claim. Our experienced El Paso personal injury attorneys can use our skills and resources to provide you with the customized strategies and unfaltering representation you need to be successful.
Under the Texas Wrongful Death Act, only spouses, children, and parents are legally permitted to file a wrongful death claim. To successfully win a lawsuit, surviving family members must be able to prove they are suffering monetarily due to the loss of their loved one. Another option is to file a survival claim. A survival claim allows family members to pursue the damages a decedent could have collected had they survived.
A wrongful death claim can be filed for:
You have a very short time to act if you’re interested in pursuing damages. The statute of limitations in Texas only grants family members 2 years to file a lawsuit. After that time has passed, the court may refuse to hear your case. Contact our attorneys if you’re interested in filing your claim or need information about possible exemptions to the statute of limitations.
The court awards damages in a wrongful death case to help compensate for the financial loss of a loved one. When deciding how much compensation should be awarded, it’s the court’s duty to judge both objective and subjective injuries. Once the decision is made, the court divides the compensation among the eligible family members in proportion to their professed injuries.
The court awards compensation based on:
Contact The Daspit Law Firm if you’re interested in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Our personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis so you can pursue justice and compensation without regret. You don’t pay unless you’re successfully awarded compensation.
Contact our wrongful death lawyers at (832) 687-2942 to schedule your free consultation.
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