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Who Receives Money After a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

Who Receives Money After a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging things we ever do. The grieving process is especially burdensome if you know that your loved one's death was preventable. As families grieve for their lost loved one, they also have to sort through difficult financial situations while financially planning to sustain their family without their loved one.

Wrongful Death Claims

When another’s negligence causes the death of a loved one, the family can seek monetary compensation. A wrongful death attorney can obtain compensation for funeral costs, medical costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering, along with any other damages resulting from the loss of your loved one. Although no monetary value will be able to replace the pain of losing your loved one, it can help you support you and your family’s future.

Who Gets the Money After a Wrongful Death Claim?

Only close family members can file a wrongful death claim, so this means that only family members will receive any money obtained from the lawsuit’s settlement or verdict. Below we have put together a list of who can file claim damages for a wrongful death suit:

  • Children
  • Adopted Children
  • Spouses
  • Parents

Siblings or distant relatives of the person who died can’t file a wrongful death claim in Texas. In Texas, juries decide who will receive compensation for verdicts and they will decide how it should be divided among the immediate family members.

Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, whether in a workplace accident, car accident, or truck accident, you shouldn’t have to go through this alone. Our team at Daspit Law Firm provides compassionate representation to clients throughout Houston. Our wrongful death attorneys know what a difficult time this is for you, so we make sure to help you get the compensation you deserve to protect you and your family.

Get in touch with our Houston wrongful death attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation.