A wrongful death that was caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct is especially hard for the families who must carry on. Losing a loved one results in more than just the emotional impact; families must also contend with loss of income, loss of support, and costs related to the death.
If the deceased individual survived for any period of time after receiving the fatal injuries, his or her personal representative is entitled to bring a suit, referred to as a survival action, on behalf of the deceased person, to recover damages for the personal injury suffered before death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
If you are a surviving family member of a wrongful death victim, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss.
The spouse of the deceased, parents who lost children, and children who lost parents can file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, siblings or other close relatives can file the claim.
There is a statute of limitations in Texas restricting the amount of time you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In addition, determining appropriate compensation for your loss can be a complicated process involving many factors that establish what your case should be worth.
Here at the Norman Jolly Law Offices our experienced wrongful death attorneys can lead you through the legal process with clarity, informing you of your rights and options.
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