There is no greater tragedy than the senseless loss of life due to the carelessness of others. Texas law gives certain legal rights to the family of their loved ones killed by the negligence of others. There are two distinct remedies when someone is killed due to the negligence of others.
The first is the survival action, which is the claim on behalf of the estate of the deceased. It includes the claims for conscious pain and suffering, funeral expenses and medical expenses. The second is the wrongful death action. This is the claim of the surviving family members of the deceased. In Texas, only certain family members are entitled to bring wrongful death claims. Those family members include the spouse, parents and children of the deceased. These family members can recover for their economic loss including loss of income and loss of inheritance, if applicable. However, in wrongful death cases, the most profound loss is often the noneconomic loss. In Texas family members of the deceased can seek compensation for loss of companionship, and society and for the mental anguish associated with the loss of a loved one.
Our experience in representing families dealing with the death of a loved one caused by the negligence of others has resulted in successful jury verdicts and settlements to provide support for the families left behind. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation with an actual board certified personal injury attorney to honestly answer questions about your case and determine how we can help you.