Unfortunately, thousands of people lose their life due to the wrongful actions of another. These people leave behind families and friends, who have to face the reality of losing a loved one. Things such as auto accidents could have traumatic and deadly consequences. If you find yourself in this situation, where someone’s negligence caused the death of a family member, you might be entitled to compensation. Below we will outline the things you need to know about wrongful death lawsuits in Texas.
Wrongful Death Statute in Texas
In Texas, wrongful death is when a person’s death was caused due to a negligent or careless act from another person. The most common causes of wrongful deaths are car accidents. Drunk driving is a common example that shows a party acting negligently. Drunk drivers have the potential to cause the untimely death of another, and act irresponsibly getting behind the wheel in their intoxicated state. In Texas, a wrongful death suit can be filed within two years from the date of death. It’s important to keep in mind that these suits are civil. They can be filed regardless of whether a person was pressed with criminal charges. Just because someone didn’t act criminally, doesn’t mean they weren’t negligent. You and your family deserve closure and compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you had to face as a result of your loved one’s death.
If you decide to file a wrongful death suit, its important to know there are requirements. In order to be eligible, you must be a surviving spouse, parent, or child of the deceased party. If you fall into those categories, you may be compensated for long-term survivors’ loses, like lost earning capacity, loss of household income, inheritance, and more. It’s best to consult with an attorney to see what would be appropriate for your case.
Winning Your Case
Choosing the property attorney is the most important step when it comes to wrongful death suits. Your attorney has the task of proving the other party was negligent. This includes showing that the negligent party had a legal duty of care, that care was breached, and that breach caused the death of your loved one.
Contact The Law Giant Today for your wrongful death case
A Texas wrongful death case is a complex task. Allow the Begum Law Group to take care of this while you focus on recovering. We will fight for you to be compensated fairly for this damage, as well as other types of harm you have suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence. Contact us today at (866) 243-8068 to schedule a free, initial consultation of your case.