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What Is Wrongful Death?

What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death action is a civil action against a person or entity whose negligence or wrongful conduct brings about the death of a person. Its claims involve a broad range of fatal accidents including death resulting from vehicle or 18-wheeler accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, work accidents, and many others. 

Who Can Sue?

In Texas, the deceased’s spouse, children, parents, and siblings are all eligible parties to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Priority is given to the children and spouse of the deceased so if they choose to file the lawsuit parents and another family members would not be able to pursue legal action. 

What Damages Are Recoverable?

Economic Damages

Medical Expenses, Funeral, Expenses, Loss of the deceased’s future earnings and benefits

Non-Economic Damages

Pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of inheritance.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be available if the court finds that the responsible party was “grossly negligent.”

Statute of Limitations:

There is a 2-year statute of limitations to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas. That means you have exactly two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit or you risk losing your right to seek compensation. There are some exceptions that may extend the deadline.

If you believe you have a wrongful death case, call the Z&P law group for legal representation. Our Attorneys understand that your well-being and finances are at stake, so we fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.