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Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim for the Death of a Parent in the State of Texas
Can a child file a wrongful death claim based on a parent’s death in Texas? Absolutely. When parents are killed due to the intentional, reckless and careless actions of companies and individuals, Texas law gives children the right to be compensated. Call Our Law Offices and our proven team of Texas personal injury lawyers for high-quality legal representation in your wrongful death case.
What Kinds of Accidents and Injuries?
Too many accidents in Texas lead to wrongful death claims. Texas is a dangerous area for workers, drivers and everyone else. Here are just a few examples of the kinds of incidents that take people’s lives
Explosions, fires and other accidents at refineries and other industrial sites;
Fatal car accidents on Interstate 10, and Interstate 35 and all the other highways and roadways in the Greater San Antonio area;
Alcohol-related deaths on the roadways due to customers being over-served at area bars and restaurants on Down Town and in other areas;
Accidents at home;
Medical malpractice at Texas Medical Center and hundreds of other medical facilities;
Nursing home misconduct;
The over-prescribing of dangerous drugs by San Antonio area “pill mills”;
Countless other dangers in Texas
What Can Children be Compensated For?
Their parents’ lost income, both before death and after death;
Their parents’ medical expenses;
The value of their parents’ physical pain, emotional suffering and mental anguish before death;
Any punitive damages their parents would have been entitled to;
Their funeral and burial expenses arising from their parents’ deaths;
The value of the love, support, advice, and companionship the children would have received from the parents but for their parents’ deaths;
The value of the financial contributions the parents would likely have made to their children but for the parents’ deaths;
The value of any inheritances the parents would likely have given to their children but for the parents’ deaths;
Plus other kinds of compensation
How Old do You Have to Be?
Texas law allows people of all ages to participate in wrongful death lawsuits. Minors (children under 18 who are not “emancipated”) file lawsuits through what the law calls guardians ad litem, or court-appointed representatives who look out for the children’s best interests.
Where Can You Go for Help?
At Our Law Offices, representing victims is what we do. We are focused, experienced, driven personal injury lawyers. We have the resources and skills to handle all the most serious and complex wrongful death cases. If your parent or other loved one has lost a life due to the carelessness or neglect of someone else, enforce your rights to compensation.
Choose carefully: Our Law Offices are your source for proven legal representation in Texas personal injury and wrongful death matter. You can reach our team of wrongful death lawyers at our toll-free phone number. Call today.