Fort Worth Wrongful Death Attorneys
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs when any illegal or negligent act results in the death of another person. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths occur through evens, such as intoxicated and reckless driving, medical malpractice, and more. While nothing will bring back your family member, a wrongful death claim can provide relief from the unexpected financial fallout of such a loss, as well as provide a measure of closure.
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in the greater Fort Worth area, you can turn to Cañas & Flores for the legal help you need in handling this matter. Our legal team of Fort Worth wrongful death lawyersprovides compassionate and knowledgeable representation at such a difficult time. We can help you seek damages under the Texas Wrongful Death Act by bringing a legal claim seeking specific compensation for various aspects of your loss.
Who Can File Wrongful Death Claims in Texas?
A wrongful death claim is a civil matter that can be filed by a parent, child, or spouse individually or as a group. Siblings cannot file a wrongful death claim in Texas. However, claims can also be filed by the personal representative or the executor of the deceased person’s estate.
Types of Damages for Wrongful Death Claims
In a wrongful death claim, damages are sought to compensate the surviving family members or the estate. These monetary damages are then proportioned to the survivors in accordance with what they have suffered due to the death.
Damages can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Hospital expenses incurred by the deceased because of the injuries sustained prior to death
- Pain and suffering the deceased person experienced due to the injuries sustained
- Mental pain and anguish of family members
- Lost earning capacity of the decedent for family members
- Lost inheritance for children
- Lost love, companionship, care, guidance, and support for family members
In Texas, wrongful death claims typically must be filed within two years from the date of the death. It is important to discuss your case with our legal team well before this time limit so that evidence can be built to substantiate your claim.
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