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Wrongful Death

Unexpectedly losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person can experience

Whether it be a parent, spouse, partner, or child, family members are left in shambles after the death of a loved one, oftentimes facing a mountain of debt and stress, all while dealing with a sudden void in their lives. Matters only get worse and more agonizing when the death was suddenly caused by a negligent person or entity. Many times, a victim’s family member is also left having to deal with medical expenses and other unexpected costs.

One way to shoulder such a large burden and obtain justice is by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Situations where a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed include:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice (including the death of an unborn child)
  • Public transportation
  • Dangerous conditions on public or private property
  • Dangerous roads or defective construction
  • Tourism / activities (scuba diving, rock climbing, skydiving, etc)
  • Violence in the workplace or public area
  • Excessive force by police or security professionals

Who can sue

The list of potential claimants in a wrongful death case differs from state to state. In California, the following parties may have a claim in a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving Spouse
  • Domestic Partners
  • Children
  • Grandchildren (if the deceased person’s children are deceased)
  • Minors who relied on the victim for at least 50% of their support
  • Anyone else entitled to the victim’s assets

The scope of potential plaintiffs in a wrongful death case in Texas is far smaller. Under Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a wrongful death case may be filed by the Decedent’s surviving spouse,children, and parents. In some cases, an adopted child may also file a wrongful death claim if the adoption was legally and fully completed.Adoptive parents may also file a wrongful death claim for their adopted child.

Let the experienced attorneys at The Accident Pros help you in your darkest times. If you believe you or someone you know has lost a loved one and wants to discuss a wrongful death suit, call The Accident Pros today. We can offer a no-cost case evaluation to help you understand and pursue your legal rights. Let us help you get the justice you deserve during these trying times.

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