What Is Wrongful Death?
The passing of a loved one is probably the most traumatic event you will ever experience. Dealing with the emotional devastation that follows can feel unbearable. Yet if negligence caused the death of someone you love, you deserve justice. A wrongful death is the taking of a life by another person through negligent actions.
If you believe negligence caused the death of someone you love, you can take legal action. Unfortunately, many families that suffer a wrongful death do not take legal action and therefore do not receive compensation for funeral costs, medical costs, and pain and suffering. Who may file a wrongful death lawsuit is determined by the Texas Wrongful Death statute.
Below is a list of some common examples of wrongful death accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
When a family member or loved one passes, seeking legal aid may be the last thing on your mind. However, if someone else acted negligently or recklessly and was responsible for the death of your loved one, you have the right to file a lawsuit for damages that include medical expenses, emotional trauma and lost future income. While you may be emotionally distraught, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorney can begin gathering evidence and building a case against the party or parties who caused the death of your loved one.