What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim brought on behalf of a person who was killed due to the negligence of a third party. The idea behind a wrongful death lawsuit is that the surviving family members of the deceased are owed compensation by the responsible party for the loss of their loved one.
In order to bring a successful wrongful death lawsuit, four things must be shown:
1. A person has died.
2. The deceased died as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
3. The deceased is survived by immediate family members, such as a spouse or children.
4. The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim’s death.
In addition to spouses and children, other family members or dependents of the victim may be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim. A Texas wrongful death lawsuit attorney can advise you on the laws in our state.
All states, including Texas, provide for some type of wrongful death claim. At Fears Nachawati, we provide legal representation to the family members of individuals who have been killed because of the negligent actions of another person.
We can provide you with a free consultation about your potential Texas wrongful death lawsuit. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1.866.705.7584.