Wrongful Death Accident Claims
What type of wrongful death accident claims can be filed? Surviving spouses, minor children, adult children, adoptive children and parents may file wrongful death claims. Unfortunately, in Texas, siblings are not eligible to file claims if their brother or sister suffered a wrongful death. If the deceased lived for any time after the accident, the estate representative may make what is called a “survival claim”, which would include damages for the medical expenses, pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to their death.
Our Harris Cook Personal Injury Attorney will file for compensation for any of a number of claims, including:
- Medical Expenses – emergency, hospital, doctors/nurses, surgical bills
- Funeral & Burial Costs
- Losses to the Survivors – income, society and companionship, future inheritance
In some cases where the negligence was willful, a jury may also award higher, punitive damages.
Harris Cook, LLP, Personal Injury Attorney
Finding the responsible party or parties is an important part of your wrongful death claim. Our Harris Cook, LLP, Personal Injury Attorney has many resources to use to achieve this, including private investigators. Under Texas law, it must be proven that a responsible party or multiple parties caused the death of another person because of their own wrongful act, carelessness, lack of skill, default or neglect.
A distracted or fatigued driver can cause an accident in a fraction of a second. Likewise, if a manufacturing facility is neglectful in production of a safety product, it also could result in death of a user. There are many possibilities that our experienced team will investigate aggressively to support your case.