Did you lose a loved one in a fatal accident?
If you suffered the devastating loss of a loved one because of the careless or reckless behavior of another person or company, you have legal options to pursue justice and hold the negligent party responsible. Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, an amended version of The Wrongful Death Act, provides exclusive remedy for wrongful death in Texas. When a person dies due to a negligent person or entity and the death results in monetary damages, surviving beneficiaries or dependents may be entitled to compensation. If your loved one died as the result of the negligent action of a person or entity, such as a machinery malfunction, car accident, defective product, or in any other situation, then it is important to contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer to discuss your options to seek justice for your loss and compensation for your expenses.
Who may file a wrongful death claim?
Surviving spouses, parents, children and victims’ personal representatives may all file wrongful death claims. A surviving spouse may recover damages for loss of companionship, mental anguish from their spouse’s death and estimated financial contribution from their late spouse. Parents may be entitled to compensation for such impact upon their lives as the loss of their child’s companionship and the mental anguish of this devastating experience. A child may recover damages for loss of companionship and mental anguish of losing their parent, as well as the monetary sum the victim would have reasonably contributed to the child. A minor child also may pursue compensation for the value of the training, advising, and education that the victim would have provided to them.
Contact a Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you sustained the devastating loss of a beloved family member because of a negligent accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at your earliest convenience. It is important to note that you only have two years from the date of the death of a child, spouse or parent to seek compensation for your losses through a wrongful death claim in the state of Texas. At Marina Legal Group, PLLC, we are prepared to represent you during this difficult time. If you believe you have grounds to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, contact our firm today to discuss your options to pursue justice!