A wrongful death is a type of personal injury claim against a person who is deemed responsible for the death of another. This may occur due to one's negligence or intentional actions. Survivors of wrongful death victims may file a claim for monetary damages in these cases in accordance with Texas personal injury law, and possibly recover costs of medical expenses and other compensatory damages as well as non-economic damages for things such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Punitive damages may also be awarded in these cases in the event that there was gross, reckless or malicious behavior involved.
Elements that comprise a wrongful death civil action include:
- The conduct of another person or entity contributed to one's death.
- The person liable was negligent in their actions.
- The deceased victim has surviving dependents or beneficiaries.
- There are accrued monetary damages as a result of the death of the deceased victim.
The Texas wrongful death attorneys of the law firm of PRW Lawyers help the families of wrongful death victims get the legal compensation the law entitles them for damages incurred following the loss of their loved ones. Claimants may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and other damages in accordance with personal injury law.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another, and would like to discuss your legal options with an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer, contact our firm today for a free consultation about your case.
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