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Wrongful death claims typically arise from:
Under the Texas wrongful death statute, the victim’s spouse, parents and children are all eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative of the victim’s estate can file a lawsuit if the victim’s relatives don’t file one within three months of the victim’s death.
The damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit are roughly comparable to what the victim could have received if he had survived life-threatening injuries -- verdicts of hundreds of thousands of dollars are not uncommon. A Texas wrongful death claim can demandcompensation for:
These damages will be apportioned among family members in a ratio determined by the court.
In the aftermath of an untimely death, you may be dealing not only with grief and shock, but also with money problems that may arise from a sudden loss of financial support. This is no time to be handling a wrongful death claim on your own. At John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, our job is to handle all aspects of your claim, while ensuring that the experience is as stress-free as possible for you.
Call us 24/7, or contact us online for your free case consultation. We are so confident in our ability to win that if we take your case, you will not owe us a dime in legal fees until and unless we bring home a verdict or a settlement for you.