A wrongful death lawsuit is usually brought as half of the full suit. The rest usually involves the situation leading to the death, whether that was a car accident, an 18-wheeler truck accident, a situation involving premises liability, or something else. I can help you and your surviving family find the closure needed to move forward with your lives.
In Texas, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be filed by certain people. Parents can file such a lawsuit concerning one of their children, and children can file a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a parent even if the child is over the age of 18. However, siblings are not allowed under Texas law to file a wrongful death lawsuit, nor are more distant family members, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins.
Texas law also stipulates that the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit if no eligible family members do within three months after death, but such an action can be blocked by an eligible family member.
A settlement in your wrongful death case can help pay for funeral costs, medical care costs, to help with the loss of income or protection, and many other things. At The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall, PC, we bring in-depth experience to bear, coupled with compassion and the legal expertise necessary to represent you in your time of need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll reach out to you immediately.