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The unexpected death of a loved one is never easy, and when someone else is to blame, the mix of grief and anger is unimaginable. If you recently lost a close family member in a preventable accident, you deserve justice for your loved one and compensation for your loss.

Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC offers compassionate guidance from attorneys who have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases. We tell your loved one’s story, fight for justice, and help bring stability and hope to your future after a sudden loss of companionship and financial support. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Dallas wrongful death lawyer. Initial consultations are always free.

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Texas law specifies who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim. If your parent, spouse, or child died in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, then you might have a valid wrongful death claim in Texas.

A wrongful death lawsuit often arises out of the same types of accidents, illnesses, or events as personal injury cases, such as:

If you’re not sure whether your case qualifies, just call. We are happy to provide a free case evaluation. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means we do not charge a fee unless we are successful in recovering a financial award for you through a settlement or at trial.

Potential Damages Recoverable in a Texas Wrongful Death Case

A wrongful death claim allows surviving family members to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. These damages reflect how your family was affected by the loss, and it may include compensation for financial, mental, and emotional losses, including:

  • Loss of family income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance or support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of domestic support or services
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional stress or mental anguish

The amount available varies depending on several factors, including things like the number and age of dependents, the life expectancy of the victim at the age of their death, and the general circumstances of the accident or death.

What Is a Survival Claim?

In addition to a wrongful death claim, you might be able to pursue a survival claim. Essentially, these are personal injury claims that the victim could have filed had they survived. Survival claims tend to be valid in cases where the victim was injured and survived for some time and not in cases where they died immediately.

The heirs or personal representative may pursue a survival action to recover damages for the pain and suffering of the victim and lost wages of the victim from the date of injury until the date of death.

Survival claims can be quite complicated, and the proceeds may not necessarily be distributed to the same people who would receive them in a wrongful death claim. Our Dallas wrongful death attorneys will advise you on whether you have a wrongful death claim, a survival claim, or both.

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If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident, Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC can help. We understand that no amount of money can replace what you lost, but a wrongful death claim can help secure some semblance of justice for your family.