Considering a wrongful death lawsuit? Read these common questions and answers before you act.
When someone dies, and another person or organization acted negligently in causing that death, you have a “wrongful death” lawsuit.
It’s a sad situation because the death could have likely been prevented if the negligent party acted responsibly.
You may have some of these questions if you are considering filing a wrongful death claim:
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
It differs by state. Good news for Texans: many people have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
In Texas, the surviving spouse, children, or parents have the right to file a wrongful death claim within 3 months of the death. They do have the ability to specifically request no wrongful death claim be filed.
If they choose not to exercise that right, the deceased person’s representative or executor of their estate can file the claim instead (but only after […]