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When does a family have grounds for a wrongful death claim?

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2023 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Personal Injury

The aftermath of a fatal accident can leave a Texas family struggling to understand how to pick up the pieces and move forward. There is no clear path to dealing with grief, but there are some legal ways that those left behind can seek justice for the death of their loved one. If the death was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party, those left behind may have grounds to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim 

The pursuit of a claim 

The purpose of this type of civil claim is to provide loved ones with the chance to recoup their financial losses after a fatal accident. This can include losses related to medical bills, emergency expenses, funeral costs and more. An unexpected death can leave a family struggling with significant financial issues in addition to their grief and emotional duress. 

Not every fatal accident is grounds to pursue wrongful death compensation. There must be clear evidence of negligence or recklessness, as well as proof of financial suffering by the remaining family members. These cases are time sensitive, and it is beneficial to take quick action to learn about this option. 

Building a successful claim 

It is not easy to navigate the civil claims process. Any party pursuing a wrongful death claim after the preventable passing of a loved one may benefit from the support and guidance of an experienced Texas attorney. An assessment of the specific situation will provide insight into the most effective way to build a successful claim and seek appropriate compensation.