After the loss of a loved one in a car accident, it can leave a Texas family reeling from the emotional shock and financial loss. There is no way to prepare for a wrongful death, and the aftermath can impact families for years to come. If the death of a loved one is the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, it is possible that those left behind could have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a civil claim.
Recouping financial losses
The intent of a wrongful death claim is to provide grieving loved ones the ability to address their financial concerns after the unexpected loss of a loved one. Through a wrongful death suit, it may be possible to recover medical bills, funeral costs, the loss of the income of the deceased and more.
To have a valid wrongful death claim, there must be evidence of death. There must also be evidence that the death was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, and that this death caused surviving family members financial strain. One person should be appointed to represent the decedent’s estate.
Seeking recovery and moving forward
It is not easy to pick up the pieces and move forward after the death of a Texas loved one. While not every death is necessarily grounds for a wrongful death claim, it could be the ideal way for a family to address their immediate financial concerns. An assessment of the situation will reveal whether this course of action is the most appropriate way forward.