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Who can be held responsible for a Wrongful Death?

Granbury Lawsuit Lawyer

While the question may seem complex, the answer is actually quite simple: Under Texas law, any person whose wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default causes the death of another can be held responsible for a wrongful death. In addition, the agent of the person whose wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default causes the death of another can also be held responsible for a wrongful death. For example, if a truck driver that works for Company A is careless and causes the death of another person, Company A can be sued for wrongful death in addition to the truck...

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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit in Texas?

Granbury Bedford Personal Injury Lawyer

There is no question that the loss of a loved one can affect many people. When it comes to legal territory, if the passing of your loved one was due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, it could be even more disheartening. There could be a flood of emotions present, including anger and a need for the responsible party to be held accountable. If that is the case, there might be whole families who want to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible. However, in Texas it is important to understand just who can and cannot...

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How long do I have to file a Wrongful Death Suit?

Granbury Wrongful Death Lawyer

When a loved one dies, it is a terrible time for everyone in the family. The fact that the loved one died because of someone else’s negligence makes the grieving process even worse. In Texas, a loved one has the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death is any type of death caused by neglect, wrongful act, unskillfulness or carelessness. Texas gives a family member a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim. The time frame is called statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is normally two years. This...

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How Can I Prove Someone Caused My Loved One’s Death?

Bedford Wrongful Death Lawyer

In a wrongful death case, the person bringing the lawsuit isn't the victim, but a personal representative acting on behalf of the victim's family. While that fact differentiates a wrongful death case from other types of personal injury cases, they are all governed by tort law. This means a plaintiff in a wrongful death case must be able to prove the same four elements of a personal injury lawsuit, but with minor variations. The Four Elements of Proving a Wrongful Death Case Duty of Care The first of the four elements in a wrongful death case is showing that the defendant owed...

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How Are Damages Calculated in a Wrongful Death Case?

Granbury Wrongfull death Lawyer

Individuals that have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another part may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party. Statute section 71.001 defines wrongful death in Texas as a death that is caused by the carelessness, default, neglect, or wrongful act of another person. Spouses, children, and parents of individuals that have lost their lives under the conditions outlined by statute 71.001 are eligible to file wrongful death claims in Texas. Potential defendants can be persons, corporations, or government entities. Brett Cain at the Cain Firm are experts at these types of legal matters...

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