In a Texas wrongful death claim, the spouse, children, descendants, parents, grandparents, and siblings, or if none survive the deceased, the individuals to whom the estate would pass under the laws of intestate (without a will) succession, are entitled to claim the same personal injury damages that could have been claimed had the deceased lived, according to the Texas Legislature. Texas law states that the court or jury may award fair and equitable damages for the following:
- Medical, hospital, funeral and burial expenses;
- Pain and suffering undergone by the deceased before death;
- Loss of financial support from the deceased by the family; and
- Loss of the society and companionship of the deceased
In order to hold the defendant liable in a wrongful death claim, the plaintiffs in the claim (usually through the estate of the deceased victim) must meet the same burden of proof that the victim would have had to meet had the victim lived. If you are looking for a knowledgeable Dallas and Fort Worth wrongful death attorney, Mizani Law Firm is available 24/7, and will travel to you to offer a free wrongful death consultation in Dallas, Fort Worth TX.
At Mizani Law Firm, we are committed to ensuring that our clients and families injured in a wrongful death claim receive the compensation they deserve. Our Fort Worth wrongful death attorney have a proven record of success handling these claims, and are prepared to go toe-to-toe with the insurance company.