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Understanding Texas Wrongful Death Statutes

Dallas injury attorney Michael Guajardo discusses the Texas Wrongful Death Statute, the Survival Statue and the rights reserved for the family and loved ones a victim of wrongful death.

Texas Wrongful Death Statutes

It goes without saying; the loss of a loved one is tragic. It’s even more so when their death is caused by the negligence of another.  Fortunately, Texas state law has two avenues of recovery when a death is caused by the negligence or gross negligence of a third party.  There are two main statutes you should be aware of.

  • Texas Wrongful Death Statute provides benefits for the spouse, children and parents of the deceased.  This is compensation for mental anguish and loss of companionship.
  • Survival Statute provides benefits to a representative of the deceased’s estate.  This is compensation for medical expenses up to the time of death, pain and suffering and burial expenses.

Wrongful death cases are some of the most complicated, difficult and heartbreaking cases we see and these are just two of the statutes that come in to play.  There are also laws in place to provide for loss of wages and other factors and it takes an experienced wrongful death lawyer to ensure you and your loved ones get the justice and compensation you are entitled to.

We Can Help

If you have lost a family member or loved one due to the negligence of another, I urge you to contact our Dallas personal injury law firm today.  Call 972-774-9800 or fill our the form below for your free case evaluation. We would love to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.