When you have lost a loved one due the negligent actions (or inactions) of others, it can be incredibly difficult to mourn that loss. If the deceased was the main breadwinner of the family, you may feel completely overwhelmed by bills with little or no income to pay. Funeral costs, medical costs, and much more keep piling on. To say it is a stressful and tragic situation would be an understatement. It is important that you discuss your loved one’s death with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. They can help you bring a suit to recover damages you have accrued due to the death of your loved one.
Who Can Bring Suit?
In Texas, parents, spouses, and children can bring a suit for wrongful death. They can each bring their own lawsuit, or bring one together. Unfortunately, siblings are not able to bring a suit for wrongful death. In order to file a suit for wrongful death, you first schedule an initial consultation with a few knowledgeable attorneys in your area. You have a short meeting with them to establish that they are a good fit for your family. A good attorney will sit down with you and listen to your case and provide a legal strategy for moving forward.
What Damages Can You Receive
The damages you can receive from a case of wrongful death can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, as well as other exemplary damages. The damages you receive depend heavily on the facts of your case. If you have specific questions regarding damages in your case, it is important that you discuss them with your attorney.