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Wrongful Death Rasansky Law Firm January 8, 2016
Staff May 19, 2016

Answer: When a person is injured due to the negligence of another person, they have the option of filing a personal injury claim. If that person dies before they’re able to bring that claim, what happens? Is the at-fault party now off the hook? Well, if that were the case, that would set a horrible…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: While the answer is not always so cut and dry, in Texas, wrongful death beneficiaries are generally limited to the parents, spouse and/or children. To read more on the subject, see our page on wrongful death beneficiaries.

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: The law requires you to prove the following things when suing an individual or company over a wrongful death: That you are a statutory beneficiary of the individual who dies. This includes the person’s spouse, parents and children. The defendant’s wrongful or negligent act directly led to the deceased demise. If you have a…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: You are allowed to sue an employer for a wrongful death accident as long as the employer did not subscribe to workers’ compensation. Texas law allows employers to choose weather they participate in the workers’ comp program. If the employer DOES subscriber to workers’ comp insurance, you are NOT allowed to sue for a…

Staff January 6, 2015

Answer: A family has up to two years from the death of a family member to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This figure was laid down by the law and is part of the Texas statute of limitations. Cases brought to court after these two years have elapsed cannot be filed in most cases (there…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: A wrongful death is any kind of death that may have resulted as a direct result of negligence by another party, be that another driver, an employer, a surgeon, etc. Wrongful death may occur in a variety of accidents such as: Car accidents Drunk driver accidents Truck accidents Medical malpractice Railroad accidents Work accidents…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: When a loved one dies at an accident scene, family members may wonder whether there was anything that the emergency medical technicians and paramedics could have done to prevent the death.  Paramedic and emergency medical technician (EMT) negligence is rare in Texas, but it does happen. EMTs and paramedics are first responders whose jobs…

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