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by Jeff Rasansky - May 8, 2014
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Who can file a wrongful death claim? What does a wrongful death claim cover?

Wrongful death lawsuits are normally filed as a result of negligence by an individual or business entity that caused someone else’s death. These lawsuits are filed in order to collect compensation in the form of monetary damages, and to deter future negligence by the at-fault party. In Texas, there are various rules regarding who can file these lawsuits.

Get legal help immediately.

To begin with, it’s important to note that getting legal assistance from a Dallas wrongful death lawyer is free, and will give you the best chance at a successful claim. If you have never filed a lawsuit before and are unfamiliar with court procedure (admissions, motions, etc), do yourself a favor and speak with an attorney. You only get one chance at bringing your case, and if you are unfamiliar with the process, you can get your case dismissed before it has even started. Contact Rasansky Law firm today so we can take a look at your case. There’s no charge to do so, and you are NEVER charged anything unless we win your case.

Wrongful death compensation.

Wrongful death claims are filed by members of the deceased family. This lawsuit may cover compensation for the following:

Wrongful Death Beneficiaries

Wrongful Death Beneficiaries

  • Loss of inheritance due to an unexpected death.
  • Loss of companionship.
  • Expenses connected to the death such as funeral and medical fees.
  • Loss of insurance benefits as a result of an individual’s death.
  • Loss of love, support care and affection.
  • Psychological pain and suffering.
  • Survival damages.

Who can file a claim?

You have to be directly related to the deceased (or legally adopted) if you want to file a wrongful death claim in Texas. Here’s a list of the types of family members who can bring a wrongful death claim:

  1. Parents can sue due for the death of their child on grounds of loss of companionship as well as mental anguish.
  2. A surviving spouse may sue to recover damages for financial contributions that they may have received as well as loss of companionship, consortium and support.
  3. A child may sue to recover damages due to the death of his parent. Grounds may include mental anguish, future child financial maintenance and others.
  4. An adopted child may also file a wrongful death lawsuit as long as they can prove that they have the necessary documentation to show that they were legally adopted.

Same-sex couples are not covered at this moment in Texas. However, that is not to say that things might not change in the near future.

We’re here to help.

If you have questions or concerns regarding a wrongful death claim, please get in touch with us today. You can call us at  1-877-405-4313 any time of the day, 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can chat with us online or send us an email via our online form. Our offices are located in the Uptown area of Dallas (just north of Woodall Rodgers, on McKinnon Street between Olive and Moody). We look forward to seeking justice for your family every step of the way.

Speak With a Dallas Wrongful Death Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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