With respect to wrongful death cases, such a case generally arise when "[a] person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual's death if the injury was caused by the person's or his agent's or servant's wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default." Sec. 71.002 (b).
Under Texas law, people are eligible to recover damages from wrongful death when, they are the surviving spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. Sec. 71.004.
Many of us have lost friends and loved ones to natural causes, violence, or unexpected mishaps. The void that a loss of a friend of loved one can have on you is immeasurable. I myself have suffered from a few losses and embrace the frustrations and unanswered questions faced afterwards. Nevertheless, not everyone has a legitimate claim to be a plaintiff in a wrongful death matter.
If you believe that your spouse, parent, or child has lost their life as the result of a wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, or unskillfulness--seek the advice of an attorney.
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