What Texans Need to Know about Filing for Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

If your loved one has died due to negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In this post, we’ll explain how wrongful death claims work in Texas. There are several different steps and rules you need to follow, and we can help you navigate the claim process.

Definition of Wrongful Death in Texas

Under Texas law, wrongful death is defined as follows:

“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.”

Examples of when a wrongful death claim may be filed include the following:

  • Drunk driving accident
  • Distracted driving accident