The phrase “wrongful death” refers to an action for actual damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death. Under Texas law, 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, lack of skill or default.
Wrongful death actions are for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased. Damages include loss of inheritance and loss of support, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of consortium and pecuniary loss.
Wrongful death actions may include Workers’ Compensation law, strict products liability and traditional principles of negligence. This is an area of the law that is very complex and requires a careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney. The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
If your loved one has received an injury resulting in death, please call 1-800-350-5110 and then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.