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You may think that any unexpected death can qualify as wrongful death in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, that's not actually the case.

According to Texas Statutes §71.001, you may file suit for wrongful death if the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one person or entity causes someone's death.

Filing a Claim for Wrongful Death in Texas

Who Can File

The only ones who may file a claim for wrongful death in Texas are the following people related to the decedent:

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Losing a loved one as a result of another person or entity's negligence is a painful experience to endure. Not only must you grieve the loss of your family member, but you must also come to terms with the fact that someone else's carelessness caused the death.

While no amount of money can make up for losing your loved one, recovering compensation can help you pay for the costs associated with the death and can help you feel as if some justice has been served for your family member.

There are two types of damages you can recover in a Texas wrongful death case:

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