What Claims Do I Have?

If a family member has died unnecessarily—for example, because of an 18 wheeler truck accident, dangerous drug or consumer product, work-related accident, offshore or maritime accident, or explosion or other industrial incident—you may be entitled to bring several different types of claims.

The most common death claims are:

Wrongful Death Claims.  Surviving spouses, children, and parents of a lost loved one are often entitled to bring “wrongful death” actions.  These actions compensate surviving family members for their own injuries.  Examples include the pain and suffering and loss of support a family member experiences as a result of not being able to spend time with their loved one.

Survival Claims.  The estate of the lost family member is often entitled to bring a “survival” action.  This claim provides compensation for the injures suffered by the person who died.  For example, the estate is entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering the decedent experienced before dying.

Morrow & Sheppard Represent Wrongful Death Claimants

The Houston wrongful death lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard are privileged to represent clients nationwide whose loved ones have perished as the result of another’s negligence or wrongful conduct.

Contact us now for a 100% free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.


References

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 71.001 – 71.012.

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 71.021; Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 71.022; Landers v. B.F. Goodrich Co., 369 S.W.2d 33 (Texas Supreme Court 1963) (holding surviving family members in Potter County/Amarillo area were entitled to bring wrongful death and survivor claims arising from fatal car accident involving defendant’s company vehicle).

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