What is a wrongful death claim?

A wrongful death claim allows family members as well as the estate of a deceased person to recover compensation for damages in the event that the death of a spouse, parent, or child is caused by another’s negligence. Negligence on the part of the defendant must be proven in order for this type of claim to be successful. Funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of support are some of the damages that a victim’s family is entitled to in a wrongful death claim.

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You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a loved one in an accident and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin at (512) 452-9996 to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.