DALLAS WRONGFUL DEATH
Q: What is a wrongful death claim?
A: A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury claim that arises when an individual is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of others.
Q: What is a survival claim?
A: A survival claim is a claim on behalf of the deceased estate by the deceaseds legal representative for a personal injury claim that belonged to the deceased before he or she died.
Q: What type of compensation is available for a survival claim?
A: Compensation may be available for: pain and mental anguish suffered by the deceased; medical expenses incurred by the deceased, and funeral expenses incurred by the deceased.
Q: What type of compensation is available for wrongful death claim?
A: Compensation may be available for: loss of inheritance, psychological treatment expenses, funeral expenses, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of [child or parent] services, loss of professional recommendations, and loss of personal guidance.
Q: What types of accidents or events permit a wrongful death claim?
A: Wrongful death claims can arise from:
- medical malpractice,
- auto accidents,
- motorcycle accidents,
- airplane and helicopter accidents,
- boat, diving and watercraft accidents,
- truck and bus accidents,
- drunk driver accidents,
- pedestrian and bicycle accidents,
- nursing home abuse, birth injury,
- child abuse and injuries,
- defective products,
- dangerous premises,
- railroad accidents,
- cruise ship and vacation accidents,
- dog bites,
- construction accidents,
- work accidents,
- oilfield accidents
Q: Who can bring a claim for wrongful death?
A: Children, spouses, parents of the deceased, and executor or administrator of the deceaseds estate.
Q: Who can be sued for a wrongful death claim?
A: Individuals, corporations, businesses, property owners, bars, restaurants, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers, employers, constructions companies, oil and gas companies, product manufacturers, trucking and transportation companies, and drivers of vehicles.