The Kipness Law Firm, P.C

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 deceased’s 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:

Q: Who can bring a claim for wrongful death?

A: Children, spouses, parents of the deceased, and executor or administrator of the deceased’s 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.

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