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Families Are Allowed Certain Payments in a Wrongful Death Claim

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Many family members will struggle both emotionally and financially after the loss of a loved one. While no amount of money can replace the person you have lost, there are many types of losses that can be recovered through a wrongful death claim. Damages in these cases not only make up for economic losses, but can compensate the surviving family members for personal losses as well.

Here are a few losses that may be covered in a Texas wrongful death case:

  • Lost earning capacity – The amount that the deceased would have contributed to the family if he or she had worked until retirement age.
  • Lost inheritance – The amount of assets that the deceased could have amassed and left to surviving family members if he or she had not passed away.
  • Lost spousal support – This includes lost companionship, comfort, love, and society.
  • Lost physical and emotional support – The inability of the deceased to provide home maintenance, personal care, parental support, or advice and counsel to his or her surviving family members.
  • Loss of enjoyment ­– In cases where a loved one suffered a violent death or a death that caused mental and emotional suffering for family members.

We Can Help You File Your Wrongful Death Claim

Families are often too overwhelmed after a loss to collect the payments they are owed. Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve by answering all of your legal questions in a free case evaluation—and if you want us to fight for you, you will not pay us anything unless we win your case. Call us today at 800-237-3334 to tell us how we can help you.


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