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How Long Does It Usually Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Suit?

Losing a loved one is never easy. Depending on the circumstances surrounding their passing, you may be wondering, how long does it usually take to settle a wrongful death suit? While there is no simple, definitive answer to that question, the more you know about your rights going forward and the potential results of your wrongful dea[...]

Date: April 6, 2022 / Wrongful Death
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What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

What Is the Action That Leads to a Wrongful Death? While the answer to the question “What is a wrongful death” is simply stated, wrongful death lawsuits and claims can take many forms. A wrongful death is when someone dies because of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. Many things may indicate that a wr[...]

Date: August 31, 2021 / Wrongful Death
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How Does a Wrongful Death Case Against the Police Succeed?

The recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and several other people around the country have shined a bright spotlight on civil rights violations and negligent acts by police. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, officers involved aren’t being held criminally responsible for their actions. But even if [...]

Date: March 3, 2021 / Wrongful Death
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Can a Fatal Car Accident Also be a Wrongful Death Case?

If someone dies in a crash, that fatal car accident may also be a wrongful death case. Wrongful death is when someone dies due to the negligent or intentional actions of another party. When a distracted, aggressive, or drunk driver causes a negligent accident that kills someone, a legal claim can be made against them for wrongful de[...]

Date: December 18, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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What Does “Wrongful Death” Mean?

In the personal injury context, wrongful death refers to a victim’s death caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless act or behavior. Although the deceased victim can no longer pursue a personal injury claim and seek compensation for his or her injuries in a manner the victim would have been able to had he or she lived, the v[...]

Date: October 19, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Does Insurance Cover Wrongful Death?

Does insurance cover wrongful death? The general answer to that question is yes. However, wrongful death cases often involve large damage awards. Insurance companies are interested in protecting their own bottom line. They make more money when they don’t have to pay large awards to family members of people who are negligently kille[...]

Date: June 16, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

How do you prove wrongful death? In Texas, to prove wrongful death in a lawsuit, you and your attorney must show that another party was negligent, liable, and at fault for causing the death of a close family member. According to Texas statutes, liability for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death exists [...]

Date: May 14, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits?

When your loved one has died because of a negligent accident or wrongful act, you may wonder who is entitled to wrongful death benefits. The question of who gets wrongful death benefits can be especially important if the person was also a breadwinner. In Texas, spouses, children, and parents can file claims to receive wrongful death [...]

Date: May 7, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Settlement

After the death of a loved one due to the negligent actions of others, the surviving relatives may wonder who gets the money in a wrongful death settlement. Here in Texas, your Last Will & Testament (or the Estates Code, if you have no will) determines how your assets are distributed when you die. But what if your death was caused by[...]

Date: April 23, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Can You Sue A Hospital for Wrongful Death?

Can you sue a hospital for wrongful death? The answer to that question is “yes.” If your family member died as a result of medical negligence in a hospital and depending on the specific circumstances, the hospital may be held liable. In addition to the hospital itself, if your loved one’s careless injury was caused by a doctor,[...]

Date: March 9, 2020 / Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death