What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially if it was due to the negligence of another. If you would like to learn more about wrongful death claims in Texas, reach out to our dedicated Texas personal injury attorneys today to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

What are the causes of wrongful death in Texas?

Wrongful death can occur in a number of different ways, but all resort back to the negligence of an individual or entity. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Ride-share Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Multiple-Vehicle Accidents
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Homicide

To learn more about wrongful death in Texas, reach out to our skilled legal team. Our firm has years of experience in this field and we are prepared to fight on behalf of you and your loved ones.

Who is entitled to recover from a wrongful death claim in Texas?

According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004(a), a wrongful death suit is only for the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased. Furthermore, in the event that none of the individuals entitled to bring an action have begun the action within three calendar months of the death of the injured individual, his or her executor or administrator can bring and prosecute the action unless asked not to by each of those relatives.

If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, our firm can help you. Do not wait to reach out to us today to get started.

What type of compensation can be recovered for a wrongful death suit in Texas?

If you successfully file a wrongful death suit, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The damages that can be awarded to victims in these situations can include economic damages for calculable losses such as loss of income, medical expenses, or funeral costs. In some cases, noneconomic damages can be awarded for more subjective kinds of harm such as loss of consortium or emotional distress.

Our firm recognizes that monetary rewards cannot bring back a loved one, however, they may alleviate some of the financial burdens that have resulted from your loved one’s passing. Reach out to our firm today.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.