The Decedent’s Claim that Survives to the Estate. When a person is killed as result of an on-the-job injury or a motor vehicle crash, and he or she would have had a right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party had they survived, the rights that decedent continues to exist and will belong to the deceased individual’s estate. The claims or, the right to file the suit, “survive” the passing of the loved one. There are some obvious differences between claims that the estate can make and claims that an individual who survives an incident can make (Wrongful Death). Call and put Sandoval ... Continue Reading
Texas Wrongful Death & Survival
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Wrongful death claims are common when a family member dies in an accident due to the negligence of another party. The state of Texas realizes the impact on families when a member dies and leaves behind medical bills and funeral expenses generated by the untimely event, not to mention the loss of consortium felt by spouses, parents, and dependent children. Compensation from a wrongful death action in Texas is intended as financial recovery for the damages created by the negligent party that is to go directly to the immediate family or closest survivor. However, these claims are typically ... Continue Reading
Although we call them car accidents, the truth is most fatal car accidents are no accident at all. They’re “incidents” that could have been avoided had the responsible party not acted negligently and followed the rules of the road! Houston ranks in the top 3 for fatal car accidents in the United States. There are several reasons for why Houston ranks so high on the list. Unfortunately, many of these fatalities could have been avoided if drivers made better decisions. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a Houston car accident and you need some guidance on filing a wrongful death or ... Continue Reading