If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, the last thing that you might be thinking about is hiring an attorney. However, this might be the right step for you to take after losing a loved one in an accident. Under Texas law, in order to be able to file a Wrongful death lawsuit in a car wreck, you must qualify by certain relationship with the individual that passed away (decedant).
Typically, a parent or child would qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent driver or company. It may be a good idea for the family to sit down with a lawyer to discuss how wrongful death lawsuits work and how the interests of the family can be best protected.