5 People Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

Whenever we face profound loss, handling everything associated with this significant life-changing event can be challenging. Not only is death difficult, but predated loss of life due to another person’s negligent misconduct can make close friends and family members feel as though they should have done something to prevent the circumstances. We want you to know that you are not responsible for this loss of life, and only the liable parties should be held accountable for their actions.

If you are suffering a loss of life and want to hold the at-fault individuals accountable, you can take legal action. The wrongful death lawyers from Mott & Moffett have extensive experience with legal matters, including cases that go to trial. Our team is dedicated to bringing valuable and outstanding results to victims in Texas, allowing them to prioritize their needs and healing. If you want help determining whether you can file a wrongful death claim, please contact us with any questions.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

While many people, including close friends and family members, can face adverse effects from a loss of life, not everyone is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Texas. For help determining whether you are likely eligible, please let us break down who can file this kind of suit.

Immediate Family Members

Depending on the circumstances, certain immediate family members might be able to file a wrongful death claim after someone’s loss of life. While this is not a guarantee for every case, most often, an immediate family member can file a claim, such as a spouse, parents, or children. Other family members may also be eligible to file a claim in certain situations, such as if no immediate family is alive or available.

Will or Trust Executors

In most cases where someone has established a will or trust, the executor they have named can file a wrongful death claim. However, immediate family members are more likely to file these claims because most victims have not yet created a will or trust. Predation of life can occur regardless of age, and most individuals have not established a trust or will without significant life-changing events.

How Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

If you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, you will need to file through the correct avenues to receive any compensation. Filing a claim will require that you identify who is responsible for your loved one’s loss of life and determine which of their insurance policies apply. For example, if your loved one dies in a car accident, you might file a claim with the responsible party’s car insurance policy. Other insurance policies may apply, depending on the circumstances.

The insurance claims may also require that you submit relevant information, including evidence in favor of your version of events. Before you accept a settlement from the insurance companies handling the claims, we recommend you work with a lawyer. A wrongful death attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your losses, file paperwork with the appropriate policies, and decrease the stress you might experience during the legal process. We also recommend you bring any evidence or information to legal consultation.

Get Support and Help From a Wrongful Death Lawyer at Mott & Moffett in Texas

If you want support during this challenging time, the wrongful death lawyers from Mott & Moffett can help you through every step of the legal process. We can give you access to helpful resources, proven strategies, and other valuable tools that will benefit your claims and needs. We offer free legal consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay our legal fees unless you win your case. 

You can get in touch with our team by calling (888) 596-6582 or completing the contact form on our website. When you retain our services, we will be happy to answer your questions, understand your case and circumstances, and reduce stress related to your legal matters. We would be proud to support you through this challenging time, and we look forward to holding the responsible parties accountable for your losses to bring you a sense of justice.


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