Unfortunately, many accidents can result in the wrongful death of a loved one. Texas law allows for the recovery of damages by the representative of the estate of the deceased as well as members of the immediate family under Texas Wrongful Death Statutes. These wrongful death statutes allow recovery by the surviving children, spouse, and parents. The statutes are also limited to two years from the date of the accident that produced the death.
These types of cases can involve not only a wrongful death cause of action but probate court participation as well. The types of damages recoverable are different in nature than other types of personal injury litigation.