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If I file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas, what compensation is available to me?

If you file a wrongful death claim in Texas, you may be able to recover what is referred to as actual and exemplary damages.

Actual damages may include:

  • Financial losses – including lost earning capacity, value of care, support, etc., the deceased would have provided
  • Mental anguish – pain and torment experienced as a result of the death of a family member
  • Loss of inheritance – what the deceased would have amassed and willed to you had they lived a normal lifetime
  • Loss of companionship and society

Exemplary damages are those recoverable when a person’s death is caused by a defendant’s willful act, omission or gross negligence. 

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