My wife was killed in a car accident. I am a surviving family member. Am I able to file a wrongful death claim?

In Texas, the law specifies the members of the family who may file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are the parent of the deceased, the spouse or a surviving child (even an adult child), an adopted child(ren) you may file a wrongful death claim either as a group or individually. You may not file a wrongful death claim for siblings.

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