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Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?

October 3, 2009

Only certain categories of people are eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In Texas, the law allows the deceased’s surviving spouse, children and parents to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. That individual can bring the Texas wrongful death lawsuit solely on their own behalf or on behalf of themselves as well as one or more of the eligible individuals outlined above.

Texas wrongful death lawsuits are governed by Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Section 71.004, “Benefitting from and bringing action,” is the specific law that outlines who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas.

Fears | Nachawati is a Texas wrongful death law firm. To receive free legal advice on Texas wrongful death claims and to learn more about your legal rights, email us at or call our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.



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