What Rights does a Sibling Have in a Wrongful Death Case?
If you've lost a sibling though an act of negligence resulting in a wrongful death claim, we're sorry for your loss. You may be confused, angry, and eager to know what you can do to obtain justice. The state of Texas created a statute called the Wrongful Death Act. Within this act they name several statutory beneficiaries who are able to file a wrongful death claim.
Statutory beneficiaries include:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
You can click here to read all about who can file a wrongful death claim.
What Does that Mean for Me?
In some states, like Arkansas, siblings can file wrongful death claims. However, the state of Texas does not provide this legal standing. But that doesn't mean you are out of option just because you cannot file a suit.
What Can I do Now?
One of the best things you can do is call an experienced Texas attorney. Michael Grossman has over 25 years of experience handling wrongful death claims. We're available by phone any hour of the day. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you have, and we'll be happy to answer them. You can reach us by calling (855) 326-0000.