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What must be proven to prevail on a wrongful death claim?

When a person dies due to the negligence of another individual, then the victim's death may be considered wrongful. Although a party who has passed away cannot pursue their losses, many jurisdictions recognize wrongful death claims that the survivors of the decedent may use to seek compensation for the losses they endured due to their loved one's demise. Readers are reminded, though, that they must seek their own legal advice as this post provides general information only.

You have rights after a loved one's fatal workplace accident

Texans know what it means to work hard and to do a job right. Every day many residents leave their homes to go to their places of employment so that they may perform their job responsibilities and earn the wages they need to support the people they love. Most workers are able to do what is asked of them by their employers without putting themselves in harm's way. Others are subjected to workplace dangers that can put them at risk of injuries and death.

What factors can contribute to a fatal aviation accident?

Traveling by air is an efficient way to travel great distances in a relatively short amount of time. While some Texas residents may rarely board planes for their personal and business travel, others may use aviation every week to meet the expectations of their jobs. Airplanes are also very safe, but, when accidents happen with private and commercial aircrafts, the aftermath can be devastating.

What is the purpose of a wrongful death claim?

Usually when a person dies due to the actions or inactions of another a person may immediately think that the responsible party will be charged with a crime. This is because many San Antonio residents are familiar with the criminal laws on homicide and assault that directly deal with the physical harm a victim can sustain during an attacks or altercation. However, in some cases people die during accidents or other potentially non-criminal events and their family members are left reeling with emotional and financial stresses. When a person dies at the hand of another person, regardless of the matter was criminal in nature, their surviving relatives can often pursue wrongful death litigation for the recovery of their losses.

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