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Decatur Wrongful Death LawyerThe loss of a family member can be tragic, but when that loss was caused by the negligence of another party, their death can be devastating. Families are often left to deal with not only their grief and emotional heartbreak, but the unexpected loss of their loved one can also have a significant financial impact on a family. Under Texas law, survivors of those killed can pursue damages in wrongful death actions. The following are some of the losses that can be included in a claim or lawsuit.

Medical and Funeral Expenses

The family may be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses incurred prior to their loved one’s death, including hospital bills, medication costs, and any other related healthcare expenses. Funeral and burial expenses may also be included in the damages awarded.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are intended to compensate for the financial losses suffered by the family due to the death of their loved one. This can include the loss of financial support, such as the income the deceased would have earned over their lifetime to support the family, as well as the benefits (i.e. health, retirement, etc.) the decedent would have provided.  

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages aim to compensate for the emotional and psychological suffering endured by family members due to wrongful death. This may include the loss of companionship, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and the emotional trauma experienced as a result of the death.

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