What Are Some Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?

These claims are similar because they both involved injuries/damages, and both happened because of someone else’s negligence. If negligence can be proven, then both claims have an opportunity to settle. Although these cases are similar, there are also considerable differences in them.

Personal injury cases deal with the injuries/damages of a living victim. These cases look to recover damages such as medical expenses, pain, suffering, loss of income, disability, disfigurement, etc. Wrongful death cases involve a victim who has died because of the results of an accident.

In Texas, the law states that a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased can file for a wrongful death case. These cases hope to recover damages such as loss of companionship and society, which refers to the loss of love, care, affection, comfort, and protection. The value of wrongful death claims is difficult to assess because no amount of money will ever bring back your loved one.

Here at the Cobos Law Firm, we have represented individuals in wrongful death claims. We will strive to bring comfort and support to your family while also fighting for your financial compensation concerning such a tragic incident.

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