What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is any death that occurs due to the negligent actions of another person. Negligence is the legal concept that most personal injury cases in Texas rest on. It’s a term that refers to the careless or reckless actions of another person. When those actions cause a death, individuals left behind can file a civil claim to collect compensation for their losses. In Texas, however, only certain individuals can file a wrongful death claim.