Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Texas, only close family members can file a wrongful death claim, in most cases. These family members include the parents, the children, and the spouse of the deceased. These individuals can file an individual claim or, if more than one of these individuals wants to file a claim, they can join together and file just one claim. If none of these family members wants to file a claim, the executor of the estate may file a wrongful death claim. If the family members choose, though, they may block the executor from filing a claim.