In Texas, there are only a few individuals who are authorized to seek compensation in wrongful death lawsuits. Generally, a wrongful death occurs whenever an individual is killed by the negligent or wrongful actions of another. In most cases involving a wrongful death lawsuit, the ability to file a claim or cause of action is limited to the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased.
A Texas man was taken into custody on multiple felony drunk driving charges on Dec. 27 following a three-vehicle crash in which two people died. Four other people in both of the cars struck by the man's vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.