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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Is a wrongful death case the same as a murder case?
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Ronald A. Ramos answered on Feb 10, 2017

No, a wrongful death case is not the same as a murder case. A wrongful death case is a civil suit seeking damages (money) and is typically brought by a family member of the person who lost their life. A wrongful death case does not carry criminal penalties with it. On the other hand, a murder case... Read more »

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Q: My son was in an accident that has totaled out his car. The other insurance co does not want to take full responsibility

The other driver pulled out in front of him and was cited for failure to yield right of way. My insurance company says the other driver is 100% at fault but the other insurance co. says they will only take 85% responsibility. There was a witness on the scene that said they think that my son may... Read more »

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Ronald A. Ramos answered on Dec 13, 2016

I understand your situation may be worrisome, but it occurs commonly. Insurance companies will often dispute liability because it can save them money. If I were you, I would contact an attorney in your area to handle your claim. Make sure to find someone with experience, who you feel comfortable... Read more »

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Q: My dad had filed a personal injury lawsuit but then died due to the injuries he sustained from the same accident.

Can I file a wrongful death claim on his behalf or is the personal injury suit now moot?

Ronald A. Ramos
Ronald A. Ramos answered on Nov 15, 2016

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. To address your question, claims are often brought on behalf of family members who have passed on. Texas law allows an estate, legal representative, or any heirs to bring a "survival action", or a lawsuit that would have been brought had the person lived.... Read more »

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Q: Once a release of settlement is signed from an auto accident how long should i expect a check?
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Ronald A. Ramos answered on Nov 11, 2016

There is no set amount of time from the time a release is settled to the time the insurance company (or counsel working on their behalf) sends the check to you or your attorney. I have seen checks take as little as a week to come in and others can take months of pushing the insurance... Read more »

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