El Paso, TX asked in Wrongful Death for Texas

Q: If my dad was killed while on work release duty from prison, can I file a wrongful death claim or will the fact that he

is incarcerated preclude a lawsuit?

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Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton
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A: First, sorry for your loss. The answer depends on a lot. It depends on the facts of the incident. How did this occur? What happened? When did it occur? We would be available to speak to you concerning the answers to these questions.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: It wouldn't preclude a lawsuit but a lot would depend on how things happened. For starters, if he died on the job there would be a likely a death benefit. If he was working before being inside there would be a social security death benefit. Suggest you contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened. They give free consults.

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