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Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim If I Am Under 18?

Can I file a wrongful death claim if I am under 18?

Someone under the age of 18 can bring a wrongful death claim. It's actually fairly common. The people in Texas that most often bring a wrongful death claims are the spouse and children of the deceased and often those children are minors. However in Texas, if you're going to bring your claim as a minor someone actually has to do that for you. So, yes you can bring a claim, with the assistance of another adult. A lot of times what happens is the parent of the minor, the surviving parent, represent the minor as next friend. Next friend means that they're acting on behalf of the child. They'll be the one who signs the contract with the wrongful death attorney, acts on their behalf in making decisions. But yes, a minor can bring a claim.