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Mother Files Wrongful Death Claim After Son's Death

Posted By Stephen Stewart || 19-Nov-2013

A Texas mother is seeking compensation from the two people she says are responsible for accidentally killing her teen son. According to the wrongful death claim, both the owner of the gun and the person who handled the gun were liable in the accidental shooting. The mother has asked for more than one million dollars in compensation for her son's death.

The fatal accident occurred while the alleged shooter and a friend were detailing the gun owner's truck. The claim cites the gun owner for his negligence when he left his loaded weapon unsecured inside of the truck. Although details of the incident are unclear, the shooter allegedly killed the victim after improper handling of the firearm. Statements from the court document that was filed say that the victim's death never should have happened.

The mother of the deceased teen, who would have been a high school senior, has requested a jury trial to decide her case. Among her requests in the claim, she has asked that the parties at fault compensate her for court costs, punitive damages and the pain and suffering experienced by her son when he was fatally injured.

After someone is killed, parents, spouses and children of the deceased victim may choose to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for their grief from the person or people at fault. When multiple people are guilty of negligence, a personal injury lawyer in Austin may be able to help family members seek compensation from all of the parties liable for the death.

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