2019 Texas Statutes
Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Title 4 - Liability in Tort
Chapter 71 - Wrongful Death; Survival; Injuries Occurring Out of State
Subchapter A. Wrongful Death
Section 71.004. Benefitting From and Bringing Action

Sec. 71.004. BENEFITTING FROM AND BRINGING ACTION. (a) An action to recover damages as provided by this subchapter is for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased.

(b) The surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased may bring the action or one or more of those individuals may bring the action for the benefit of all.

(c) If none of the individuals entitled to bring an action have begun the action within three calendar months after the death of the injured individual, his executor or administrator shall bring and prosecute the action unless requested not to by all those individuals.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

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