Robert C. Slim, a wrongful death lawyer in Dallas, speaks for the victim with aggressive legal representation and compassion.
If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by another’s negligence, the issues that your family is faced with can be overwhelming. You are faced with emotional and financial matters that are further complicated by the legal matters that will soon follow.
Now you can rest assured that your wrongful death case will be given the best and most personal attention. Let me handle your legal problems while you work to get your life back on track. We will give you a voice for justice!
WRONGFUL DEATH CASES IN TEXAS
Unfortunately, people are killed in many types of accidents: Car accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents , and many more. When someone dies as a result of the carelessness and neglect of another person, you have certain rights as a surviving spouse and close family member of the deceased.
Wrongful Death cases consist of two separate components…
1. Wrongful Death
In this part of the case, damages may be recovered by the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. The surviving spouse and children of the deceased can sue for the loss of future financial support that they would have received from the deceased. For example, if a person is killed in a car accident and leaves behind a wife and two young children, then those family members would be able to sue for the wages, earnings and financial support that they would have received from the deceased. There is also recovery for “loss of consortium,” which means the loss of society and companionship of the deceased.
2. Survival Claim.
A survival claim belongs to the estate of the deceased and is brought by the personal representative of the estate. Survival claims include recovery for the actual injury suffered by the deceased. This recovery would be payable to the deceased’s estate just as if the deceased had lived. For example, if the deceased died in a car crash due to multiple physical injuries and trauma, then the estate may pursue a claim for those injuries as if the deceased had survived. The surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased’s family can bring both a wrongful death and survival claim.
Services we provide
A personal injury lawyer performs many important duties. These common functions include:
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. Our firm provides a range of essential services to help you every step of the way.
Explaining Your Rights
We understand that the aftermath of a wrongful death can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ll explain how the law applies to your situation, including the time limits for filing a lawsuit and any comparative negligence rules that could affect your case. We’ll make sure you understand your rights and can make informed decisions about your next steps.
We know that navigating the legal system can be daunting, especially when you’re dealing with the stress of a wrongful death case. That’s why we’ll walk you through the process with the finesse of a professional tour guide. We’ll help you understand complicated legal procedures, interpret medical and insurance jargon, and complete all the necessary paperwork. We’ll also provide valuable advice, such as not providing a statement to the other party’s insurance company, to protect your interests.
Representing You in Court
If your case goes to trial, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side. Our team has the expertise to represent you in court and ensure that proper procedures and rules of evidence are followed. We know that litigation can be complex and stressful, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
At our firm, we’re committed to providing compassionate and effective representation for those who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. We understand the emotions you’re going through and will provide objective opinions so that you can make the best possible decisions for your case. Choose us for comprehensive and personalized legal services that will help you get the justice and compensation your loved one deserves.
Wrongful Death FAQ
How do I file a wrongful death case?
The simple answer is: You don’t! You hire an attorney to represent you instead. A…
What can I sue for in a case involving wrongful death?
The most common types of recoverable damages in a wrongful death case can include loss…
How much can I get for a wrongful death case?
Since every case is different, it is impossible to determine how much money you will…
Who has the right to sue for wrongful death?
Under the Texas Wrongful Death Statute, the following people may sue for wrongful death: Surviving spouse…