Wrongful Death Attorney
wrongful death attorney
Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas
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.
Get a Free Wrongful Death Case Consultation
It is very important to get proper legal representation from an experienced Dallas wrongful death attorney. Call (214) 321-8225 or submit your case for a free consultation and personal case review.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
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
- Children of the Deceased
- Parents of the Deceased
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 of financial support, as well as loss of consortium. “Consortium” includes the love, society and companionship of the deceased.
You can also sue for the actual injuries sustained by the deceased in the accident including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental aguish. This is called a “survival claim.”
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 get. Of course, the recovery can be quite substantial especially because of the devastating effects a wrongful death can have on the lives and futures of the surviving family members.
But much also depends on how much money is actually available from the liable party. If the negligent party has no assets other than an insurance policy, then you might be limited to the available policy proceeds.
How do I file a wrongful death case?
The simple answer is: You don’t! You hire an attorney to represent you instead. A wrongful death case is quite complicated and requires the help of an experienced attorney.