There are few things as emotionally devastating as the loss of a loved
one. The situation can be even more difficult to cope with, however, when
the death was avoidable. When
negligence or intentional actions cost a person their life, the victim’s family
has the right to pursue justice in the form of a
wrongful death claim.
Since 1978, our firm has been dedicated to injury victims and their families.
Call (817) 591-4222 for the compassionate, highly experienced counsel you need.
Four Major Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
In order to successfully pursue a wrongful death case, you must be able
to prove that the case meets four basic conditions. To ensure that your
case is legally sound, it is important to retain the services of an experienced
Fort Worth wrongful death attorney.
In a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove the following:
- The death was caused wholly or partially by the defendant
- The death was a direct consequence of the defendant’s negligence
or intentional acts
- The death has affected the victim’s family
- The survivors incurred monetary damages due to the death
Why Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim?
After a loved one passes unexpectedly, legal action is the last thing on
most people’s minds. While it may seem callous to pursue financial
compensation, it is important to recover the money you need for funeral
expenses and other costs your family has incurred.
It is also critical to hold the responsible parties accountable for the
death they have caused. In many cases, negligence occurs when companies
prioritize profits over the safety of the public – such as when
trucking companies encourage their drivers to drive faster. A wrongful
death claim can not only help you punish these negligent parties, but
can also help prevent future tragedies.
We understand how difficult this time can be – let us pursue justice
while you focus on your family. Contact us for a
free initial consultation.