Dallas wrongful death lawyer
We can help you seek justice for your loved one
There is nothing more painful than the death of a loved one. It is even harder to accept when that death was caused by the negligent actions of another person. The attorneys at Tracey & Fox can help family members file a wrongful death claim to hold that person responsible.
Wrongful death is when a person is killed as a result of someone's negligent or reckless behavior. It can be the result of:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Recreational accidents
- Product liability
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Criminal acts
The loss of a loved one always has a big emotional impact. But it can have a financial impact as well. Your loved one may have had medical expenses. There are funeral expenses and other losses. If someone else's carelessness caused your loved one's death, your family should not have to pay any of those costs.
As part of a wrongful death lawsuit, you can seek compensation for lost future earnings, medical care and funeral arrangements of your loved one. You can also seek damages for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of care, advice, or support and loss of inheritance. If your loved one's death was caused by the gross negligence or willful act of omission, you can also seek punitive damages.
We're focused on getting the right results
Putting a value on a wrongful death claim is never easy. We'll take several factors into account when determining the amount. Our main goal is to get the results that are right for you.
A successful wrongful death suit must prove that a person's death could have been prevented if the defendant had exercised proper care. The legal team at Tracey & Fox in Dallas will conduct a thorough investigation of your loved one's accident. We will gather evidence, review documents and talk to witnesses. We take the time to build a strong case that will stand up in court and help you get justice for your loved one. Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement.
A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years after a person's death. During the first three months following the death, only the surviving spouse, children and/or parents may file the claim, either singly or jointly. In Texas, this includes adult biological and adopted children. After those three months, a personal representative or executor of the estate may file the claim.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following your loved one's loss. It may become more difficult to build a strong case for wrongful death as time goes by.
Money can't bring your loved one back. But it can help you hold the negligent person responsible. It can help you pay the expenses associated with the loss. And it can give you some financial stability as you move forward.
We know what a difficult time this is for you, and we want to help. It costs you nothing to talk to us and learn about your legal options. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.