Dedicated Representation After A Wrongful Death
The sudden and tragic loss of a loved one to a wrongful death is something that no one should ever have to experience. When someone else was responsible for your loved one’s passing, they should be responsible for their actions and to compensate the family for their loss.
Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies that occur because of a reckless disregard for the safety of others or an intentional act that costs someone their life. At Rad Law Firm, we understand how difficult these situations are and that you may not know where to turn after the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one.
First Steps In A Claim
Before moving forward with a wrongful death lawsuit, negligence must be established. If the offending person or company could have taken more care to prevent the death, you may have a wrongful death case, and speaking to an attorney would be advisable.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Case In Texas?
The surviving spouse, adult children or parent to the deceased person may file a wrongful death claim in the state of Texas. Wrongful death claims can also be filed by a legally adopted child or the parent of the adopted child can file a claim with the death of their adopted child.
How To Prove Negligence
You must be able to prove negligence meaning that someone didn’t do something that they should have done or someone did something they shouldn’t have done and these actions led to death. There are five elements to a negligence case:
- Duty – requiring the defendant to act in a certain manner
- Breach of duty – defendant breaches a duty by failing to exercise reasonable care
- Cause in fact – The defendant’s actions or lack of actions were the direct result of the injury and death
- Proximate cause – The defendant is responsible for those harms that they could have foreseen
- Damages – Physical injury or property damages
Act Now To Seek Justice
There is a time limit of two years to file a wrongful death claim. We can help you seek compensation for the decedent’s lost future income, medical and burial expenses, lost contributions to the home, and emotional suffering.
If you’d like a free and confidential consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Dallas, call Rad Law Firm at 972-661-1111, or email us here. The consultation is free, and you are under no obligation.