When you’ve lost a loved one to another party’s negligent or careless actions, you have the right to pursue legal action for wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are complex – there are strict laws governing the time in which you can file a claim and submit evidence that will effectively substantiate said claim. It’s in your best interest to work with an experienced Dallas wrongful death lawyer like Julie Johnson.
Seek justice for your loved one today. Call us now to schedule a no-cost case evaluation – 214-290-8001.
Your Loved One’s Accident Could Have Likely Been Prevented
In 2010, more than 120,000 wrongful deaths were reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chances are your loved one’s accident could have been prevented had someone been more careful.
Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of:
- drunk or distracted driver accidents;
- auto accidents because of negligent or reckless behavior;
- slip and fall accidents on unsafe premises; or
- a unsafe workplace.
Speak with a Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer to File Your Claim Today
As the spouse, child, or parent of a deceased accident victim, you can take legal action through a wrongful death claim. When filing a wrongful death claim for compensation, you bring a lawsuit against the person or company whose actions contributed to your loved one’s death.
To have a successful claim, you and your lawyer have to prove to the insurance company and/or courts that the other party:
- had a duty of care to your loved one;
- failed to uphold this duty; and
- the party’s actions (or inaction) contributed to your loved one’s death.
Secure Your Family’s Future Before It’s Too Late
There are several types of damages you can recover through a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
- lost income your loved one could have provided;
- emotional pain and suffering;
- loss of companionship, comfort, and care;
- loss of inheritance; and
- mental anguish.
The above damages are known as “actual damages,” and are among the most common types of expenses and losses for which you can pursue compensation. If the accident was the result of another party’s willful act or gross negligence, you can also pursue exemplary damages.
To learn more about the types of compensation you may be eligible for, contact our office at 214-290-8001.
We’re Ready for the Challenges of the Claims Process
Wrongful death claims can be complicated.
Some of the potential challenging aspects of the claims process can include:
- determining liability;
- proving the other party was actually responsible for the fatal injury;
- demonstrating the loved one’s suffering prior to death;
- accurately and effectively proving loss;
- insurance disputes; and
- family disputes regarding who has a legal right to file a claim for compensation.
For these reasons it’s crucial to hire an experienced attorney who can foresee and mitigate issues as they arise. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, we have handled numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We are big enough to fight effectively, yet small enough to ensure that you receive personal service at this difficult time.
Get Legal Help Today – Call 214-290-8001
Contact us to set up an appointment for a free initial consultation, even in the evenings and weekends. We employ Spanish-speakers and are conveniently located off of Highway 75. We work on a contingency-fee basis, ensuring that your costs are minimal if we do not win your case.