Proving Your Wrongful Death Case

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When a person becomes injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, that person might be able to file a personal injury claim. Whether harmed on another person or company’s property, in an automobile accident, or even on the job, it is only right that the responsible party be held accountable. In practice, however, there are several hurdles and factors to consider before you are awarded what you are owed. In some cases, the injuries endured might be so severe that they result in death. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys discuss what it means to pursue a wrongful death claim and what you should know if you are planning to do so.

Experiencing a Wrongful Death

It goes without saying that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person can go through. Regardless of the cause of death, coming to terms with the permanency and reality of it all can be difficult. When looking at potential causes, however, learning that the outcome could have been avoided completely had necessary steps been taken can be overwhelming and even rage-inducing for those grieving their loved one(s). This is where experienced catastrophic injury attorneys can come in and help.

A personal injury matter encompasses events in which one or more individuals are harmed or injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence, carelessness, or willful intent. In accidents of this nature, a wrongful death is a possible outcome. A  wrongful death is considered to be one that arises from an injury caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence. In other words, it is a type of personal injury claim in which a person’s loved ones who meet the necessary criteria may themselves file a claim. To learn more about this practice area and how our office can help you, give our team a call today.

Filing on Behalf of a Loved One

In the state of Texas, a person may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased if he or she is the deceased’s surviving spouse, parent, or child. Additionally, if any of the above-mentioned individuals fail to file within a specific timeframe, a lawsuit may also be brought by the executor or personal representative of the estate. For more detailed information with respect to your unique situation, please schedule a free initial consultation with our office.

Potential Damages

One major goal of filing a wrongful death lawsuit might include obtaining the damages you and your family are owed as a result of the death of a loved one. There are different types of damages that may or may not be available, depending on the facts surrounding your unique situation, and as such, your Dallas wrongful death lawyer will help you figure out how much your pain and suffering and other potential damages might be worth in your case.

Helping to Prove Your Case

Though a person should be compensated in the event of a wrongful death, filing a claim and proving your case are two separate things. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to learn how our team can help you and speak with our office today.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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