If you lost a loved one because of a car accident on Texas State Highway 5, a slip and fall injury at the Village at Allen, or any other way due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for their wrongful death.
An Allen wrongful death lawyer from Underwood Law Office will pursue this compensation for you. We represent those needlessly harmed by others, and we will seek the justice that you deserve.
What Are Recoverable Losses in a Wrongful Death Case?
A loved one’s wrongful death may entitle you to compensation for:
The Decedent’s Medical Costs
If your loved one’s illness or injuries proved fatal, then you may face extensive medical costs. Emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, and medication may be recoverable expenses from a wrongful death.
Lost Financial Support
You may receive coverage for the deceased’s future wages and other forms of income. Our team will project the value of the deceased’s lifetime wages, lost bonuses, lost retirement benefits, and other streams of income.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains that funerals entail many individual costs. Those costs add up quickly, and our firm will seek full coverage of your loved one’s funeral and burial.
Intangible Losses Related to Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
Grief and losses of companionship and parental guidance are all forms of non-economic damages that may entitle you to compensation. Those liable for your loved one’s passing may pay for counseling, medication, and other treatments for your pain and suffering.
We will pursue compensation for any other losses that you have. In wrongful death cases involving motor vehicle accidents, for example, you may receive coverage for property damage.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Allen, call (972) 535-6377
Who Is Legally Responsible for Your Loved One’s Death?
We will review the circumstances of your loved one’s passing. Once we obtain all relevant facts, we will identify liable parties. Those who cause a death through their own negligence are generally liable.
We may prove the negligence of one or more parties by:
- Showing that they owed your loved one a duty of care
- Establishing that they breached their duty of care to your loved one
- Proving the liable party’s negligence as the cause of your loved one’s passing
- Showing the losses that you and the deceased suffered because of the liable party’s negligence
Parties who are not negligent can also be liable for a wrongful death. For example, let’s say that your loved one succumbed to their injuries from a truck accident. We might find that the involved trucker was drinking and driving at the time of the crash. Even though they’re at fault, their employer is liable for your damages due to vicarious liability.
Proving Liability Depends on the Type of Wrongful Death Case
There are many different kinds of cases our civil attorneys have handled for those who have lost loved ones. The process of demonstrating the liability of the at-fault party will be unique to each type of case. For example, if your loved one passed away due to a poorly-built stairwell, your attorneys will need to show that the property owner or manager owed them a duty of care.
Here are some of the most common kinds of wrongful death cases:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Drug injuries
If you don’t see the kind of case that you suspect applies to your loved one’s accident, you may still be eligible. Our team can talk with you during your free consultation about what kind of case you may be eligible to file.
How We May Determine the Value of Your Case
The value of your wrongful death case may depend upon:
- The age of the deceased, as this may determine how much longer they could have worked
- The deceased’s earning power
- The nature of medical care that the deceased received before their passing
- Other factors specific to your case
A wrongful death lawyer from Underwood Law Office will investigate each of your losses and determine a fair value for your case in Allen. We will then pursue the compensation that you deserve.
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Underwood Law Office Has the Support of Former Clients
Client reviews show how we serve victims of wrongful death and other adverse circumstances:
- “Excellent legal representation!!! Don’t waste time contacting other lawyers, if you are in need of immediate results, contact Underwood Law Office. They are complete and thorough, they keep you informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Underwood Law Office.” – Marvin H.
- “I am so glad I hired Underwood Law Office. They were so professional and friendly. I would highly recommend anyone to hire them…” – Elizabeth M.
- “Everybody at the Underwood Law Office made one of the most frightening experiences of my life much more bearable. Everyone there was always very helpful and very professional! Thanks guys/ gals for helping me through one of the darkest times of my life!” – Robert C.
Our firm fights tirelessly for every client that we represent. We will give your wrongful death case the attention that it requires.
Underwood Law Office Will Complete Your Entire Wrongful Death Case
If you have lost a loved one, then you already have pressure on your time and attention. Our team will take your legal case off of your hands by:
Identifying All Liable Parties
Whether because of negligence or other standards, we will identify those who owe you compensation.
Collecting Evidence From Your Loved One’s Passing
We will investigate the circumstances that caused your loved one’s passing. Our investigators may obtain medical assessments, police reports, video footage, witness accounts, photographs, and other relevant evidence.
Handling All Case-Related Paperwork
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 generally provides a two-year time limit to file your case. Time permitting, our team will file your wrongful death lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.
We will also handle all other case-related paperwork, which may be extensive in a wrongful death case.
Protecting You From Insurance Companies and Attorneys
You will be free to focus on your recovery and not have to deal with either insurance companies or other attorneys—we deal with them for you. If you must issue statements to or meet with these parties, we will assist you.
Every step of your case works towards settlement negotiations. Our mission is to obtain a settlement covering all of your losses. If we do not negotiate a settlement, then we may fight for awards at trial.
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A lawyer from our firm will fight for you after a loved one’s wrongful death. Underwood Law Office handles cases in Allen, and we understand the jurisdiction where your case will take place. We will lead your case at no upfront cost, and you pay us nothing unless we win.
Give Underwood Law Office a call today for your free consultation. Our team will answer any questions that you have. We may start your case following your consultation.