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-- Clarence Darrow

Ft. Worth & Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer
Helping Families in a Time of Loss

Fort Worth and Dallas wrongful death lawyers at Armstrong the Law Firm can help you hold people accountable for the needless and preventable death of your loved one.

The death of a loved one is devastating to families, especially when it’s untimely and could have been prevented. If your loved one’s death was the result of someone acting irresponsibly or negligently, Texas’ personal injury law permits spouses, children, parents and sometimes other relatives to sue the responsible person for wrongful death. As attorneys, we know that money can never replace the loss of a family member or spouse, but it can ease the financial burdens associated with that loss. Wrongful death lawsuits are also the only legal way to hold the responsible people accountable for their actions when they can’t be charged criminally.

What Damages are Awarded in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Dallas wrongful death lawyer Richard L. Armstrong says that if your loved one died in an accident, a medical facility, nursing home, or other situation involving other people, including robberies or other criminal activity, you should get a wrongful death attorney’s opinion about the circumstances. Damages awarded in a wrongful death suit can be significant and can help your family cope with the long-term impact of your loved one’s absence.

Under Texas personal injury law, damages that can be awarded in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Expenses for medical care prior to the death (special circumstances may apply)
  • Expenses for your loved one’s funeral and burial
  • Immediate and long-term income lost to your family
  • Loss of spousal companionship
  • Loss of parental guidance for children
  • Suffering and grief experienced by spouse, children or parents

Other damages may also be awarded under special circumstances. Fort Worth and Dallas wrongful death lawyers at Armstrong the Law Firm can help you identify any other damages that could also be sought in a lawsuit.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Not everyone related to a victim of wrongful death can file a lawsuit. Generally, Texas personal injury law allows for only one family member to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages suffered by other family members are included in that suit, if appropriate.

State law also dictates which family members should file the lawsuit. If the deceased is an adult, the law prefers that the lawsuit be brought by the surviving spouse. If there is no surviving spouse, the lawsuit can be brought by the deceased’s children or other dependants, with preference going to the immediate children. If the deceased is a child, the lawsuit can be brought by his or her parents or, if the parents did not survive the child, grandparents. Special circumstances may allow for other relatives or beneficiaries to file the lawsuit. In Fort Worth or Dallas, a wrongful death lawyer from Armstrong the Law Firm can help you determine who should file the lawsuit.

Free Consultation Available from a Fort Worth and Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence and want to sue for wrongful death, attorneys at Armstrong the Law Firm are available to meet with you and discuss your case. This initial consultation is absolutely free. You’ll get a reliable assessment of your case and find out whether you have a wrongful death case under Texas personal injury law.

Call Dallas wrongful death lawyer Richard L. Armstrong today at 972-424-L-A-W-S (5297) and schedule a Free Consultation.

Armstrong the Law Firm wants you to have the information you need to make good decisions regarding your possible lawsuit for wrongful death. Our attorneys have provided several resources for you on this page of our web site: Free Resources from Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Read about additional injury, liability and death cases handled by Armstrong the Law Firm in our Practice Areas section.