Dallas wrongful death lawyers are the first line of defense when the worst happens. Losing a loved one under any circumstances is an incredibly difficult time- but when the death happened because of someone else's negligence, it is even harder to swallow. If a deceased family member died because of a wrongful act, the family members are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. At Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, the team of warrior lawyers stops at nothing to get the justice and compensation the victim and their family members deserve. Many wrongful death cases overlap with criminal trials- depending on the circumstances of the fatal accident or incident- but the claim is entirely separate. It is essential to seek premier legal services to ensure the proceedings are handled swiftly and professionally.
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I have worked with Schuerger Shunnarah twice and they have been very helpful on my personal injury cases. They went above and beyond my expectations and did a great job both times.
- Ashley C.
Schuerger Shunnarah helped me receive a settlement on my case in just months. I was treated with respect and dignity. Thanks to their help, I have been able to get my life back to normal.
- Michael S.
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- Deshawn B.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim - and When Is It Applicable?
According to Texas law, the following relations can file a wrongful death claim.
A surviving spouse
The victim's children
Parents of the victim
One person can claim wrongful death damages on behalf of the entire family, or multiple members can file a joint claim.
A wrongful death suit is applicable in any circumstances where the deceased person would still be alive if it were not for the direct or indirect actions of another who had a duty of care and failed to provide it.
The success of a wrongful death claim hinges on identifying a duty of care and proving that the guilty party did not fulfill their duty- on purpose, by mistake, directly, or indirectly.
What Types of Incidents are Seen in Wrongful Death Cases?
A person may have a wrongful death case following many incidents. Here are some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths in Dallas, TX.
Nursing home abuse or maltreatment
Who Is the Liable Party in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The liable party- or person responsible- is whoever's actions led to the wrongful death of the victim. An at-fault party must have had a duty of care in some capacity and a proven failure to adequately fulfill it.
In a medical malpractice suit, for example, the responsible party would be the practitioner or doctor who gave the incorrect treatment. If a victim was killed in a car accident- the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash would be liable- possibly a drunk driver or someone who was speeding.
A wrongful death lawyer can help determine the liable party- and make sure they are held accountable for their part in a loved one's untimely death.
How Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Reached?
Wrongful death claims cover several types of compensation. A significant factor is the pain and suffering of the family- as well as the pain and suffering (if any) of the deceased person before their death.
It aims to put a monetary value on the mental anguish of losing a loved one in such a traumatic fashion. Pain and suffering compensation also takes into account the physical pain the victim may have been in leading up to their death.
Other damages include medical expenses, burial expenses, and lost wages that impact the financial support of the victim's dependents. If there was any property damage (in a car crash, for example), that is also taken into account.
By working with Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, the family of the victim secures themselves the fiercest, most dedicated, and most relentless legal representation. This team of warriors will stop at nothing to reach a fair settlement that helps relieve the financial burden that accompanies the emotional hardship of a loved one's death.
The process of agreeing on a settlement involves negotiations between the wrongful death attorney (on behalf of the families) and the guilty party's insurance company. If there is also a criminal case involved, any further payments or fines handed out by a judge are separate from the settlement.
They were polite and really cared throughout the entire process and made me feel like my case was important. I would highly recommend them to anyone that didn’t get a fair offer from the insurance company like me!
- Brian D.
How Can Shuerger Shunnarah Wrongful Death Lawyers Help?
A wrongful death victim can't speak for themself, but Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys in Dallas, TX, give them a voice. Filing wrongful death claims is a complex legal process, and trying to seek compensation alone can be overwhelming.
A Dallas-Based Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney can Take the Weight of a Legal Battle Off the Surviving Family Members' Shoulders
When a loved one's death occurs- especially a wrongful one- it is incredibly difficult to deal with, and the added pressure of a legal battle can be too much for a victim's family member. Shuerger Shunnarah's Dallas wrongful death lawyers carry the weight of the legal process and go to war on behalf of the family- just as they would for one of their own.
By partnering with this firm in the pursuit of justice for the victim, surviving family members can focus on grieving and healing- secure in the knowledge that a dedicated, passionate, and aggressive attorney is fighting for the compensation they deserve.
Inside Knowledge about How Insurance Companies Work Gives This Team and Its Clients an Advantage
Many of the elite wrongful death attorneys at Shuerger Shunnarah were taken from the big insurance companies and brought over to defend the underdog. Because of this, they have valuable insider knowledge of how the other side thinks and works- a major advantage going into a wrongful death claim.
They use their previous experience to navigate the tactics used by the insurance company during settlement negotiations to secure a better, faster offer for the victim's family.
Take the First Step in the Fight for Justice with Shuerger Shunnarah: We Go to War For You
If you have a wrongful death claim to file, don't waste time or give the insurance company a chance to build their defense. Act now by reaching out to Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
Our Dallas wrongful death attorneys go to war for you- with the full might of years of elite legal training and frontline experience. Your loved one's wrongful death will not go unanswered with us on your side.