When you unexpectedly lose a close family member like a spouse, child, parent, or sibling prematurely, the grief, heartbreak, and even anger can be devastating. This myriad of emotions becomes even more intense when the careless or intentional acts of others are responsible for the death of a loved one. If you are coping with the pain of such a loss, navigating insurance company traps and legal hurdles might not feel like a priority. The financial consequences of losing a close family member can leave surviving loved ones struggling to pay important expenses like the mortgage, monthly bills, or college tuition. We know we cannot give you back the love of a spouse or the guidance of a parent.
FH Law Group is committed to taking care of the insurance hassles and legal complexities, so our clients can focus on the grieving process and caring for their families. Dealing with legal procedures and insurance hurdles can be overwhelming when faced with the grief and the financial challenges that accompany the loss of a family breadwinner. Our dedicated and compassionate Tarrant County wrongful death attorneys are committed to discouraging future unsafe conduct, punishing wrongdoers, and compensating victims.
Wrongful Death Claims and Survival Actions
A Texas wrongful death legal claim involves two separate and distinct claims: (1) a wrongful death action and (2) a survival action.
The wrongful death claim is intended to provide compensation to loved ones for their own losses and harm suffered from the death of a close family member. Under Texas law, the spouses, parents, and children of a decedent can seek damages for a wrongful death claim. The damages are not part of the decedent’s personal estate. Rather, the damages are paid to compensate family members for the loss of a loved one. Damages that may be sought through a wrongful death claim include (1) the decedent’s lost income; (2) loss of decedent’s potential earnings and benefits; and (3) compensation for not having the decedent in their lives.
The other legal claim that is typically brought in conjunction with a wrongful death claim is a survival action. The action is called a survival claim because its purpose is to have someone step into the shoes of the decedent. Survival actions belong to the estate of the deceased, so the claim is asserted by the estate representative or the decedent’s legal heir. Surviving loved ones can jointly bring the claim in the absence of a legal beneficiary. Damages available through a wrongful death claim in Texas include: (1) the decedent’s medical bills, (2) compensation for pain and suffering by the decedent (cases where death is not instantaneous), (3) unnecessary pain and suffering of family members from the accident until the passing of the decedent; and (4) burial expenses.
Because Fort Worth wrongful death lawyers at FH Law Group have collectively handled over a hundred trials, insurance companies recognize that they are prepared to take a case to trial if their clients do not receive an appropriate settlement offer. Some of the wrongful death cases we handle include the following:
- Auto accident cases
- Trucking accidents
- Falls from elevations
- Rollover accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Violent crimes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Occupational illnesses (Mesothelioma)
- Defective product fatalities
Speak with a Fort Worth Wrongful Death Attorney
Our wrongful death lawyers in Tarrant County understand the grief and financial hardship faced by family members who lose a loved one because of the intentional criminal or negligent conduct of a third party. Our law firm provides legal services based on compassion, commitment, and personalized attention. Call us today at (817) 697-4400 for a free consultation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The Fulgham Hampton Law Group legal team of injury lawyers provides you with skilled litigators that have tried over 100 jury trials in Texas with expertise in matters ranging from car accident cases, complex cases with insurance companies and skilled settlement negotiations. Our injury lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex legal system and make important decisions to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Our legal team of personal injury lawyers has over 45+ years of experience and over 100 jury trials in Texas. Our personal injury attorneys have a stellar reputation for dealing with insurance companies, negotiating favorable settlements with insurance companies, providing a thorough and prompt investigation and fighting to make sure you receive all the compensation your entitled to under the law.
We Get Results
Once you entrust us with your case, we commit to you and your cause and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Because we limit the number of cases we accept, our injury attorneys and staff are able to focus on your case and commit the time and resources necessary to achieve the best possible result. We promise you that your case will be handled with compassion and the personal attention and detail you deserve!
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