Wrongful Death Lawyers Servicing Fort Worth And The State Of Texas
There is no greater pain in life than losing a loved one. A death caused by the negligence or intentional act of another leaves the family of the deceased with an extreme emotional void. The grief is worsened by the financial issues caused by such tragedies. Survivors are often left to deal with insurance companies and large corporations at a very overwhelming time in their lives. Insurance companies understand that it can be a vulnerable time for the family of the deceased and will often attempt to settle a claim quickly before the family hires legal representation. Financial compensation cannot bring back a loved one, but it can alleviate the burdens imposed by losing someone that others were dependent upon. It is important to speak to an attorney quickly to defend against the insurance companies’ tactics and fully measure the financial loss involved. Our wrongful death attorneys handle cases in Fort Worth and throughout Texas. Contact our office today.
Attorneys Aggressively Handling Wrongful Death Cases Involving Negligence In Fort Worth And Throughout The State
Wrongful death cases often involve negligence or intentional misconduct of another. These matters are pursued under the Texas Wrongful Death Act in Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Under Texas Law, there are primarily two things to show in a wrongful death case. First, it must be established that the defendant failed to live up to a responsibility that they owed to the deceased or to society at-large. In other words, they owed the deceased a duty and breached that duty. In many cases, the duty owed is a simple social norm such as not texting while driving, maintaining the proper lane of travel, paying attention at intersections, or avoiding placing others in dangerous situations by acting recklessly. Our society functions as it does because people observe and respect the duties they owe to others. Next, it must be established that the defendant breaching the duty owed to the deceased was the cause of the death. Once these facts are shown, it becomes necessary to prove the amount of compensation that should be awarded. Compensation is calculated by evaluating many factors including the amount of support the deceased provided to his or her family, loss of future income, loss of companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses, and in some cases, punitive damages. A wrongful death case typically must be filed within two years of the death. Thus, it is important that loved ones contact an attorney immediately.
Many types of cases can lead to the wrongful death of a victim. These include trucking accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, auto-pedestrian accidents, and accidents caused by drunk driving. Matters involving a death can often become complex and lead to litigation. It is important for the loved ones of the deceased to have an attorney who is familiar with the process.
Noteboom – The Law Firm handles wrongful death cases in the Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. When we are retained, we will quickly gather all of the necessary information and begin a thorough evaluation of the case from both a liability perspective and also by measuring the financial impact of the loss. We will notify all insurance companies that we represent the family members of the deceased and ensure that they do not contact them during a time of such overwhelming grief. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit to commence litigation and use the discovery process to accumulate proof of the defendant’s negligence. Our team of attorneys and in-house private investigator will turn over every stone including such things as the defendant’s employment records, driving record, work history, activities on the day or night in question, medical information, and testimony from witnesses to the incident. If the case proceeds to trial, we will use our mock courtroom and trial preparation processes to make sure that you know what to expect. We are very proud of our track record in these types of cases. This is why we tell potential clients that if they can find a better law firm, they should hire them.
Contact us online or by telephone today. We handle matters in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise, as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Texas Attorneys with Extensive Experience in Wrongful Death Cases
Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been handling wrongful death cases in Texas for many years. Noteboom – The Law Firm has gained a notable reputation throughout the state for handling large-scale wrongful death cases. We recognize the complexity and resources needed to aggressively handle a wrongful death case. Our firm has the financial resources and tools to take these types of cases to trial. If your family has been through a horrible wrong and lost a loved one, contact our office today.