Our entire team extends our condolences as you navigate the loss of your loved one. Knowing that someone else was responsible for the loss of your loved one can make recovery even more challenging than it already is.
If you believe that another party caused the death of your loved one, you could be entitled for financial recovery. A wrongful death claim or lawsuit could provide financial support to you and your family. Our lawyers want you to know that you don’t have to handle the legal matters of a wrongful death case on your own. A wrongful death lawyer serving Frisco from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® could pursue a settlement on your behalf.
Financial Recoveries Available in Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death cases have several types of recoveries, called damages. These include:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the passing of your loved one
While these damages might not make up for the loss of your loved one, they can help you get your finances back on track. A wrongful death attorney can help you determine the tools you need to recover.
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Case?
According to Texas law, only certain parties can file a wrongful death claim. These parties include:
- The spouse of the person who passed
- Their parents
- Their children
If none of these parties pursue the case, an estate representative may be able to do so. Estate representatives oversee a deceased person’s finances, debts, and property.
How Much Will You Receive?
No two wrongful death cases are the same. A wrongful death lawyer can help you determine how much your case might be worth. These are some of the factors that could impact your recovery:
- Whether or not your case involves a lawsuit
- The evidence associated with your case
- The type of accident involved in your case
- Who caused your accident
Working With a Wrongful Death Lawyer
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC®, we have experience handling wrongful death cases. We understand that wrongful death cases are deeply sensitive, and we want to make sure our clients are as comfortable as they can be. Our team can:
- Manage communications with the liable party
- Answer your legal questions
- Consistently update you on the status of your case
- Evaluate your case for free
- Pursue a financial recovery on your behalf
- Help you schedule your doctor’s appointments
We pride ourselves on our accessibility. You can reach us through whichever channel is easiest for you, whether that’s a phone call or an email.
The aftermath of wrongful death is rarely easy. Our team can handle the legal aspects of your case while you and your family recover.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle in Frisco
There are a few common types of wrongful death cases we handle:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective medical device accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Who Can You Sue in a Wrongful Death Case?
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine liability if an accident caused your loved one’s wrongful death. Some liable parties in a wrongful death case can include:
- A product manufacturer
- Another driver on the roadway
- A business
- A property manager or owner
- A doctor or other medical professional
To receive a financial recovery in a wrongful death case, you must prove that another party caused the passing of your loved one. This involves demonstrating:
- They owed your loved one a duty of care.
- They failed to uphold this duty by behaving negligently.
- The liable party’s negligent behavior caused your loved one’s accident.
- You and your family suffered damages as a result.
A wrongful death lawyer serving Frisco from our firm can work to establish liability on your behalf. To do so, we’ll review the evidence associated with your case, which may include:
- Input from doctors
- Eyewitness statements
- Available images or video of the accident
- Your loved one’s medical records
- Other evidence you might have
Pursuing a Financial Recovery
There’s a wide variety of wrongful death case types. Some involve insurance negotiations, whereas others necessitate a lawsuit. Once liability is established, our legal team can help you:
- Negotiate with insurers
- File a lawsuit if needed
- Represent you in the courtroom
- Advise you on settlement offers
Remember, just because you filed a lawsuit doesn’t mean that your case will go to trial. Many lawsuits are settled outside of court through mediation or other means.
The final decision regarding the wrongful death case is yours. We won’t agree to a financial recovery without your input.
How Long do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawsuits are time-sensitive. Under Texas law, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This deadline may differ depending on the facts of your case.
You should pay attention to this deadline, regardless of whether or not you plan to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits are useful tools, and it’s best to approach your case with every option available in your legal arsenal. These are some other reasons you should consider getting a head start on your case:
- Giving you and your lawyer ample time to gather evidence
- Preventing witnesses from forgetting what they know about your case
- Ensuring that witnesses don’t move away from Texas before you can contact them
- Sending a strong message to the party that caused the passing of your loved one
Our team can assist you with filing documentation on time and keeping track of your deadlines.
Get Help from a Wrongful Death Lawyer on Our Team Today
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC ®, we believe that the residents of Frisco deserve a chance to grieve freely without thinking about bills and expenses after a wrongful death. We’re here to be your legal voice. We may be able to help you fight against insurers and large companies so that you receive a fair settlement offer.
Contact our offices for a free case evaluation today.