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Wrongful Death You Deserve a Voice in the Courtroom

Dallas Wrongful Death Attorneys

Passionate & Kind Representation for Texas Families

Losing a loved one in an accident is tragic and painful—something we don’t need to tell you. If you are reading this page, you probably have already experienced the pain of loss. No one can describe or measure your pain: it is yours alone.

At Aldous \ Walker, our hearts go out to you during this time. We want to stand with you and to help protect your rights. We have years of experience—Attorney Charla Aldous alone has tried over 200 cases.

The factors that set our firm apart, however, go above and beyond our experience levels. We are knowledgeable, yes, and experienced. But most importantly, we are passionate. We believe in our work, and we believe in our clients.

We treat our clients like family and we fight for the results they deserve because we care.

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"The care and concern from the Aldous/Walker Team comforted us in our loss. They doggedly researched our case and answered questions that gave us closure." - H.S. & D.S.

What is Wrongful Death?

Texas law defines wrongful death as the "wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default" of one person that results in the death of another.

This can refer to any number of circumstances, including those involving:

If your loved one was killed in an accident, speak with a Dallas wrongful death attorney about the legal ramifications of your case. You could be entitled to compensation.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Texas?

The surviving family members who can file a wrongful death lawsuit are the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. This also includes adopted children and the parents of adopted children, if they are legally adopted. Unfortunately, siblings are not eligible to file a wrongful death claim under Texas law.

If, after three months, the surviving family members have not filed a wrongful death claim, then the representative or executor of the deceased's estate can file a claim on the deceased's behalf.

Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

The damages you may receive fall under three different categories. This includes from the time of the accident to the time of the death, the expenses to be incurred after the death, and potential loss of consortium.

  • From the Accident to the Time of Death: The expenses that add up after the accident until the time of death may be covered in a wrongful death lawsuit. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, and expenses related to the funeral and burial. It can also cover mental and physical pain and suffering.
  • After the Death: This awards surviving spouses and children with damages that the decedent may have generated had he or she been alive. This includes lost wages that the individual would have earned.
  • Loss of Consortium: This may not always apply to a case, but if a spouse or immediate family member is deprived of love, support, and companionship, the court may approve loss of consortium damages.

If the person responsible for the death acted in a reckless or intentional manner, punitive damages may also be awarded. If you lost someone due to the negligence of another person or entity, call our firm. Our wrongful death attorneys at Aldous \ Walker are ready to help you move forward with your claim and help you seek justice.

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Why Pursue Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim?

After the loss of a loved one, it may seem like an insult to your loved one's memory to seek financial compensation. We at Aldous \ Walker would never suggest that any amount of compensation could replace the family member you lost. We know the pain you are experiencing cannot be eased with money. Our only goal is to ensure you are not overwhelmed with medical bills, funeral bills, or other expenses that resulted from your loved one's death.

Losing a loved one is brutal: achieving justice on his or her behalf could help you find some peace, knowing that what happened to your loved one won’t happen to anyone else. Addressing the financial aspect of your loss means you can focus on being with your family and on healing—not on the financial hardship it has caused.

Call our Dallas wrongful death lawyers today at (214) 307-6307 for a free case review.

THE ALDOUS \ WALKER DIFFERENCE

  • Our entire team works on each case we handle.
  • We enjoy trying cases – it’s what we do best.
  • We are passionate about fighting for what is right.
  • We truly believe in our clients and treat them like family.
  • 2020 Best Law Firms
    2020 Best Law Firms

    Aldous \ Walker LLP has been consistently selected to the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 law firm, the highest possible ranking that recognizes the firm's years of groundbreaking success.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2021

    Attorney Charla Aldous has been named the "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers in America eight times, in 2009, twice in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

  • Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America

    Attorney Charla Aldous has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, attorney Brent Walker has been selected to the list every year since 2018 and attorney Caleb Miller has been selected since 2020.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Charla Aldous is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, membership in this organization is invitation-only, and is extended to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization committed to empowering and supporting trial lawyers in the city.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Attorney Charla Aldous has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2003 and attorney Brent Walker has been selected to the list every year since 2013.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker have been included in this invitation-only group of premier trial lawyers in each state.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious organization whose members consist of the 100 best plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization compromised of the most accomplished trial lawyers from across the globe.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Attorney Charla Aldous is a member of International Society of Barristers, an organization committed to bringing together the best members of the legal community from across the globe.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that works to give trial lawyers the tools they need to best represent their clients.

  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice

    Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are members of the American Association of Justice, a nonprofit advocacy organization with the stated mission to "promote a fair and effective justice system."

  • National Top 100 40 Under 40
    National Top 100 40 Under 40

    Attorney Brent Walker is a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation-only organization comprised of the top young trial lawyers in every state.

  • Public Citizen
    Public Citizen

    Aldous \ Walker LLP is a benefactor of Public Justice, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization committed to defending democracy, resisting corporate power, and working to make sure that the governments works for the people, not corporations.

  • D Best 2019
    D Best 2019

    Attorneys Charla Aldous & Brent Walker are selected to the list of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.

  • D Best Lawyers under 40
    D Best Lawyers under 40

    Attorney Brent Walker was selected to the list of the best lawyers under 40 years old in Dallas by D magazine.

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