Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer
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.
We know how to fight for you, and our results show we know how to win.
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.
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:
- Birth injury
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents / 18-wheeler accidents
- Defective products
Charla Aldous discuss a wrongful case that resulted in a favorable jury verdict.
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?
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.
Why Pursue Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim?
After the loss of a loved one, with the pain you are feeling, 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 / her behalf could help you find some peace, knowing 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 money worries.
You can speak with our Dallas wrongful death lawyers today in a free case review—call (214) 307-6307.