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Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions

Expert Answers to your Wrongful Death Questions

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is the loss of an individual’s life due to the negligence, inaction or misconduct of another. Wrongful death lawsuits are often the result of fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, but they may also relate to defective products or medical malpractice. If you believe your family member died because of another person’s negligence, the Dallas wrongful death attorneys at Guajardo & Marks can review the circumstances of your case and advise you on your legal options.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?

Texas wrongful death law allows surviving spouses, children and parents of the deceased to file wrongful death claims seeking damages; common-law spouses and adopted children may also file a wrongful death lawsuit and pursue compensation. There are exceptions, including for situations in which the decedent has no surviving statutory beneficiaries; the Dallas wrongful death attorneys at Guajardo & Marks can help you determine if you are eligible for a wrongful death claim.

What types of compensation can I seek in a wrongful death case?

The damages a successful wrongful death lawsuit may recover vary depending on a number of individual factors. In general, wrongful death compensation may include money for:

  • Medical costs
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of benefits and inheritance
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium

What factors are considered when determining wrongful death compensation?

The court considers several factors when assessing wrongful death damages, including but not limited to:

  • Projected economic losses, such as income and benefits
  • Extent of non economic losses, such as mental anguish
  • Actual costs of medical, funeral and burial expenses

If you lost a family member due to the negligence of another, please contact our wrongful death lawyers in Dallas online or call (972) 774-9800 for your free consultation. We welcome clients from the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and nationwide.

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Example Client Results

Fatal Truck Accident – An elderly man and his grandson were traveling down the road when an 18 wheeler suddenly pulled out from a private driveway in front of them and caused a severe collision. As a result of the accident, the elderly man was killed and the grandson suffered significant injuries, including two broken legs. Case Results: Significant Confidential Settlement

Boating Accident – Our firm represented the family of two children who were tragically killed when a safety gate broke off of a pontoon boat, causing the two children to fall overboard. This was a product liability case, involving a defective latch on the safety gate. The case ultimately settled for a sizable confidential amount. Case Results: Significant Confidential Settlement