In any case where a person is killed because of someone else’s negligence, a defective product, or a careless, negligent driver, the law provides recovery for the person for the time that he or she was alive. The law also provides recovery for the surviving spouse, and potentially, other family members. At the Law Offices of Christopher Kalis, we pursue every theory of recovery for the estate of the deceased and the surviving beneficiaries. If you and your family are grieving a loss caused by negligence or a defective product, contact a wrongful death attorney in Dallas to help you as soon as possible.
Understanding Wrongful Death in Texas
A wrongful death occurs any time someone is killed due to the negligence of a person or company. At the Law Offices of Christopher Kalis, we understand that when this happens, your life is devastated and changed forever. We also understand that no amount of money could ever replace your loved one. However, we know that the sooner you contact a Dallas wrongful death lawyer, the better, as it gives us the proper time to investigate why your loved one was killed and who is responsible. With our legal team by your side, you can rest assured that your rights are protected every step of the legal process, as we work diligently to recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
In Texas, parents, children or surviving spouses have the right to bring forth a claim for wrongful death. A three-month window exists within the Texas Wrongful Death Statute where they can file this lawsuit. If none of the above filed a lawsuit during this time frame, the executor of the estate can then file a suit on behalf of the beneficiaries of the estate. A two-year statute of limitations exists here.
Damages That Can Be Pursued in Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A wrongful death attorney from our Dallas, Texas law firm can pursue a variety of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
Loss of earning capacity
Loss of inheritance
Loss of companionship
Punitive damages can also be pursued if the wrongful death was caused by the willful act of the defendant. The estate has a right in Texas to bring a survival action forward.
Schedule a Consultation with a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Christopher Kalis can represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit. We have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for grieving families in and around Dallas.
To schedule a professional legal consultation and to learn more about our services, call our Texas law office today.