When someone negligently or intentionally causes the death of another person, specific close family members may make a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is intended to compensate close family members for the harms they have suffered as a result of losing the deceased. Losing a loved one can be emotionally and financially devastating and survivors can be left feeling alone and helpless. If you have lost a close family member due to someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, contact Fort Worth wrongful death attorney, Dorothy Hyde, to schedule a consultation. We know you are going through a difficult time and we want to do what we can to make things easier for you.
Texas law generally allows the deceased’s parents, children, and spouses to make a wrongful death claim, however, there are some exceptions and restrictions that may affect who may recover in these cases. As mentioned above, wrongful death claims are intended to compensate the family, rather than the deceased. Recovery for damages sustained as a result of the wrongful death may include:
In some circumstances when a person’s death is caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional acts, a survival claim may be made. Unlike a wrongful death case where close family members are compensated for their losses, a survival claim is meant to compensate for injuries and damages the decedent may have recovered in a personal injury case had he or she survived. Compensation may include:
Additionally, exemplary damages, also known as punitive damages, are sometimes awarded in cases when you have lost a loved one. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate claimants, but are meant to punish the defendant for causing the deceased’s death. We have in the past and continue to seek exemplary damages in appropriate cases on behalf of our clients.
We cannot replace what you have lost and neither can a jury award or settlement, but we are committed to seeing that you receive maximum compensation to help you cope during this difficult time and to see that you are financially protected. Our wrongful death experts at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde know that you have sustained a great loss and we will be your strongest advocates during a time when you need it most.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
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After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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