If you are the parent of a child who has been killed in Dallas because of the wrongful actions of another party, first, please accept our condolences. Losing a child can create unbearable grief, which can be compounded because of the circumstances under which the death occurred. On top of the grief, surviving family members have to deal with financial losses, which can include medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and the costs of taking time off from work to grieve. In many cases, parents will hire an attorney to file a claim for compensation in the case of the wrongful death of a child.
Under Texas law, parents have the right to file a wrongful death claim if a child has been killed because of the wrongful actions of another party. Claimants in a wrongful death case involving a child can seek compensation for their expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Some family members choose to seek punitive damages as well, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer.
Wrongful death cases in Texas can be complex. In many situations, investigators will need to reconstruct the accident or incident using evidence or eyewitness accounts. In some cases, expert witnesses will testify on how or why the accident occurred. Although of course no amount of money will ever bring your child back, it can help meet your expenses related to the loss of the child, provide a safety net for you, and help you get back on your feet after your loss.
In order to win a wrongful death case in Dallas, you must show that your child died because of the negligence, irresponsibility, or even intentional actions of another party. You must show that the defendant in the lawsuit had a legal duty of care, and breached that duty, and that those actions resulted in the death of your child.
If you have lost your child in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because of another party’s negligence, call the Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys at The Barber Law Firm. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.