Wrongful Death Lawyers in Allen, Texas
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If the willful acts, omissions, or gross negligence of another person or corporation cause someone’s death, a wrongful death suit may be filed. Whether death results from a workplace injury, an auto accident, medical malpractice, or due to a defective product, it can be an actionable event.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free legal consultation with an experienced and compassionate wrongful death lawyer in Allen.
Can You Sue For Wrongful Death?
When a person dies as a result of the wrongful act or omissions of another person or corporation, then the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries are entitled to seek compensation for their loss in a court of law. The heirs and beneficiaries include surviving spouse, next of kin, and children of the deceased.
If the death was caused by a family member though, then suing is prohibited under the Doctrine of Family Immunity. What this means is family members are protected from being sued by other family members in an effort to promote family harmony, and more importantly, to prevent family members from conspiring with each to kill other family members in an effort to defraud an insurance company.
There is also another exception that applies to the government. A lawsuit against the government can only proceed if the government has waived its right under the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity, which bars lawsuits against them. There are states that will allow a wrongful death lawsuit to go forward against the government, but these are rare and commonly very strict notice requirements that must be met before a lawsuit can go forward.
What Must Be Proven in a Wrongful Death Case
Once the hurdles to filing a lawsuit have been overcome related to the above noted doctrines, there are also additional conditions, or facts, that must be supported if a wrongful death action is to prove successful. The following four conditions are:
- That the death was caused, in whole or in part, by the intentional acts, omissions or gross negligence of another;
- That the person or the entity, is liable for the death;
- That there are surviving heirs, beneficiaries or dependents; and
- That monetary damages have arisen as a result.
Because these are complicated conditions precedent, it is always advisable to seek professional advice when contemplating the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. The Texas wrongful death attorneys at Zinda Law Group have years of experience handling wrongful death lawsuits, and we want to help you. We can help you to understand the complexities of the law.
Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
The intent of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate the heirs, beneficiaries, and dependents for their loss of society and companionship, pain and suffering, and any financial loss that occurred as a result of the death of their loved one. Common damages that are often awarded include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income
- Mental anguish and suffering
- Compensation for property damage
- Non-economic damages to compensate for the loss of love, society and companionship
- Payment for future services normally provided by your loved one
- Punitive damages if criminal negligence was involved
Our Allen Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our nationwide wrongful death attorneys know the extraordinary emotional and financial burdens that come with losing a loved one too soon. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and pursue the maximum compensation and justice you deserve under the law.
We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay absolutely nothing unless we win.
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our skilled Allen wrongful death lawyers.
Meetings with attorneys are available by appointment only.