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Getting What You Deserve in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death claim is a unique type of personal injury lawsuit, wherein someone passed away due to another’s negligence or intentional actions. These claims are typically brought against a defendant who has caused the death. The whole point of the claim is to seek justice on behalf of the surviving family members. In this case, monetary compensation helps to cover expenses.

Getting What You Deserve in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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Who May File a Wrongful Death Suit?

Typically, surviving family members and beneficiaries may sue for wrongful death. The law varies from state to state, but each is set up in a way to prosecute the claims and determine how recovery is distributed.

The person who can prosecute is typically listed. This list usually includes the spouse, children and parents. In many cases, the estate brings the lawsuit, and the judgment is divided among beneficiaries. Often, an estate must be opened, and a personal representative is appointed to help prosecute the wrongful death claim on behalf of the recipients. In any case, you will want to speak with an experienced attorney.

Wrongful Death Settlements

Once you contact an attorney, you may begin exploring recoverable damages. In a wrongful death claim, the law covers monetary loss such as:

  • Future earnings
  • Gifts and inheritance
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pension
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of guidance
  • Pain and suffering

Damage awards vary depending on a few unique factors, including:

  • How much money the deceased made
  • Age of the deceased
  • Whether the children of the deceased are minors or adults

Your attorney will help you recover the most damages possible.

Contact Us

To speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney in the McKinney, Texas, area, contact us online or call (972) 632-1300 for a free legal consultation. We know this is a troubling time, and we hope to make the legal process more accessible and more straightforward than ever before!

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

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Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

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Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.