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How Do I Select a Wrongful Death Attorney?

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A wrongful death attorney works with families seeking justice after the loss of a loved one. Sadly, many people in McKinney and across the country lose their lives due to the negligent actions of others. Pursuing a claim or initiating a lawsuit while dealing with grief can be emotionally challenging. However, the support of a caring, experienced, and dedicated lawyer can make all the difference. It can be difficult to find the best wrongful death attorney for your case, but here are some factors to consider.

How to Find the Right Wrongful Death Attorney


A wrongful death case can be complex and difficult to litigate. Therefore, working with an experienced wrongful death attorney is crucial for securing a favorable settlement. Workplace accidents, car and truck collisions, equipment malfunctions, slip and fall, and other causes of death are so often vigorously challenged and multiple parties could be culpable. An attorney with an area of focus in wrongful death can build a strong case in your favor.

Joe Lucé has handled, negotiated, and settled wrongful death claims for 35+ years. He and his dedicated team have developed a very respected reputation and professional rapport with clients and their families and with defense attorneys, insurance companies, mediators, and judges. His objective is to ensure his clients are treated respectfully and fairly. Coupled with his tremendous skills and experience negotiating and mediating claims, he has achieved decades of success helping families resolve claims before a lawsuit is filed and other times not long after a lawsuit is filed.

Testimonials and References

The best wrongful death attorneys are sensitive to the grief their client is experiencing. While it can be difficult to predict how the attorney-client relationship will develop, testimonials and references can help you make an informed decision. Look at online reviews and testimonials to see the experiences of previous clients/families. In addition, you could ask for references to help you find the right lawyer.

Client Relationship

Determining if you should file a wrongful death claim can be a difficult decision. Following the loss of a loved one, you may be in an emotional state and pursuing legal remedies can feel overwhelming. However, a genuine, candid and strong relationship with your attorney makes the process more manageable. After a consultation with an attorney, you should expect to feel supported and understood by the attorney and the attorney’s team, with the ability to ask questions without concern.

Legal Credentials

Some quick online checks can put your mind at ease and ensure you are working with a lawyer of good standing. Visit the State Bar of Texas and look up any wrongful death lawyer you are considering to represent you. You should find a listing for a Texas attorney, including all relevant information about their law firm. It can also be useful to review their website biography for details of their legal credentials.

Trial Experience

While wrongful death, workplace injury, personal injury and other legal cases can often be resolved fairly thru effective negotiation or mediation, some cases will require a lawsuit, litigation, hearings, motions and court. Having a seasoned wrongful death attorney with litigation experience is very important and can give you confidence during an emotional time, especially when liability/fault is questioned and/or damages are challenged.

Get a Free Legal Consultation With a Wrongful Death Attorney

If you need assistance dealing with a wrongful death claim, contact Lucé Law, PC today. Our wrongful death attorneys in McKinney can discuss your case during a free legal consultation. To contact us, call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation online.

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.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

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

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

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