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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Dallas, TX

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Dallas, TX

After losing a loved one due to someone else’s actions, you will likely experience anger, grief, and fear for the future. A top-rated Dallas attorney for wrongful death claims can guide you through this difficult time and help you seek the justice and financial compensation you and your family deserve.

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After your loss, you need time to grieve and put your life together. The best wrongful death attorneys take the burden off the victim’s family by dealing with insurance companies and at-fault parties.A wrongful death attorney from Brooks & Radchenko will treat your case with compassion. At the same time, you will maintain control over your case as you and your Dallas wrongful death lawyer tailor a personalized legal strategy.Some reasons to hire a lawyer for wrongful death claims from Brooks & Radchenko include:

  • Familiarity with fatal and catastrophic injury claims
  • Extensive trial experience
  • A track record of success

When you hire Brooks & Radchenko, you will have an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer handling your case.

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What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims arise when a business or individual causes someone’s death through their intentional or negligent actions. Under Texas law, parties bear liability for a death that results from a “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”

The Texas wrongful death statute covers deaths resulting from a:

Through this claim, you and your Dallas wrongful death attorney will pursue justice for your loved one against those who caused their death. You will also seek compensation for costs associated with their loss.

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Talk to Experienced Attorney for Wrongful Death in DFW

At Brooks & Radchenko, we offer a wrongful death lawyer free consultation with no obligation. Contact us for a live or online consultation to discuss your case and learn about your legal options in Texas for recovering fair compensation.

Types of Damages Recoverable in a Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit

You can seek three types of damages in a Texas wrongful death claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages cover the financial impact of your loved one’s death. Some examples include:

  • Out-of-pocket expenses for medical care, funeral, and burial
  • Value of your loved one’s income
  • Replacement cost for household services like childcare

Your Dallas-Fort Worth wrongful death attorney proves these expenses with financial records.

Non-Economic Damages

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  • Mental anguish and grief
  • Loss of companionship, support, and advice
  • Loss of consortium and marital relations

A claims adjuster or jury must affix a value to these losses by evaluating your relationship and how the loss affected you.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are rare. You can get punitive damages if the conduct that killed your loved one constituted a wilful act or omission, or gross negligence.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Dallas, Texas

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Dallas, Texas?

Texas law limits who can bring a wrongful death claim to the deceased’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents

To file a lawsuit, a wrongful death accident lawyer only needs one party who falls within the TX statute. If not all the eligible parties join in the lawsuit, those involved can bring the lawsuit on behalf of all of them. Any damages recovered would be apportioned among the spouse, children, and parents.

If the deceased accident victim has no living spouse, children, or parents, the executor of the victim’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim. Similarly, if the eligible parties all decline to file a claim, the estate can file a claim.

Our Wrongful Death Attorney in Dallas - Fort Worth

The lead lawyer for wrongful death cases at Brooks & Radchenko is the firm’s founder, Halina Radchenko.

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Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko is an advisor and advocate for individuals who have suffered injury and illness due to the negligence of others. She is passionate about leveling the playing field for those who have been injured. Her mission in every case is to obtain maximum compensation for her clients and hold responsible parties accountable.

  • Youngest woman president of NYTLA (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Order of the Barrister Awardee
  • Personal benefit

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Dallas, TX Wrongful Death Lawyer

Brooks & Radchenko is a leading Dallas wrongful death law firm that gets results for our clients through our lawyers’ knowledge and experience. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

How Much Is a Typical Wrongful Death Settlement in DFW?

Every life is unique, and this is reflected in the variation that you find in wrongful death settlements

Since wrongful death cases cover so many types of damages, many factors will go into determining how much will fairly compensate you for your loved one’s death.

Some factors include:

  • Their age and health condition before death
  • Their occupation and income
  • Their role in the household
  • The expenses you incurred after their accident for their care

Generally speaking, younger accident victims have a longer working life and earning capacity when calculating damages. Similarly, older accident victims often have greater household responsibilities and higher incomes. As a result, your Fort Worth wrongful death lawyer can often support large claims for wrongful death for almost any accident victim’s circumstances

How Much Is a Typical Wrongful Death Settlement in DFW
How Brooks & Radchenko Lawyers Can Help with Your Wrongful Death Case

How Brooks & Radchenko Lawyers Can Help with Your Wrongful Death Case

When you hire Brooks & Radchenko as your wrongful death law firm, your lawyer will work quickly and aggressively. Your lawyer will put the at-fault parties on notice of your claim. The parties will, in turn, notify their insurers.Your wrongful death attorney will investigate your case and collect evidence to support your claim, including:

  • Witness testimony
  • Physical evidence
  • Medical records
  • Documentary evidence, like accident reports

Some evidence might rest in the at-fault party’s hands. When you work with one of the best wrongful death lawyers from our firm, we may recommend filing a lawsuit to collect evidence from the at-fault party and third parties.

We try to settle your case. But we also know the tactics used by insurers to pressure you into taking an unfair settlement. We will advise you about the value of your case so you only accept a fair offer.

Most cases settle. But if we cannot get a fair offer, we will take your case to a jury. At trial, we use our extensive litigation experience to advocate for the maximum compensation Texas law allows.

Our Cases

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

$925,000.00
Male client involved in a car accident as a pedestrian at a worksite. The motor vehicle rolled over his foot causing a crushed foot injury. As a result, client had to undergo a surgical procedure wherein they placed hardware into his foot. He had two surgeries to his knee and removal of the hardware from his foot. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $925,000.00
$835,000.00
Client was injured as a result of a car accident. Liability was difficult on the case as both our client and the defendant stated that they had a green light at the intersection. There were no witnesses and no camera footage to prove who really had the green light. She sustained back injuries requiring her to undergo two surgeries to her back. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $835,000.00
$300,000.00
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident and had disc bulges and herniations. He ended up having over 1 year of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. This is a very difficult case in the state of New York because you have to prove that the injured party sustained a “serious injury” under the New York City threshold law. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 verdict on this case.

Featured Clients Testimonials

Walter R.

5.0

Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

Contact a Top Wrongful Death Attorney Today for a Free Case Evaluation

A Dallas-Fort Worth wrongful death attorney from Brooks & Radchenko can help you begin the healing process after your loss. Make an online appointment to discuss your case with an experienced and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer.

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  • Sherman

  • Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between wrongful death and survival action?

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    A wrongful death action belongs to family members for the losses they suffered due to the death. A survival action belongs to the accident victim for losses suffered between the injury and death.

  • Are siblings allowed to file a wrongful death claim?

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    No. Texas does not allow siblings to file a wrongful death claim. A sibling acting as executor for the accident victim’s estate can file a claim on behalf of the estate, but not for themselves.

  • What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas?

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    The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Texas is two years. This time period is measured from the date of death. A wrongful death claim must be filed before the two years expires.

  • How much does a Dallas wrongful death attorney cost?

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    A wrongful death lawyer charges a contingency fee. This is in contrast to attorneys who charge at an hourly rate. The average attorney fees for wrongful death cases vary depending on the firm and the complexity of the case.

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