By Tim O’Hare, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney
The Wrongful Death of a loved one is possibly the most difficult thing we can go through during our lifetimes. Losing a loved one is difficult in any circumstance, but losing a loved one due to the negligence of another adds additional grief on top of losing a family member.
Many attorneys claim to know how to handle Wrongful Death cases. Wrongful Death Law is very complex, and an attorney must know the pitfalls associated with handling these types of cases to achieve a successful outcome. Attorneys who handle Wrongful Death claims properly must also have and be willing to commit the financial resources necessary to maximize the recovery for those who have lost loved ones as the result of someone else’s negligent conduct. The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare knows how to handle Wrongful Death cases. We have the experience because our attorneys have handled these types of cases for years. We also have the financial resources necessary to hire top economic and medical experts to maximize the recovery for our clients.
Money will certainly never replace the loss of a loved one. But, our legal system has provided for the recovery of money when a loved one is lost due to another’s negligence since this country was founded. This system precedes the birth of our country by hundreds, if not thousands of years.
In Texas, the following individuals have the right to make a Wrongful Death Claim when a loved one is lost due to negligence: spouse, children and parents. Unfortunately, under our laws, step-children cannot make claims. Adopted children can make a claim, however.
Money can be recovered for the following: loss of family relations (also known as loss of consortium), future economic loss caused by the decedent no longer working, pain, suffering and mental anguish for not only the spouse, children and parents, but also for the decedent if the decedent survived the injuries that caused the death, even if only for a short time, medical expenses and funeral and burial expenses.
I hope those of you reading this never lose a loved one due to the negligence of someone else. But, if you do, The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare is a firm you can trust to handle your case with the compassion, tenacity and determination that you deserve.