A wrongful death occurs when the negligent or unlawful behavior of an individual or company causes the death of another. These deaths may arise in all sorts of circumstances:
- a doctor fails to correctly diagnose a fatal disease, such as cancer;
- an auto manufacturer produces an SUV that exhibits a tendency to overturn or rollover in certain situations; and
- a drunk driver crashes into another car and causes a fatality.
Generally, state law permits family members of the deceased to initiate a wrongful death claim. These family members may seek compensation for the medical bills, funeral costs, lost earnings, and the loss of companionship caused by the defendant's actions.
If you live in the Dallas area and recently lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, please call Borchardt Law Firm at 817-529-2500 or contact us online for a free consultation.