Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney in Lewisville, TX
Attorney Todd R. Durham Serves as Your Advocate For Loved Ones You’ve Lost
The Law Office of Todd R. Durham knows that no amount of compensation can bring back loved ones you’ve lost because of an accident that resulted in wrongful death. Whether they were charged with drunk driving, texting on their cell phone, or just not paying attention, you have the right to seek justice for your loss. There needs to be accountability for the damage their negligence has caused. Car accident attorney Todd R. Durham has the experience and knowledge to successfully obtain the proper settlement you and your family deserve.
Call the Wrongful Death Attorney Todd Durham at 214-222-4000 to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION. No fee charged unless we get results.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims Handled
When you work with Attorney Todd R. Durham he will handle your case directly, all questions and communication will be dealt with personally so that you get the service you need and expect.
- Motor Vehicle accidents: rollover accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, hit-and-run-accidents, head on collisions, and other fatal car accidents.
- Premise Liability: slip-and-fall, accidental drowning, amusement park accidents, trip-and-fall, dog bite, animal attack fatality, negligent security, falling objects, workplace accidents, construction work accidents.
Wrongful Death Settlements
When you have lost a loved one, you likely are experiencing at least minimal financial strain. Funerals, bills, and settling the decedent’s estate can take time and money. Wrongful death settlements can assist you in getting the compensation you need to continue with your life. The amount you can receive will depend heavily on the facts of your case. To determine how much you could receive in a wrongful death settlement, contact Todd Durham. During your initial consultation, he will ask you questions regarding the circumstances of your loved one’s death. He can then make an assessment and navigate you to the next step of your claim.
Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim is what you would file with the insurance company upon your loved one’s death. If the insurance company is not willing to work with you in obtaining fair compensation, then you will need to litigate your claim. You will need the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney, like Todd Durham. Wrongful death claims can be complicated and legally complex. Never attempt to file a wrongful death claim on your own. Instead, give our office a call, and we will be happy to assist you and your family.
Medical Wrongful Death Cases
Each year, over 225,000 patients die due to medical malpractice or negligence. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 100,000 of these deaths occur within a hospital setting. Wrongful death statutes exist in order to adequately compensate family members in the wake of such deaths. These laws apply to deaths that occur due to medical negligence or malpractice, either inside or outside of a hospital setting. They allow family members to recover losses, known as damages, associated with the death of their family member.
Many forms of negligence can apply to a medical wrongful death case. The most common include:
- Infections due to unsanitary conditions
- Anesthesia errors
- Mistakes made during surgery
- An error in medication (including overdose and underdose)
Whatever the reason, wrongful death statutes can compensate you. Contact the Todd R. Durham Law Firm to take the fight to the medical professionals who are responsible.
Don’t Trust the Insurance Company
The insurance company will do whatever is necessary to avoid settlement or minimize the compensation you ask for. Todd knows the tactics and tricks they will attempt to use, and he will fight until he gets you the justice your family deserves. From the moment you hire Todd to represent your family, you can be assured that he will do everything necessary to get results.
Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?
There are many damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death suit. You will be able to recover medical expenses, funeral/burial costs, pain and suffering or mental anguish suffered by deceased, and any future lost earnings of deceased. You can also recover pain and suffering and mental anguish of the statutory beneficiaries of the deceased. If the accident was caused by gross negligence or there was malicious intent, you may be able to recover exemplary damages in addition to general and special damages. The facts of your case will determine which damages you may be able to recover.
What is the difference between wrongful death and medical malpractice?
A wrongful death deals with the untimely demise of a loved one due to the negligence of a physician. This wrongful death could be caused by surgical mistakes, infections, or even misdiagnoses. These errors are all examples of medical malpractice. In any case, the premature death of a loved one can have a dramatic effect on your daily life. Medical malpractice does not always result in death; it could cause serious injury, illness, or even paralysis. In any case, your way of life may change due to the injuries sustained due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital. To pursue either a wrongful death or medical malpractice case, you’ll need an experienced attorney on your side. At the Todd R. Durham Law Firm, we’ll fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the damages you deserve.
How is the value of a wrongful death case determined?
When you are trying to value a wrongful death case, there are many variables at play. Each case has different facts that may make a case worth more than another. While no amount of money can ever adequately compensate for the loss of a loved one, financial support can help you with other life stressors. You should speak with an attorney regarding your case to get an estimation of how much you could receive.
If you are looking for a wrongful death attorney, Contact us Or call the Law Office of Todd R. Durham at (214) 222-4000 for your free consultation. Feel free to complete our online request form and we will be in contact with you shortly.