Dallas Wrongful Death Attorneys
Bristol & Dubiel LLP, is a full-service law firm offering skilled legal representation to people bringing serious injury and wrongful death cases to court.
The mission of Bristol & Dubiel LLP is to provide each client with the highest quality legal service. This drive for quality leads us to carefully choose the cases that we will take on. If we accept your case, you will receive our full attention and the backing of the firm and its resources. We are diligent in seeking favorable results for you and will spare no expense. See the representative case for an example of our dedication on behalf of grieving families who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death.
Whenever the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person, an action may be maintained to recover damages suffered as a result of the death. Actions for wrongful death may arise in a variety of settings. These cases include car, truck or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability and construction accidents. In Texas a cause of action for the death of a loved one will have to be in the name of the personal representative of the estate of the decedent for the benefit of the "next of kin." Therefore, having an experienced law firm is necessary in order to properly handle the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our experienced and knowledgeable Dallas, wrongful death lawyers make use of:
medical experts in many fields,
accident reconstructionists to review the accident location and help determine all the factors leading to the fatal injuries, and
video animators to produce informative and compelling courtroom video documentation of the relevant facts.
This case is an example of the persistence and dedication of our Dallas wrongful death lawyers who devoted three years and tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for expert witnesses and technological support to win a wrongful death case.
Our client was the widow of a 27-year-old motorcyclist who was killed when he was struck by a negligent auto driver. We obtained a $1.85 million settlement just before trial.*
Our client was very pleased with the settlement but our work did not end there. We helped the young widow structure a plan that will provide her financial assistance and security for life.
*Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Our trial attorneys are creative and innovative, aggressive and effective. They will handle wrongful death cases arising from accidents and premises liability cases and understand both the challenge of investigating complex catastrophic injury cases, as well as the challenges families will face in moving forward with their lives after the death of a loved one.
A life is worth so much more than a paycheck. The death of a child can pose particular problems and be devastating to the family system. The attorneys at Bristol Dubiel LLP take time to truly understand your family and your needs, now and into the future.
If you would like to speak to a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death attorney at Bristol & Dubiel LLP, call our Dallas, Texas office at (214) 880-9988 to schedule a free initial consultation. Or if you prefer, contact us through this Web site and a wrongful death lawyer will be in touch with you shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who May Recover Damages for the Death of Another?
In Texas, the law provides that the "next of kin" of the decedent may recover damages for the death of a loved one. "Next of kin" may include the widow and surviving children.
The next of kin of the decedent may recover damages for their "pecuniary injuries." "Pecuniary injuries" includes money, goods and services received by the next of kin of the deceased. Where there are surviving children, it also includes the instruction, moral training and education that they would have received from the deceased parent. "Pecuniary injuries" also includes the loss of the spousal relationship.
What About the Suffering of the Decedent Before Death?
Damages for the pain and suffering experienced by the decedent from the time of the injury until the time of death may be recovered. The plaintiff must prove that the decedent actually and consciously endured pain and suffering before death in order to recover. When the death is instantaneous or the decedent is rendered immediately unconscious or comatose, an action for pain and suffering cannot be sustained.
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The conscious pain and suffering the decedent experienced is recoverable even if the time interval between injury and death is very short. The duration of the pain and suffering determines the amount of compensation. Whether the decedent experienced pain between the time of injury and the time of death may greatly impact the compensatory value of such a wrongful death claim.