When the unthinkable happens, such as someone you love being killed in an accident, you will need help to collect the compensation that is owed to the estate of the person that was killed. The attorneys of David Kohm and Associates have represented clients in wrongful death claims in Arlington for over 25 years and are prepared to discuss your circumstances with you.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim exists when a person is killed by the negligence of another person or people. An intentional act does not constitute a wrongful death claim. In Wrongful Death circumstances there will be a victim or victims and a liable party or parties. The liable parties’ insurance carrier will typically be responsible for payments related to a wrongful death case.
A wrongful death claim can be pursued by an immediate family member of the victim. This includes the victim’s spouse, parents, and/or children. Typically grandparents, siblings and extended family are not legally allowed to file a wrongful death claim.
It should be noted that the laws and statutes of limitations in these matter vary by state. Consult with an attorney to find out if you are able to pursue a claim on behalf of a deceased loved one.
If you have a wrongful death in Fort Worth, personal injury, or another type of legal matter you are seeking assistance for, call David Kohm and Associates today to set up a free consultation. The attorneys on our team are experienced and dedicated to providing the best service and obtaining the best results.