Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

In these FAQs, the dedicated legal team at Parker Law Firm addresses some of the most common questions and concerns of surviving family members. If your loved died as the result of someone else’s careless behavior, you may be wondering what your rights are or if you have any rights at all. Here, find that answer and much more to help you and your family decide how to best move forward.

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  • Who Pays For My Medical Bills After An Accident?

    Ultimately, we want the insurance company for the person who caused the problem to pay the bills, but that's on down the road. They're not going to pay it immediately and they're not going to pay it piecemeal as you go. In these situations, the insurance company will not pay until they pay one time at the end of the case — a lump sum settlement. That's why you want to be sure and put it on your medical insurance, because if you don't then they won't bill your insurance.

    They won't bill the insurance company that hit you and you will get a bigger bill at the end of the day than if you had used your insurance. The other issue that you're going to run into is that many doctors will not see car wreck victims, even if you have insurance. So you need to be ready for that and try to get to someone who will take your insurance and will see a car wreck victim. If you're having any kind of difficulties you need to call a law firm or a lawyer to try and get some help on that.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Accident?

    If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • When Can I Sue For Wrongful Death?

    Wrongful death is a very special kind of case. You know, obviously the emotions are all over the board when you lose a loved one. It's very traumatic to the entire family. Many people wonder what can be done? Fortunately, the state of Texas, and all states for that matter, have created what we call a wrongful death suit. In a wrongful death suit, the spouse, the parents, or the children of the deceased all have a cause of action or a claim that they can make. Brothers, sisters, twins… they don't have claims. The value of that claim is going to be just as different as night and day, depending upon the relationship. Holding the responsible party liable or making them take responsibility for the negligent conduct is a very gratifying. It doesn't bring the loved one back, but at least it answers some questions. There is some accountability. That's what we try to strive and achieve and provide for the loved ones here at Parker Law Firm.

    If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence or stupidity of someone else, we would love to speak with you further and see how we can help bring you justice. You can call our office at 817-984-9867 or fill out our contact form. We know no amount of money could bring your loved one back, but we hope to bring you justice.

    Has A Loved One Died Due To The Negligence of Others?

    If your loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you hold them responsible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • How Often Do Cases Go to Court?

    Oftentimes cases will never see the light of day inside of a courtroom. In fact, most of the time, most cases don't go to court. The reason is quite simple, because if the case gets worked up properly, it's going to settle just shy of going to trial. Now, there are other law firms out there that just have hundreds of cases, and they are just a mill that just turn them out and those cases almost always settle. It's because they can settle on the cheap in effect. The insurance companies know it; the lawyers know it; everybody knows except the client. At the Parker Law Firm, what we do is we take each and every case and prepare it as if it's going to trial.

    The easy answer is almost all cases settle before they go to trial. The harder answer is why are they settling before they go to trial?

    There are times that I may try three or four cases in a year. There are times when I may not try any cases in a year. And the reason is quite simple. It's because we were able to get them resolved. Whatever you do, hire an attorney who's going to take your case to trial, or at least is prepared to do that. Only then can you get top dollar best value for your case to make sure that you're compensated as fully and as adequately as the law will allow.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Accident?

    If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • Who Can I Sue After a Drunk Driving Accident?

    The answer to that question is really how drunk they were, and can you prove where they'd been drinking? If the person who hit you got drunk at a local bar and is noticeably drunk, there is a possibility that you can sue the bar for over-serving them. In order to do that, however, you've got to prove a lot of elements. One of the elements is that the bar knew or should have known that they were obviously intoxicated. The way you show that is oftentimes these bars, these days will have video cameras. You can see how often they were served. If the bar overserved them, then that's the natural place to look because they knew that they were over-serving and putting a drunk on the roadway. They should be held responsible for that. We routinely handle liquor liability or DRAM shop cases. We've been quite successful at it.

    If you've been permanently injured as a result of a drunk driver, I encourage you to give us a call because there may be another avenue that we can look at other than just the driver and hold that bar responsible for putting that driver on the road to begin with.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?

    If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Texas?

    In Texas, it absolutely is illegal to text and drive. We passed a law to prevent that. It is so dangerous —study after study after study indicates that talking on the phone is the same as being drunk while driving. It's not only illegal, it's absolutely negligent to be doing it. And it seems like, especially in the last several years, almost every car wreck case that we're involved in involves texting or some type of use of the phone. And yes, the technology has gotten a lot better to where now we can trap that information. We routinely download the information from the cell phone company to find out if you were texting or driving. Is it illegal? Yes. You might get a ticket, but that's just a scratch on the surface compared to if you seriously hurt someone or even kill someone as a result of texting and driving.

    If you've been involved in a car wreck and are seriously injured, you absolutely want your attorney to search those records and take a look at them. We routinely do it at Parker Law Firm. And if you have any questions, give us a call. I'll be happy to try to answer them for you.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?

    If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.