Fort Worth Wrongful Death Lawyers Who Win You More
If your loved on experienced a wrongful death, our dedicated attorneys in Fort Worth will vigorously fight for justice and ensure you receive the maximum available compensation. As confirmed by TopVerdict.com, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm represented an impressive 19 cases within the prestigious Texas “Top 50” personal injury settlements in 2021 (results for 2022 pending). No other Texas firm attained such a high number of placements on the list. This exceptional track record allows us to confidently state that we will secure a superior outcome for your case.
Have you lost a loved one because of someone else’s careless behavior?
There is absolutely no cost to you unless we settle your wrongful death case. Get medical treatment upfront with no out of pocket, even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible.
Mullen & Mullen has been in DFW for 40 years, and our attorneys combined have 95 years of experience. We have the skills required to maximize your recovery.
Not only is this the most devastating tragedy you can experience, but it also leads to many other problems too:
- Lost income
- A pile of medical bills from institutions who don’t care
- Funeral expenses
- Lost companionship
Money can’t fix all these problems. But it does help you maintain your quality of life.
In addition, you have another problem. You probably don’t even know you have this problem. And it’s far bigger than you realize.
That lies in finding a wrongful death attorney in Fort Worth with the experience and personal desire to make sure you get the most money possible.
Not all firms or wrongful death lawyers in Fort Worth can get you the same compensation.
For example, the firm you see advertising on TV all the time aims to settle your case as fast as possible to maximize their own dollars per hour. In the profession, we call these “settlement mills.”
What about the large, traditional firm you’ve known of for decades?
They allow a senior attorney to supervise inexperienced junior attorneys and paralegals, who do all the real work.
Because of their caseload, the senior attorneys do not have the time to scrutinize every detail of your claim, making sure you have the most compelling case possible. If you talk to a lawyer at such a firm, ask them if they personally do all the real work on your claim.
In both cases, you can miss out on a lot of money. Sometimes, this can go north of six figures or more. And you may even end up losing your claim entirely!
That’s where Mullen & Mullen comes in.
We’re a small firm of three wrongful death attorneys. Unlike other firms, we don’t employ a single inexperienced junior attorney or paralegal.
That means a seasoned attorney with at least 15 years of experience does all the real work on your claim.
And ultimately, that leads to you getting the most money possible for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Why Can You Trust Mullen & Mullen to Get You More than Other Firms?
For starters, we’ve been recognized for our legal work by several leading organizations and publications: Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, Forbes, Newsweek, The Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and more.
Plus, we’ve won many cases, and even ones against some of the largest corporations in America, worth more than $1 million.
Feel free to Google “Mullen & Mullen’s Reviews” to read our more than 325+ nearly perfect client reviews.
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And search us at the Better Business Bureau to see our perfect A+ rating (fully accredited) with zero complaints.
But Wait! There’s Even More! 2 Special Bonuses You Get When You Choose Mullen & Mullen
If all that’s not enough, we also toss in a couple other bonuses to sweeten the deal for you:
- Pay a discounted case fee of just 29% (regularly 33.3%) if your case settles out of court. About 90% of our cases settle without having to go to court. Not going to court saves us a lot of time and money. And it’s only fair we pass the savings on to you.
- Lower costs to assemble your case, with the savings passed on to you. Most law firms contract out the services of a private investigator. We employ one in-house. Plus, Mike Foster has more than 10 years of experience working with us. We know the quality of his work. He always finds the most compelling evidence that gives you the strongest case possible. In addition, since we don’t employ a single junior attorney or paralegal, that’s more money saved. All these savings are passed on to you and put more money in your pocket.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with Our Fort Worth-Based Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
The faster you act, the easier it is to win your claim. Guilty parties will destroy or alter evidence, so don’t give them any more time than you have to.
Plus, you look more credible when you act quickly.
But you won’t feel any pressure to hire us on the spot.
During your free consultation, learn our strategy for approaching your claim, get your questions answered, and then make your hiring decision when you feel ready.
Call (817) 768-6680 to schedule your free consultation today!
4 Common Defenses to Wrongful Death Claims
Employers, insurers, and other guilty parties have a vested financial interest in paying you as little as possible for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Most of the time, they’re honest and want to come to a reasonable agreement. However, in some cases, they will do whatever it takes to pay you as little as possible.
Here’s common defenses they might use to minimize or eliminate their payout:
To win your wrongful death claim, you must show the defendant engaged in negligent behavior, and that their behavior led to your loved one’s death.
While they might have admittedly been negligent, they may try to show their actions did not lead to your loved one’s death.
For example, your loved one had a responsibility to get reasonable care and treatment after experiencing a work injury. If they failed to do so, the defendant may say that lack of action, and not their own negligence, caused your loved one’s death.
Causation can be hard to show. And this is where our decades of experience and ability to compile evidence into a compelling claim comes into play.
In some rare cases, we may even need to hire expert witnesses to show the defendant’s negligence resulted in your loved one’s wrongful death.
With this defense, the defendant tries to show your loved one had at least some responsibility for their wrongful death too.
The defendant admits they were ultimately at fault. But, since your loved one had some fault too, the defendant shouldn’t have to pay for at least part of the damages caused.
Texas follows the “comparative negligence” rule, as it’s called. And whatever your loved one’s percentage of fault is, your compensation can get reduced by that same amount.
For example, if your loved one was hit and killed while biking one night because they didn’t have reflectors on their bike, they might be held at least partially responsible for their injuries.
The problem is that the defendant has to admit they were primarily at fault for your loved one’s wrongful death.
So, we’ll attack the remaining angles they have using our proven experience to show the defendant was in fact fully responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Assumption of Risk
The defendant may say your loved one knowingly and voluntarily assumed a risk of harm connected to the defendant’s negligence.
Since they did so knowingly, the defendant claims, they shouldn’t have to pay any damages for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Assumption of risk can come in the form of a signed contract. It can also be implied and agreed to be based on your loved one’s oral statements and actions.
For example, say your loved one accepted a ride from an obviously drunk driver. That could be a legitimate defense because they knew the risk of doing so.
However, if your loved one was far from home and the weather was horrible at the time, you can probably still recover financial damages for their wrongful death.
Again, this takes careful evaluation of the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death. After analysis of every detail, we will put together a case that proves the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one’s death.
Your Loved One Signed a Release Agreement
Signed release agreements don’t necessarily absolve the negligent party of guilt and the need to pay you financial compensation.
They might. Their purpose is certainly to prevent you from suing the company for your loved one’s wrongful death.
But, if the release clause in the agreement wasn’t easily understandable, or if the defendant was grossly negligent (consciously disregarding the need for reasonable care), they likely still have responsibility to compensate you.
Again, it takes meticulous scrutiny of the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death to determine negligence.
And that’s why it makes sense to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney in Fort Worth who has a proven track record of winning wrongful death claims.
You have our sincere condolences as you go through this difficult time. Make sure you get treated fairly by the party responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death.
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Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
201 Main St #600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone (817) 768-6680
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