Experienced & Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Nothing can replace the tragic loss of a loved one. The pain felt from such tragedy is worsened when a death was caused by another’s negligent or reckless act. While the emotional pain of losing one is hard enough, the truth is that a wrongful death also comes with financial implications. These implications include the deceased’s lost income, expenses incurred because of the tragedy, and more. It is not advisable for family members to attempt to deal with insurance companies directly. Hiring an experienced attorney to assist with the process is crucial. Our Austin personal injury lawyers handle serious loss cases which include wrongful death. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience and are proud of the level of service we provide to our clients. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”CATALINAPersonal Injury Client
“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. Daryl Hayes was our main lawyer. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”MARILYNPersonal Injury Client
“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”JESSICAPersonal Injury Client
“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”DERRICKPersonal Injury Client
“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”MARIAPersonal Injury Client
Wrongful death lawsuits stem from a loved one’s passing due to the negligent or reckless acts of a defendant. Texas injury law allows the family members to recover compensation as long as the deceased was not more responsible for the accident than was the defendant. The first step in these types of cases is to determine which parties are responsible (such as employees, employers, business owners, etc.). It is also necessary to determine the amount of harm that has been caused. Factors such as financial and economic loss, expenses incurred, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and possibly punitive damages are added together to determine a monetary amount. Once the responsible parties are identified, and damages can be determined, then the case may proceed.
Our injury attorneys aggressively protect the victims of wrongful death in Austin and elsewhere in Texas. Once retained, we will immediately send a letter of representation to the defendants and insurance companies so that they will deal with us directly. We have standing relationships with the experts necessary to establish and prove damages in a demand for payment. Should settlement not be reached, then we will file a Petition to initiate court proceedings.
We will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and take steps to ensure that you know what to expect as the case goes forward. Contact us today. In addition to Austin, our lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
A case will begin by sending a demand for payment to the insurance companies of the responsible parties or to the parties themselves. If a settlement cannot be reached, then it will be necessary to file a Petition (which initiates a lawsuit) with the proper Court. After the Petition is filed then a process known as “discovery” will begin. This allows the Plaintiff to obtain information from defendants. Information obtained will include items relevant to proving negligence such as employment records, correspondence, and any other evidence showing that a dangerous situation was created. The case will proceed to trial after discovery is completed. Trial will consist of testimony from experts as well as the parties themselves. It is crucial that you hire an attorney who is familiar with this process.
One of the most common complaints against attorneys is that they do not communicate with their clients. Our lawyers strive to provide the highest level of service to Austin area victims of a wrongful death. We return all phone calls within one business day. Our clients are regularly provided with their counsel’s cell phone number to ensure regular contact, and we take additional steps to ensure that people are kept up to date as to the status of their case. Also, our lawyers will explain complex concepts in a simple way that you can understand.
DC Law represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets DC Law apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put DC Law head and shoulders above the competition.