We Fight for the Families of Wrongful Death Victims

Since you’re here, we can only assume that you’ve lost someone as the result of an accident. We are so sorry for your loss. We simply cannot imagine the pain and anguish you are feeling.

What we can do is tell your story. We can fight for your rights. We can help ensure that you recover the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled so that you and your family can begin to recover.


We are attorneys with 20 years of combined legal experience in addition to consistently exceptional results. Our law firm exists to fight on your behalf for justice.

Many of our wrongful death clients are hesitant initially to contact us for a free case evaluation. If you’re in the same boat, that’s OK. When you’re ready to tell us your story, please call our Austin office at 512-616-2222. You will be greeted by one of our friendly legal staff members who will listen to the details of your case so that our lawyers can tell you whether you have a viable claim to compensation. This consultation is completely free of charge and obligates you to nothing. You have nothing to lose.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is a claim brought by the surviving family members against the person or entity whose carelessness and negligence are responsible for the passing of the deceased.
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The purpose of filing a wrongful death claim is to recover monetary damages for:

  • Loss of companionship;
  • Mental pain and suffering; and
  • Loss of inheritance

A survivorship claim is brought by the estate of the deceased to recover medical bills and expenses, funeral expenses, and any pain or suffering the deceased endured prior to passing. Both types of claims can be brought.

How to Ensure Fair Compensation

There is no reason that you should have to deal with the pain and complexities brought about by a loved one’s passing and try to handle wrongful death and survivorship claims yourself. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can visit with you about your particular circumstances and then help formulate a plan to pursue justice for you. This is not always an easy task, as responsible parties will attempt to limit their liability for your loved one’s passing. They may try to do this by disavowing any responsibility for the accident or denying knowledge of an unsafe property condition. They may also try to do this by claiming your loved one was negligent themselves.

A successful claim begins with a solid strategy which you and your wrongful death lawyer will create. Depending upon the circumstances, this may involve retrieving the deceased’s medical records and then having a medical professional or other expert review them to determine what injuries the deceased sustained and what was the likely cause of those injuries. Traffic or security cameras may have recorded the incident and can help show who was the negligent party. Police reports and eyewitness statements collected by the police can also be helpful in demonstrating negligence. Accident reconstructionists, alcohol or drug toxicologists, and various other experts can all help ensure you receive justice.

Contact Sutliff & Stout

Money can never replace the life of the person you lost. What money can do is ensure that the negligent party doesn’t goes unpunished, and that your family has access to all of the resources necessary to recover and move forward. We hope that you’ll contact our Austin office at 512-320-0088. We are ready to fight for your family.

Case Studies

  • $450,000.00 Settlement

    Sutliff & Stout settled a tire defect case for Kendall and his daughter. The tire resulted in a single vehicle crash causing the death of Kendall’s wife. The tire defect case was a difficult one because the tire in question was purchased used, and had 3 patches and 5 metal objects inside at the time of the tread separation. Despite these significant hurdles, Sutliff & Stout was able to demonstrate why the tire was defective and why the company did not want to risk taking the case to court. As a result of these efforts, Sutliff & Stout was able to get a fair settlement. Net recovery to client was $300,000.00.

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  • $105,700.00 Settlement

    Sutliff & Stout was able to achieve a $105,700 settlement for Daisie regarding a car accident that claimed the life of her adult daughter. The daughter was a passenger in a vehicle that ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. Although there was only $25,000 in automobile insurance, Sutliff & Stout was able to settle over four times the amount. Net recovery to client was $58,541.

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Featured Testimonial

When ten different attorneys gave me the cold shoulder, Sutliff & Stout warmly accepted me and my case. When I thought there was no hope for me, Hank and Graham worked extremely hard, for a very long time, in order to put me in a position to convince the city to settle. Without Sutliff & Stout, I would not have been treated fairly and would have significant debts as a result of the collision.

Review by: Chris F.