Beaumont Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Here to Help Grieving Families
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can have—especially when their death could have been prevented. If you have lost someone you love, you can seek guidance from a Beaumont wrongful death attorney to pursue compensation for your loss. The legal team at Arnold & Itkin serves clients throughout Texas, and we can help you through this challenging time. We understand what you are going through, and our wrongful death lawyers consider it our responsibility to make sure you have a path forward.
Arnold & Itkin has fought for grieving families throughout the U.S., holding large corporations and organizations accountable for the damage caused. From trucking companies to construction contractors, we’ve helped families get answers from the people and companies that could’ve prevented their suffering.
We’re ready to do the same for you.
Do not hesitate to call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We're ready to help you discover your options right now.
Types of Wrongful Death Incidents
Wrongful death claims allow family members to seek compensation if another party’s negligence was the cause of their loved one’s death. However, a wrongful death claim does not cover all deaths caused by another. Wrongful deaths are filed based on the circumstances of the accident.
Below are some examples of what can qualify for a wrongful death claim:
- Crane accidents from unsafe construction operations
- Car crashes caused by drunk or distracted driving
- Workplace accidents caused by a lack of training or supervision
- Assaults, murders, or other criminal actions on commercial premises
- When a doctor fails to identify or treat an ailment properly (medical malpractice)
- Drowning accidents that should have been prevented by property owners
- Defective products or drugs that cause the consumer’s death
Requirements to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Beaumont
Eligibility to file a wrongful death claim can vary from state to state. However, most states give the primary right to the victim’s children and spouse. The parents or other relatives will not be able to claim a wrongful death if the child or spouse is already pursuing one. To determine if you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, you can contact a Beaumont wrongful death attorney for a free case review.
The eligible beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim in Texas include the following:
- Spouses or life partners
- Children (18 years or older)
What Damages Can Be Claimed After a Wrongful Death?
The loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging moments in a person’s life. Losing a loved one is overwhelming. It is even more difficult when their loved one’s death could have been prevented. Families going through this challenging moment are entitled to seek compensation for their loss. Monetary compensation won’t bring back a loved one, but it can help a family find a financial path forward after experiencing the unthinkable.
Here are the three general types of compensations for a wrongful death claim:
- Economic Damages - Families have the right to receive compensation for the expenses related to their family member’s death. This can include funeral bills and the deceased’s future earnings and benefits.
- Non-Economic Damages - Families can also be compensated for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Non-economic damages also include loss of inheritance and loss of consortium.
- Punitive Damages - In some cases, families receive additional compensation as a form of punishment for the parties responsible.
Wrongful Death FAQ
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed by the negligent behavior of another party. The person responsible can then be held liable under common jurisdiction. Filing a wrongful death claim allows family members to sue for compensation for the loss of their loved one if their death was caused by another person’s negligence. Even if the person responsible is already being held accountable in a criminal court, wronged loved ones can seek compensation in a civil claim. It is important to keep in mind that if a company is responsible for your loved one's death, a wrongful death claim will be the only way they'll be held accountable in court.
How Much Does Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Beaumont Cost?
Hiring a lawyer from our firm costs nothing up front. Since we work on a contingency fee, we cover the costs associated with any case we take. If we don’t earn results, our clients don’t pay us anything. Working this way helps our clients trust that we’re working for the best results while also relieving the financial burden that legal cases can create.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Generally speaking, wrongful death claims are limited to the direct family members of the person killed. Common types of relatives that file wrongful death cases include spouses, parents, and children of decedents. If you’re uncertain if you can file a claim, speaking with an attorney is free and can help you discover your options.
Get Help From Our Beaumont Wrongful Death Attorneys: (888) 493-1629
After the loss of a loved one, the next step to take may be unclear. Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are ready to fight to help your family secure the justice your deserve. Our wrongful death lawyers in Beaumont are dedicated to giving our clients a secure and stable future. We’ve obtained billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we have a proven track record that demonstrates our ability to help you rebuild your life. We understand how challenging this time is, so we will be there for you every step of the way.
Contact our Beaumont wrongful death attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.