Brownsville Wrongful Death Lawyers
Ready to Fight for the Answers Your Family Deserves After Losing a Loved One
No words can explain how difficult it is to lose a loved one—especially when their death could have been prevented. If you have lost someone you love, you can seek guidance from a Brownsville wrongful death attorney to seek compensation for your loss. The legal team at Arnold & Itkin serves clients from coast to coast, 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 your and your family's future is secure while you grieve your loss.
Arnold & Itkin has spoken up for hundreds of grieving families throughout the U.S., holding large corporations and organizations accountable for the harm their actions caused. We've held trucking companies, offshore drillers, and insurers responsible in court, helping families get the financial security they needed in the wake of a tragic loss.
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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death is when a third party is responsible for the death of a family member or spouse. 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.
Types of Wrongful Death Incidents
Wrongful death claims cover virtually any situation where an organization or individual's actions or inaction led to the death of another. However, wrongful death claims do not cover all deaths caused by someone else. Wrongful deaths are filed based on the circumstances of the accident.
Below are some examples of what can qualify for a wrongful death claim:
- Car accidents caused by drunk or distracted driving
- Workplace accident caused by a lack of training or supervision
- Assaults, murders, or other criminal actions on commercial premises
- When a doctor fails to diagnose or treat an illness (medical malpractice)
- Drowning accidents that occur due to premises liability
- Defective products or drugs that cause the consumer’s death
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Brownsville?
The individuals who are eligible to file a wrongful death claim can vary from state to state. However, the law gives 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 a child or spouse is already pursuing one. To find out if you can file a wrongful death claim, contact a Brownsville 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)
- Any other dependents
To learn more about wrongful death in Texas, visit Sec. 71 of the Civil Practice & Remedies Code.
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 emotionally and physically distressing and overwhelming. It is even more difficult when a loved one’s death was unexpected. Families going through this challenging time are entitled to seek compensation for their loss. Monetary compensation won’t bring back a loved one, but it can help a family secure their future.
Here are the three general types of compensation 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 and medical bills and the deceased’s future earnings and benefits.
- Non-Economic Damages—Families can also be compensated for 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.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for Your Family's Justice
After the loss of a loved one, attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are ready to guide you through the claims process—ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation possible for your loss. Our wrongful death lawyers in Brownsville are dedicated to giving our clients a secure and stable future. We have 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.
No one should be allowed to escape accountability for causing the death of another person. Call us today for help from a team that's as compassionate as it is dedicated. We're standing by to help you right now at (888) 493-1629.