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Corpus Christi Wrongful Death Lawyers

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we ever do. If someone's negligence caused a loved one's death, the grieving process is burdened with the knowledge that your loved one's death was preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 80,000 deaths were caused by negligence in 2015—each one leaving behind a heartbroken family.

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness, you are entitled to seek compensation for your loss. We know that monetary compensation won’t remove your pain, nor will it bring back your loved one. However, it can help you recover some of what your family has lost and give you a better future. To seek compensation, it is imperative that you contact a Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Arnold & Itkin LLP has won billions for the injured and grieving, including hundreds of results worth $1 million or more. Our team has been responsible for getting justice for families in some of the nation's most tragic accidents, including the sinking of the El Faro, the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Williams Olefin plant explosion in Geismar, and many more. Our work helps people pay for medical care, provide for their children, and build better lives for themselves.

Arnold & Itkin LLP has helped hundreds of families receive the compensation they deserve for their loss. Contact our Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney today: (888) 493-1629.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death occurs when a person or company accidentally or inadvertently causes the death of another person. The person responsible can be held liable in civil court. Filing a wrongful death claim allows family members to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one, including everything from the cost of funeral expenses to the impact of losing a parental figure. Even if an at-fault individual has already been held responsible in criminal court, families can file a wrongful death claim in civil court. If a company was responsible for the death of your loved one, then a civil wrongful death claim is the only avenue for justice or accountability.

Below are examples of what can qualify as wrongful death claims in a civil court:

  • Car accidents that are caused by driving intoxicated or distracted
  • Workplace accidents caused by lack of training or supervision
  • Assaults, attacks, or other criminal actions that led to the death of another
  • Medical malpractice—when a doctor failed to identify or treat an ailment correctly
  • Drowning accidents due to property damage/premises liability
  • Defective products or drugs that caused the user to suffer death

Can I File a Corpus Christi Wrongful Death Claim?

The eligibility of who can file a wrongful death claim is different in every state. However, most states allow close family members of the victim to present a wrongful death claim. If a wrongful death claim was filed on behalf of a spouse or child, no one else can file a claim.

The eligible beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim in Texas include:

  • Children (18 years or older)
  • Spouses or life partners
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Parents of unmarried children
  • Any other dependents

To determine if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, contact our Corpus Christi wrongful death attorneys for more information. It is essential to keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims—this means that you only have two years to file a claim before it is too late. Contact our Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyers for a free case review.

To learn about wrongful death in Texas, visit Sec. 71 of the Civil Practice & Remedies Code.

What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

After losing a loved one, families face an extremely challenging situation. Not only are they grieving the loss of a partner, parent, or child, but they also have to deal with the financial ramifications of losing a loved one. In many wrongful death cases, the decedent is also the breadwinner, so their death leaves loved ones with an unstable financial future. In some cases, the cost of medical care prior to death is too much for one income to handle.

Most cases have the right to seek compensation for three types of damages:

  • Economic Damages – Families often have extensive funeral and medical bills related to the death of a loved one. They also have the right to seek compensation for the deceased’s future earnings and benefits.
  • Non-Economic Damages – Families deserve receive compensation for their pain, suffering and mental anguish. Non-economic damages also include loss of inheritance and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive Damages – In wrongful death cases, the court may levy additional penalties as a form of punishment for the defendant. Punitive damages go to the victim's family.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, we encourage you to contact Arnold & Itkin LLP as soon as possible. Regardless if the accident was caused by a motor vehicle accident or by the use of a defective drug, we have the experience you need to investigate your claim and hold at-fault entities responsible for their negligence. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients; we can help you get the results you'll need to rebuild your future.

Our Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyers fight for the results grieving families deserve, no matter what. Call us now for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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