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Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Here to Help Grieving Families

There is nothing more devastating than losing someone you love in an accident--especially when another party's reckless or negligent actions caused that accident. If you have lost someone you love, it is imperative you do not hesitate to consult with an experienced Houston wrongful death attorney. Located in Houston, the legal team from Arnold & Itkin serves clients from coast to coast. We understand what you are going through, and our wrongful death lawyers consider it our responsibility to ensure that you and your family are justly compensated for your loss.

Why You Can Trust Our Houston Wrongful Death Law Firm

  • We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • We use contingent fees, meaning you do not pay unless we win.
  • We have won cases for clients from all 50 states.
  • We have won cases that set both state and national records.
  • We offer completely free and confidential consultations.

The Ins & Outs of Texas Wrongful Death Claims

When a third party is responsible for the death of another person, they can be held liable under common law jurisdiction. Victims of serious injuries, such as brain or burn injuries, have an advantage that fatality victims do not: the ability to file a personal injury claim on their behalf.

When a person loses their life as a result of the negligent behaviors of another, they are just as entitled to monetary compensation and legal address as any other injury victim. Unfortunately, they are in no way able to fight against the wrongs that led to their fatality. Therefore, a wrongful death claim can be made by family members who have lost a loved one due to the immoral or unlawful behaviors of someone else.

A family can seek retribution against the person who killed their loved one by bringing a wrongful death claim case. Even if the person at fault is already being persecuted in the criminal courts for murder or manslaughter, there is still room for a civil lawsuit involving a wrongful death claim. In fact, when fatality results from a company rather than an individual, the only recourse that can be taken is to file wrongful death.

Wrongful death claims are brought by civil action when the loved ones of the deceased are attempting to be compensated for death-related expenses. These may include the financial strain that may be put on the family as a result of lost income, medical expenses that the family has been left with, or grievance and bereavement compensations. In a wrongful death case, the standard of proof is the preponderance of the evidence. This means, instead of the defendant being innocent until proven guilty, the burden of proof is on them to prove that they did not, in fact, cause the death.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

It is important to note that a statute of limitations exists in cases of wrongful death claims. This means that there is a time limit for how long you can wait before filing a wrongful death claim, so you must act quickly when addressing these issues if you and your loved ones wish to receive accurate compensation. In matters like this, it is important to speak to a lawyer to make sure all of your rights are protected.

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

For example, our Texas wrongful death law firm helped represent the family of a 58-year-old man who was killed after falling 12 feet in a parking lot while on the job. We took on the case and found that the parking lot violated OSHA and ANSI regulations—namely for the fact that it was missing a guardrail.

Attorney Jason Itkin tried the case for 6 days and was able to recover a $2.9 million verdict— even though the defendant's pre-trial settlement offer was only $200,000.

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